Cuban heartthrob William Levy, one of the dancers on the current season ofABC's"Dancing With The Stars," was not there.
He was, however, overshadowed by Newport's Brett Lawrence, voted "Best Male Dancer" at the recent 2012 Assistance League of Newport-Mesa's major fundraising event, billed as "Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars."
Lawrence, the tall lanky, cowboy son of the much-loved Jeannie Lawrence, had all the ladies' hearts aflutter in the audience. The competition was serious.
Lawrence joined "Best Female Dancer" Sara Guggenheim Jarrett, "Most Debonair Male Dancer" Mike Sanchez, "Most Sparkly Female Dancer" Ashley Hickson, "Most Elegant Dancer" Heidi Miller, and finally "The Most Wow Dancer" Adam Aldrich for a spectacular show that truly rivaled the professional version watched by millions every Monday night.
All the contestants took their assignments seriously, rehearsing for countless hours with professional dance partners. The acts were choreographed to challenging music and the costumes were on par with the best Hollywood wardrobe handlers could muster.