5th Annual Dancing with the Bars

5th Annual Dancing with the Bars

This event was held July 22, 2012

5th Annual Dancing with the Bars

The 5th Annual Dancing with the Bars will be an event modeled after ABC's hit show Dancing with the Stars. Rather than celebrities, the event will bring popular bartenders, bar owners, managers, or personalities who work and socialize in bars together with professional ballroom dance instructors and showcase the art of dance.

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel 50 E. Adams St. Phoenix, AZ 85002 Doors: 5PM

Presented by SWAY Events

Sponsored by Bud Light, ECHO Magazine, ION Magazine, Smirnoff, Phoenix New Times

Portion of the proceeds benefiting Joshua Tree Feeding Program.

This year's all-star cast includes:
Barbra Seville, a local performer who is representing Karamba YouTube Video
Dusty Brinsmade, a bartender at Bliss/ReBAR
Jonathan Silva, a bartender at FEZ YouTube Video
Julie Craig, a local performer who is representing The Rock
Kado Stewart, an award-winning famous face in Phoenix
Katy June, an award-winning famous face in Phoenix YouTube Video
Kevin Bushaw, the creative director of IONAZ Magazine
Laine Ayre, the event captain at The Arcadia Room at LGO
Nathan Rhoton, an award-winning famous face in Phoenix representing Apollo's YouTube Video
Paula Sha, a local performer who bartends at Pat O's Bunkhouse YouTube Video
Pussy LeHoot, a local performer who bartends at Charlie's
Travis Edwards, a bartender at Kobalt

Each competitor has been paired with a professional dance instructors to train for a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Leading up to the event, each competitor's progress will be documented for a special video montage that will be played at the finale. At this event, the dancers will showcase their progress and be evaluated by a panel of judges for their chance to win a grand prize and the title of Dancing with the Bars Champions 2012.


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