With a heart for kids, this school counselor and Tarleton employee compete in Dancing For the Stars.

Updated: Oct 24


Wayne and Amber Davenport

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Wayne and Amber Davenport are one of five couples competing in this year’s Dancing For the Stars event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erath County on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Lone Star Arena.


Wayne works at Tarleton State University as a senior director of development and Amber is a counselor at Chamberlin Elementary in Stephenville.


Amber also serves as a board member for BBBBS and both have a heart for children.


“I have always wanted to dance, but Wayne would nix the idea every time,” Amber told Beneath the Surface News.


The couple took part in a Q&A and here’s what else they had to say.


DO YOU HAVE ANY PRIOR DANCE EXPERIENCE?


AMBER: “Not unless my marching band experience in high school counts! But seriously, the last time we danced together was probably at our wedding 11 years ago.”


WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF TRAINING?


AMBER: “The most challenging part for me has been being coordinated enough to do the dance moves, especially if it involves the right arm and left foot at the same time.”


WHO IS THE BETTER DANCER?


“Wayne says me, but I have seen a big improvement in him from week one. He is more coordinated than he thinks.”


ANY INJURIES OR MISHAPS?


“We have this one move that requires a little trick and Wayne was trying to find a way to make it easier. That resulted in him crossing his arms and me flipping upside down onto the ground during practice!”


Ouch!


TICKET INFORMATION


If you would like to support Team Davenport’s quest to win that coveted mirror ball trophy, purchase tickets directly from them or contact BBBS executive director Sarah McNeal-Weaver at smcneal@bbbstx.org.