Six Lake County community leaders are learning to dance the fox trot, rumba, cha cha, swing, and tango, all in efforts to raise money for Lake County Schools teachers and students for the 15th annual Stepping Out for Education, to be hosted in two evening performances, July 23-24, at the Black Box Theater of Clermont Performing Arts Center, 3700 U.S. Highway 27.
The popular sellout event is Lake County’s version of “Dancing With The Stars,” and will feature Dr. Emily Feltner, assistant superintendent of Lake County Schools; Kristin Jamieson, branch manager of Success Mortgage Partners; Dina Simpson, owner of Renew Day Spa; Tim Murry, mayor of Clermont; Jerome Brouhard, manager/sommelier of Maggie’s Attic; and Tyler J. Borowski, deputy tax collector.
Each local celebrity will be partnered with a professional dancer to perform both nights. They will be judged on their technical and artistic abilities by a panel of judges and the audience will also vote for their favorite dancer. After combining the voter’s choice from the two nights, the overall winner will be chosen.
The last Stepping Out for Education benefit hosted in 2019 raised nearly $103,000 for the Educational Foundation of Lake County with Lake County Superintendent Diane Kornegay winning the coveted mirror ball trophy.