Education Foundation

Right now, a student is having a learning experience made better by the work that we do.
Investing in education now to impact our future.
One teacher can inspire the lives of many.
Innovation in and outside of the classroom.
Enhancing the quality of education for all.

The Education Foundation of Lake County is pleased to host the 15th Annual Stepping Out for Education where local celebrities compete on the ballroom floor!

The three female and three male competitors will step out of their comfort zone during two full performances: Friday, July 23, 2021 and Saturday, July 24, 2021. This year’s event is at a new venue, with a new format at the Clermont Performing Arts Center, located at 3700 US 27.

The six local celebrities and their professional dance partners will dance the Fox Trot, Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing and Tango. Each celebrity receives 20 hours of instruction and will be ready to perform for you!

The local celebrities are:

  • Dr. Emily Feltner, Assistant Superintendent, Lake County Schools
  • Dina Simpson, Owner, Renew Day Spa
  • Tyler Borowski, Deputy Tax Collecter
  • Jerome Brouhard, Manager/Sommelier, Maggie’s Attic
  • Mayor Tim Murry, City of Clermont

The evening will begin with hot hors d’oeuvres catered by Lake County Schools Culinary departments in the center lobby. A champagne and dessert reception will be offered during intermission.

All proceeds benefit students and teachers in Lake County Schools.

You can purchase tickets at Saturday evening’s event is Sold Out!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact Carman Cullen at or call 352-326-1265.

We appreciate our event sponsors:

Top Hat

  • City of Clermont
  • Kristin Jamieson Mortgage Team
  • Mathias Food Service
  • Micki Blackburn Realty
  • NextHome Lott Premier Realty

White Glove

  • Addition Financial
  • Cemex
  • Citizens First Bank
  • Electric Services, Inc.
  • Eustis Lakeside Dental
  • Fairwinds Credit Union
  • Insight Credit Union
  • Kevco Builders
  • Scott and Diane Kornegay
  • Law Office of Frank Remsen, P.A.
  • Leading Learning Together
  • Maggie’s Attic
  • Orlando Health South Lake Hospital
  • Wharton-Smith, Inc.

Friends of Education

  • Blueline 360
  • Duke Energy
  • Hyundai of Central Florida
  • Kroger
  • Matern Professional Engineering
  • Morris Realty & Investments
  • Sunstate Carriers
  • UF Health Leesburg Hospital


  • Akers Media Group
  • Ford Press
  • Red Apples Media
  • Renew Day Spa

Need a Place to Stay?

We have secured a special rate at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 1810 S Hwy 27, in Clermont. Call 352-243-7878 and ask for the Stepping Out Patron Special room rate of $109 per night.