Education Foundation

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. The theater-style seating in the Clermont Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater, located at 3700 US 27, offers an intimate atmosphere with unobstructed views of the entertainment onstage.

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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.