What a Night!

Dancing For the Stars is Carolina Broadway's annual fundraiser held at Lake Hickory Country Club where community leaders pair up with dancers provided by our corporate partners Clater Kaye Theatreworks to compete through ballroom dance to raise money to support CBTC shows, programs, and scholarships.  Over 17 students have benefitted from scholarships provided through CBTC and Dancing For The Stars.

DFTS 2019 Winners Phil Payne and Annie Grace Payne


Phil & AG dip
CC Congro and Scott Wimmer
Thu Swisher and Dillon Warren
Annie Grace Payne and Rusty Woy
Lori Alala and JB Beaver
Shana White and Devin Hatch
Jason Norcross and Natalie Clater
Lisa Caporossi and Robby Clater
Bret Garnett and Sara Wimmer
Natalie Kaye Clater and Knox Tate
Penny Black and Josh Drake
Winner's Circle

Photos: Jeff Vargo Photography

Special Guest Dancers

Pat Joyner


Lisa Wimbush

Carey's Auto Shop

Phil Payne

Shenandoah Furniture

Brian Williams

Burn Boot Camp

Randy Sain

Jay Brown, Realtors

DFTS 19 Singers

New York

The Penny Black Scholarship 

The Penny Black Scholarship named in honor of the first winner of Dancing For The Stars and former Board President, is a special scholarship fund to help CBTC actors further their career through helping to pay travel expenses for college visits, out of town auditions, etc. DFTS helps young actors achieve their dreams while removing financial burden as much as possible. 

DFTS alum are everywhere!
Los Angeles
And Beyond...

From the Executive Director, Lesia Kaye

Due to the ongoing health concerns with COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our Junior and Senior shows until further notice. Your child's safety and well being is our number one priority.

Contact Info

Email: lesiakaye@carolinabroadway.org