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


Winner's Circle

Photos: Jeff Vargo Photography

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

Having grown up in North Carolina, I wanted to share my experiences in the Professional Theatrical world with other kids who I knew were hungry for it just like I was.  Robert Clater and I founded CBTC in order to open doors and opportunities to fellow North Carolinians who dare to dream of a bigger and brighter future full of passion and song!

Contact Info

Email: robertclater@carolinabroadway.org

Email: lesiakaye@carolinabroadway.org

Phone: 828-330-0182