The studio offers a community outreach dance and performing arts program to students who are referred by schoolteachers, principals, counselors, and programs such as Tahoe Youth and Family Services, CASA and Live Violence Free.

We have been contacted by a variety of educators and professionals letting us know that our outreach program HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE.  The students’ participation at the studio has resulted in better grades and better behavior. We have also seen these students develop a genuine passion for dance and a high level of commitment to the art of dance and to being part of the studio family.

The opportunity to provide quality dance and performing arts education to the children of the community is funded by grants, donations, and sponsorships.  The program is also funded by the proceeds from the annual spring recitals and holiday performances.

Lake Tahoe’s Shining Stars is a 501c-3  (ID 20-5746264).

We wish to thank the following for their commitment to building a better future for young talent in the community:

  • Ricky Reich
  • Tahoe Women’s Community Fund
  • El Dorado Community Foundation
  • Soroptomist International of the Tahoe Sierra
  • Thomas Haen Construction
  • Barbara Bannar
  • Sally McCraven and Michael Oliver
  • Dennis Sarosik
  • Epic Promise/Vail Resorts
  • VM Ware
  • Elizabeth Theirot
  • Macy’s/United Way/Connie Yale
  • Penny Gilmore
  • Sports Connection
  • Crayton and Sandy Jones
  • Janet McDougall

We also wish to thank the following In-Kind Donors:

  • Tara Pielaet, Rated Sports Group
  • Drew Hubbell Construction
  • Tahoe Valley Lodge
  • Jenny Marie Photography
  • Kelly Neiger, CPA
  • Penny Stewart
  • Carol Colford