For over 24 years, VPAC’s Support the Arts Reaching Students (STARS) program has provided youth from 15 Eagle County Schools with the opportunity to attend specially programmed daytime performances either in the theater or directly at their school. Reaching over 8,000 students annually, with approximately 20 shows a year, STARS places an emphasis on providing an array of performing art genres from dance and theater to world music. The programming is educational, entertaining, often integrates with teachers’ lesson plans and sometimes provides a platform for discussion of pertinent childhood issues such as bullying, cultural awareness or how to deal with challenging homework. STARS provides the basis for a life of enjoyment and understanding of diverse performing art disciplines, often for youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity. All STARS performances and transportation are provided free of charge to Eagle County students in grades K-8. STARS is funded by individual contributors and a generous endowment from the Frechette Family Foundation.

2022-2023 STARS Series Lineup: 

MOMIX | Monday, August 29 | 12:30PM | 3rd Grade and Above
Sonia de Los Santos and the Okee Dokee Brothers | Monday, September 12 | 10AM & 12:30PM | Pre-K through 5th Grade
Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition | Tuesday, September 20 | 10AM & 12:30PM | 3rd Grade and Above (8 years +)
Orquesta Akokán | Thursday, October 6 | 12:30PM | 2nd Grade and Above
Imagination Movers | Friday January 13 | 10AM & 12:30PM | 1st through 4th Grade
Yamato: The Drummers of Japan | Thursday, March 6 | 12:30PM | 2nd Grade and Above
Danú | Friday, March 17 | 12:30PM | 2nd Grade and Above
Ballet X | Friday March 24th | 12:30PM | 3rd through 6th Grade

2022-2023 School Group Request Form

Bus Reimbursement Form

Questions on the STARS Educational Series? Please contact stars@vvf.org

Upcoming Performances

STARS: Support The Arts Reaching Students

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