Day Of Stars

Since our inception, we've awarded $55,000+ in artistic scholarships!

Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. competition/Concert/Award Weekend Event is a sophisticated, sassy, upbeat, colorful, entertaining and exciting program.

A state-wide event where young artists from all walks of life come together to compete for scholarships in performing and visual art categories.

Make donations* payable to :
Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc.
9060 County Road 231
Wildwood, FL 34785

Or, click donation button on Home Page.



*A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800)435-7352 within the State.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the State.

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Day of Stars - Virtual Scholarship Competition - 2020

Due to our Country's Health Concern (Virus), we hosted our 1st virtual scholarship event, Saturday, November 21, 2020. 

In April 2020, we lost one of our gifted young artist dancers, David Bartholomew Lyons, Jr. In this Pandemic, he would have made his, yours and my life more enjoyable; dancing to his own beat. To honor David's legacy, his parents gifted us and we named our Dance Scholarship as the 'David Bartholomew Lyons, Jr. Dance Scholarship'. We made history with awarding our 1st Scholarship named in honor of one of own 'Alumnus- David Bartholomew Lyons, Jr.

Enjoy videos, below, to experience the excitement and the superb talent of our
1st Place Placers 2020:

Welcome & Greetings- Beverly Steele, YPAs, Inc. Founder

Meet Our Judges- Esther Solin, YPAs, Inc. Volunteer

David, Sr & Katrina Lyons, Speaks to the Youth

1st Placer, Vocals- A'Layahna Checo
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1st Placer, Dancer- Destini Hendricks

1st Placer, Instrumentalist- Hanalei Ritter

1st Placer, Visual Art- Luke Singleton

Steele's Outro

Calling ALL Florida's young artists 2021!

For 2021, all young artists are welcomed to submit via Drop Box (up to 2.5minutes long) of their best dance, instrument, vocal performance or visual art collection. All submissions must be received with a completed application by TBD. Continue to check, this page, for updates.

Awarding scholarships, at least $2000,  in Vocals, Instruments, Dance & Visual Arts


November 27, 2021

Family Friendly Event

All are welcomed to view via our organization's Facebook page, as well -

Sponsored in part by Bands of The Villages, Inc; Katrina & David Lyons, Sr.; Donald Burgess; Camerata String Ensemble of Central Florida, Peter & Mary White, Steven & Carol Broos, Gloria S. Weis; Mizette Fuenzalida; Linda & Larry Winchester, Dennis & Mel Reaves; Just For You Catering; The Steele Organization (TSO), LLC