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2017 Day of Dance – Naperville, IL

A Day of Dance is a Master Class event that provides urban and suburban dancers an environment to learn, share, and perform together, honoring and celebrating the life of Katie Lunn. This event was created not only to provide scholarships, etc., but it is meant to spread Katie’s message of living life to its fullest […]

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Kellie Nelson named ICCC 2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship Winner

On March 31, 2017 Iowa Central Community College held their annual Curtain Call dance program displaying the talents of the ICCC Dance team. Towards the end of the show the Director of Dance, Lesa Dencklau and special guest and close friend of Katie, Cassidy Vermeer announced the 2017 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” scholarship winner. This […]

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2016 Fort Dodge Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive Scholarship winner announced

On Tuesday May 24th the annual awards dinner was held for the finalist of the FDSH Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship. This years finalist were: Alexandria Hays, nominated by Jordyn Kloss; Sam Cook, nominated by Sam Kolacia; Brandi Smith, nominated by Kevin Chen; Rebekah Henkelman, nominated by Nick Sanford and this years winner was […]

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2016 Katie Lunn Keep the Smile Alive ICCC Scolarship winner

On April 29th, 2016 Iowa Central Community College announced Laura Martin the winner of the 2016 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” memorial fund, scholarship. The announcement was made during the ICCC annual “Curtain Call” Dance spectacular held at the Decker Auditorium in Fort Dodge, IA. The dance event featured the Iowa Central’s Dance Team […]

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The 6th annual Spread the Smile Event

The 6th annual “Keep the Smile Alive” day of dance was held on April 10, 2016. Professional choreographers as well as friends of Katie’s, Dionna PridGeon and David Fonseca inspired and trained 122 urban and suburban area dancers during a day of dance. The evening show again featured many Chicago area professional and student dancers. This amazing […]

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2016 Katie Lunn Spread the Smile Day of Dance – April 10th, 2016

Please join us for the 6th annual Katie Lunn Spread the Smile Day of Dance to be held at: The Athenaeum Theatre 2936 N Southport Ave Chicago, Illinois 60657 This year’s classes are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM and include 2 amazing instructors Dionna PridGeon from New York, NY who is Faculty at Joffrey Ballet School, […]

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School of Performing arts announces the 2015 Katie Lunn ‘Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship winner.

In May, the School of Performing arts announced Jill Henessey the winner of the 2015 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship during their annual Dance recital program in Naperville, IL. All applicants had written essays on how Katie had impacted their lives. Jill and many others had been students of Katie’s while she taught […]

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Fort Dodge Senior High announces winner of the 2015 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship

On May 18th, 2015 the 4th annual Fort Dodge Senior High, Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” peer nominated scholarship dinner was held. Again this year the top 5 nominators and 5 nominees and their families were invited to the dinner to hear the nomination speeches read by the 5 nominators. The finalist and winners […]

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The 5th annual Katie Lunn “Spread the Smile” Dance workshop and Dance program was a huge success.

On March 8th, 2015 the 5th annual “Spread the Smile” event took place. Professional Choreographers as well as close friends of Katie’s, Kelly Beamish and Kevin Familiar put on a sensational training event for over 150 urban and suburban students from all over Chicago. Eric Bramlett put together an amazing video of interviews of participants, […]

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Iowa Central Community College announces the winner of the 2015 Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship.

On March 26, 2015 Coach Cassidy Vermeer awarded Anessa Lawrence the Katie Lunn “Keep the Smile Alive” Scholarship during Iowa Central Community College annual Curtain Call Dance event held at Decker Auditorium. Anessa has been dancing since the age of 3 and has danced for the Iowa Central Dance team for 2 years. Anessa plans […]

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