6th Annual Kathryn Bender Dance Showcase

The 2011 dance showcase was a record breaking fundraiser for KBMF.  Held on May 21st, 2011 at College of DuPage, the show had over 600 in attendance!  Thank you to the performers and the attendees for making this event so successful each year.  We also had the choir from Naperville North High School sing in the lobby before the show.  It added so much to have them there!  Finally, the raffle baskets that were assembled were beautiful! Thank you to Steps Dance Center parents and other individuals who took the time to assemble and donate a basket for the cause.

The dance groups included: 

    ~DuPage Dance Team
            ~Extensions Dance Company
                    ~Hip Hop ConnXion
                            ~Inside Out Dance Compnay
                                    ~MADD Rhythms Tap Company
                                            ~Metea Valley High School
                                                    ~Naperville North High School
                                                            ~Naperville Park District
                                                                    ~Neuqua Valley High School
                                                                            ~School of Performing Arts
                                                                                    ~Sole Dance Academy
                                                                                            ~Steps Dance Center
                                                                                                    ~Underground Arts Connection

Proceeds from the event went to the Kathryn Bender Memorial Foundation and Midwest Heart Foundation.  Each year KBMF purchases a new portable EKG machine that is used in the Young Hearts for Life cardiac screenings at the local high schools.  The program has already screened over 50,000 students and approximately 2-3% of those students are recommended to have a follow up with their primary care physician. 

Event Photos

Elizabeth and Nicholas share their talents to honor Kathryn
Audience & Dancers come together to benefit KBMF
Showcase offers raffles, silent auction, KBMF merchandise and information from Midwest Heart Foundation with entertainment provided by Naperville North High School's Vocal Jazz groups