Katie Jacobus Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Space Coast Daily // May 11, 2015
Local Celebrities Ready To Strut Their Stuff For Needy
Dancing With the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that will benefit three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 6.
Dancing With the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds this year to be distributed to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Scott Center For Autism and Serene Harbor.
This exciting event will feature 12 Space Coast community and business leaders, including Amy Boyson, Lila Buescher, William Capote, Rich Charbonneau, Dani Clevens, Katie Jacobus, Robert Jordan, Charlie Nash, Jackie Pantello, Susan Vallette, Mason Williams and Milo Zonka.
BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE
Each celebrity dancer will be matched up with a professional dancer as they compete in a ballroom dance – and for bragging rights as the best dancer in Brevard.
On the evening of June 6, each dance pair will compete in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges.
During the show, couples will earn scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone don’t decide the dancer’s final score.
Leading up to the actual performance, the dancers will have already scored 60 percent of their points through their fundraising endeavors.
DANCER PROFILE: Katie Jacobus
Katie Jacobus is a graduate of Satellite High School, the University of South Florida and the Florida Coastal School of Law.
She began her career with the Office of the State Attorney where she gained valuable trial experience.
In 2006 she began working for a prominent Brevard County criminal defense firm, defending individuals accused of criminal acts.
In 2012, she returned to the Office of the State Attorney where she currently works to prosecute juvenile offenders.
Katie is a past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Brevard County Bar Association and currently a member of both the Florida Bar and the Brevard County Bar Association.
She is presently a board member of the National Veterans Homeless Support.
Katie and her husband Curt Jacobus, an attorney with Gray Robinson, P.A., were the 2013 chairpersons for the March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Dinner.
Katie and Curt have two children, Jackson, 4, and 2-year-old daughter, Charley.
Katie is an avid runner and in her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family, especially boating.
Lance Sexton – Instructor
Lance Sexton grew up in the dance business with both parents as professional dance teachers.
He brings more than 30 years of top professional dance experience with him to Melbourne Ballroom.
Sexton’s background includes extensive training with World and U.S. champions.
He is certified as a Master by the former National Director and World Top Instructor of Arthur Murray.
He competed professionally for 10 years and has won numerous championships and titles during his career.
Sexton is one of only a few professionals to win large competitions in all four styles of dancing including:
• Mid-United States Open American Professional Rhythm Champion
• Mid-United States Rising Star Professional International Latin Champion
• Southern States Rising Star Professional Standard Champion
• Illinois State Open American Professional Smooth Champion
Sexton currently competes with his students in Pro/Am competitions and his students have won many championships and top exhibition awards.
His teacher awards include Florida State Top Teacher and Mid-United States Top Teacher.
Several Dancing With the Space Coast sponsorship levels are available, including the Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250.
Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing With the Space Coast is sponsored by Harris Corp., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology and C&R Designs.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com