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Thank you for your LOVE of DANCE!
Re: March 2021 Competitions

Continued COVID 19 restrictions have made it necessary for us to push back the dates of our first four competitions of 2021.

This affects the cities of: Seattle, Houston, Bay City and Los Angeles.

Newly rescheduled dates for those events are: Seattle - Sunday, May 23, 2021 / Houston - Sunday, June 6, 2021 / Bay City - Sunday, June 27 / Los Angeles - Saturday, June 19, 2021.

Please note that our Pittsburgh competition originally scheduled for Sunday, March 28, 2021 has been expanded to include BOTH Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2021.

These changes are ONLY for our March 2021 competition dates and all previously published April and May dates remain as announced from our earliest postponement.

Our online registration for those dates - and all of our schedule cities - is available (as space allows) and a few cities this season will be “SOLD OUT.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and continues to change every aspect of our lives - closing the places where people meet, work, study, pray and DANCE.

ALL of our scheduled competitions, during our 42nd season, planned from March 15 - May 17, 2020 were obviously forced to be cancelled and rescheduled.

We have been in contact with each of our Participating Dance Studios regarding our rescheduling. We kindly ask Parents of Dancers to please contact your Dance Studio for further information.

Although our 2020 Season was POSTPONED during this world-wide crisis, we promise that we will be back “on our toes” for 2021.

We will always strive to make our events a reflection of the love you feel for Dance and for your Dancers.

The I LOVE DANCE Family - and YOU and your families will get through this.

Kim McKimmie is so appreciative of your support and she is dedicated to being at your service producing our future events with respect and integrity. This catastrophe is not our “Swan Song”. We are ready for an “Encore” and we will produce our 42nd season again in 2021!

You may be confident that our common sense approach for 2021 has your safety as our priority. Until that time, all of our precious Dance Studio Owners and Directors, Dance Teachers, ILD Staff and Judges and all of our Participants and their families are at the forefront of our thoughts and in our hearts and prayers.
Changes to our website:

The Features we have always enjoyed are changing a bit. As we do not have NEW selected “Sweethearts” - we will be showcasing former Sweethearts. We will continue to honor a “Teacher of the Month” and our “Celebrity of the Month” will include celebrity features that we will nostalgically revisit. Instead of our “Performance of the Month” we will have the “Quote of the Month” to share some inspiration, a giggle or words of wisdom.

We hope you’ll continue to follow our Facebook posts. Even if we are unable to have the fun Post-Competition photos of Award-Winners with trophies, Dancers posing at our “photo op” area, Dance Teachers that won our Door Prizes and Judges engaging with our Participants - we will strive to have some content that is encouraging and amusing until we are producing I LOVE DANCE Competitions and dance events once again.
We will kick off our 42nd Season (again) in 2021 and be ready to welcome you with open arms and hugs galore!

The years have DANCED by (42 years!) with over 1,000,000 participants to date.

If you are new to I LOVE DANCE -- please join our mailing list.

PLEASE compare entry fees. We have kept ours the same for several years now and will have no entry fee increases in 2021. I LOVE DANCE is economical, reputable and dependable.

At I LOVE DANCE, we work hard to make Dance Teachers, Dancers, and their Parents happy with our organization and upbeat, positive atmosphere. You'll find only NICE Dance Teachers and NICE Dance Moms participate. You’ll find that we encourage Beginning Ability Level Dancers and that our judging criteria and award structure (including Cash Prizes) is most fair and equitable.

We have online registration for your convenience. You should plan to enter our well-attended Competitions well before our thirty day entry deadline as a few Cities will be completely FULL shows in 2021.

Experience first-hand why we are the "Competition Of Choice" and known as both "The Competition With Heart" and "The Competition With Class.”
ild-small-logo produces Dance Festivals, Competitions and Conventions throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. We award cash prizes, trophies, scholarships, and titles at each Competition. Dancers of all ages and ability levels can gain valuable performing experience through participation in our professionally produced events.

.ILD-logo-heart-160 I LOVE DANCE Travel Division also produces Group Tours.

Our “Quality Shows” - as original and innovative leaders in the industry for 42 years!
At each Competition we feature:
  • CASH Prizes for Group Awards for ALL Ability Levels (we will enthuse your Beginning Level Students!)
  • Trophy and Scholarship of $100 Cash Prize for "Best Of Show" will be awarded to one special routine... (could be any Dance Category, Section - solo, duo/trio or group - or ability level) not as a high-scoring award - but rather chosen by the Show Director as exemplifying exceptional creativity along with the LOVE OF DANCE.
  • One Teacher will be awarded "Best Musicality" title and $100 cash prize for choreography and adaptation of a routine to an inspiring and outstanding musical selection.
  • One Dancer will be named the "I LOVE DANCE SWEETHEART" at each Competition. Sweethearts receive title (recognized by choreographers worldwide) and trophy.
  • Judging panels that are highly-qualified and non-partial experts who give your performances their full attention!
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Competition Dates

2021 Competition Schedule

Sat & Sun March 27 & 28
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday Apr 3
St Augustine, FL

Sat & Sun Apr 10 & 11
Dallas, TX

Sat & Sun Apr 10 & 11
Memphis, TN

Saturday Apr 17
Wichita, KS

Sat & Sun Apr 17 & 18
Chicago, IL

Sat & Sun Apr 24 & 25
Des Moines, IA

Sat & Sun Apr 24 & 25
Jersey City, NJ

Sat & Sun May 1 & 2
Billings, MT

Sat & Sun May 1 & 2
Boston Area, MA

Saturday May 8
Baltimore, MD

Sat & Sun May 8 & 9
Buffalo, NY

Sunday May 16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sunday May 23
Seattle, WA

Sunday June 6
Houston, TX

Saturday June 19
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday June 27
Bay City, MI
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Dates by State

2021 Schedule by State

CA - Los Angeles 6/19
FL - St Augustine 4/3
FL - Fort Lauderdale 5/16
IA - Des Moines 4/24 & 25
IL - Chicago 4/17 & 18
KS - Wichita 4/17
MA - Boston Area 5/1 & 2
MD - Baltimore 5/8
MI - Bay City 6/27
MT - Billings 5/1 & 2
NJ - Jersey City 4/24 & 25
NY - Buffalo 5/8 & 9
PA - Pittsburgh 3/27 & 28
TN - Memphis 4/10 & 11
TX - Houston 6/6
TX - Dallas 4/10 & 11
WA - Seattle 5/23
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2021 ILD Season
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2021 ILD Season Schedule
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