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Thank you for your LOVE of DANCE!
June 1, 2021

When we were forced to postpone our 2020 I LOVE DANCE Season, we never imagined we would find ourselves in nearly those same shoes once again during our 2021 Season.

We have pushed back several cities, as even a few more weeks can make a difference for our events.

We are certainly so very sorry for any postponements - obviously beyond our control - and any inconvenience. We are positive that “We will ALL Rise and Dance again.”

Not all of our dates were forced to change, and the majority have not.

However, we have now revised our entire 2021 Season Schedule brochure (bottom left) to be current for this entire Season with only a few cities now noted to be further postponed again to 2022 - Buffalo, Des Moines, Los Angeles and Seattle.

We are so proud of the determined Dance Schools who already joined us in: St Augustine, Wichita, Billings, Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale and Dallas.

We are happy to be able to produce shows in SIX cities this June and July: Houston, Memphis, Bay City, Jersey City, Boston and Chicago.

Please keep in mind, 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 these unprecedented times that reshape and continue to change every aspect of our lives.

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.

Throughout this pandemic, you may be confident that our common sense approach for 2021 has your safety as our priority. We assure you that 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.
We hope you'll follow our Facebook posts. We include fun Post-Competition photos of Award-Winners with trophies, Dancers posing at our "photo op" area, Dance Teachers and Judges engaging with our happy Participants. We strive to have content that is encouraging and amusing.
We have kicked off our 42nd Season (again) in 2021 and are ready to welcome you with open arms.

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

Saturday Apr 3
St Augustine, FL

Saturday Apr 17
Wichita, KS

Sat & Sun May 1 & 2
Billings, MT

Sat & Sun May 1 & 2
Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday May 16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sat & Sun May 22 & 23
Dallas, TX

Sunday June 6
Houston, TX

Sunday June 13
Memphis, TN

Sat & Sun June 27
Bay City, MI

Sunday July 18
Jersey City, NJ

Sunday July 25
Boston Area, MA

Sunday July 25
Chicago, IL
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Dates by State

2021 Schedule by State

FL - St Augustine 4/3
FL - Fort Lauderdale 5/16
IL - Chicago 7/25
KS - Wichita 4/17
MA - Boston Area 7/25
MI - Bay City 6/27
MT - Billings 5/1 & 2
NJ - Jersey City 7/18
PA - Pittsburgh 5/1 & 2
TN - Memphis 6/13
TX - Dallas 5/22 & 23
TX - Houston 6/6
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2021 ILD Season
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2021 ILD Season Schedule
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Portland, OR 97215 USA