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Thank you for your LOVE of DANCE!
January 19, 2022

We remain positive that in 2022 “We will ALL Rise and Dance again.”

That continues to be our motto again this year, as we go forward to produce our 44th Anniversary Season.

We are so grateful to the determined Dance Schools who are planning to join us and will be expressing the joy of performing. Our Judges and Staff are all eager to welcome y’all.

We do feel that our events are a real reflection of the love you feel for Dance and for your Dancers. The I LOVE DANCE Family - and YOU and your families will continue to get through these uncertain 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.

You may be confident that our common sense approach will be in place again for 2022 and beyond, with 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 for their health and success.

Our 2022 Season is confirmed. Many of our dates for 2022 were announced months ago, during our previous season, and printed in the program books.

The cities that were forced to be held over the last two seasons — Seattle, Los Angeles, Jersey City, Buffalo and Boston — will be very exciting ILD Competitions for everyone in 2022.

Our former Buffalo hotel venue recently sustained fire damage and we have changed our location to be at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara on Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5, 2022.

The cities where we always have wonderful, well-attended events will remain cities that we ask our participants to please submit your entries early; Pittsburgh, Houston, Wichita, Chicago, Des Moines and Billings.

We expect several to be “Sold Out” and already our Bay City, Michigan show on May 1st is completely full and off-line as we cannot accept any additional entries.

So, by popular demand, we have added another Bay City competition date this season and are welcoming registration for Sunday, June 26, 2022.

We are ready for your registration. Please do not delay. Entries for Jersey City, NJ are due in just a few weeks. Please call or email us tight away if we may assist you in your participation in any city.

Unfortunately, the cities in Florida (North and South) where we’ve always had popular shows, are not on the 2022 schedule. This is due to the huge popularity of business activities in Florida State and unavailable dates at our Hotel venues. The same is true for the cites of Dallas and Memphis - just for this season - where we do not have dates for 2022. However, we do have Houston as a definite alternative city.

We are proud to be staying ON OUR FEET this year - and proud of ALL of YOU for keeping the LOVE of DANCE a priority in your lives.

Warm wishes for your January and February!
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 44th Season in 2022 and are ready to welcome you with open arms.

The years have DANCED by (44 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 2022. 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 2022.

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

2022 Competition Schedule

Sat & Sun Mar 19 & 20
Jersey City, NJ

Sunday Mar 27
Pittsburgh, PA

Sat & Sun Apr 2 & 3
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday Apr 9
Houston, TX

Saturday Apr 9
Wichita, KS

Sat & Sun Apr 23 & 24
Chicago, IL

Sat Apr 30 & Sun May 1
Des Moines, IA

Sunday May 1
Bay City, MI #1

Saturday May 7
Boston Area, MA

Saturday May 14
Seattle, WA

Sat & Sun May 14 & 15
Billings, MT

Sat & Sun June 4 & 5
Buffalo, NY

Sunday June 26
Bay City, MI #2
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Dates by State

2022 Schedule by State

CA - Los Angeles 4/2 & 3
IA - Des Moines 4/30 & 5/1
IL - Chicago 4/23 & 24
KS - Wichita 4/9
MA - Boston Area 5/7
MI - Bay City #1 5/1
MI - Bay City #2 6/26
MT - Billings 5/14 & 15
NJ - Jersey City 3/19 & 20
NY - Buffalo 6/4 & 5
PA - Pittsburgh 3/27
TX - Houston 4/9
WA - Seattle 5/14
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2022 ILD Season
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2022 ILD Season Schedule
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