Photos of the Month - September 2021
Although we LOVE all of our participants at I LOVE DANCE, we select a few to highlight each and every month.

Additionally, we LOVE meeting Celebrities and people whose achievements and creativity qualifies them for special recognition.

We hope you'll check each month to see who we feature -- all deserving a huge round of applause!

BRAVO and THANK YOU to those whom we are delighted to show our extra appreciation...

Until we are actively producing Competitions again, we will be featuring a "Quote of The Month" as well as featuring inspirational content on our Facebook posts.

    September 2021
    Quote Of The Month
    Julia Child
    Aug 15, 1912 - Aug 13, 2004

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    Julia Child, née Julia Carolyn McWilliams, was an American cooking expert, author, and television personality noted for her promotion of traditional French cuisine, especially through her programs on public TV.

    From the Encyclopedia Brittannica:

    The daughter of a prosperous financier and consultant, McWilliams graduated from Smith College (1934) and worked occasionally in advertising. During World War II, from 1941 to 1945, she performed clerical work in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and China for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency), where she met Paul Cushing Child, whom she married in 1945. During the Childs’ six-year postwar stay in Paris, she attended the Cordon Bleu cooking school for six months and studied privately with master chef Max Bugnard. She and two French friends, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, in 1951 founded L’École des Trois Gourmandes (“The School of the Three Gourmands”) and later wrote the best-selling cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 2 vol. (1961, 1970), which was praised for its clarity and comprehensiveness.

    The Childs settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1961, though they continued to visit Europe regularly and maintained a house in the south of France. A promotional appearance on television led to an offer to host a cooking series on Boston’s public television station, and The French Chef premiered in 1962. The immensely popular show went on to air for 206 episodes. It is credited with convincing the American public to try cooking French food at home. With her humour, exuberance, and unpretentiousness, Child became an unlikely star. Although she often made mistakes while cooking, she remained unflappable, encouraging viewers to accept mishaps and continue cooking. Child, who had a towering 6-foot 2-inch frame and a distinct warbling voice, ended each show with “Bon appétit!”

    Numerous television series followed, including Julia Child and Company, Dinner at Julia’s, Baking with Julia, and In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs. She produced a book under the name of each of her shows and also wrote The Way to Cook (1989) and Cooking with Master Chefs (1993). Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home (1999) was cowritten with chef Jacques Pépin, a friend with whom she also collaborated on television shows. Her autobiography, My Life in France (cowritten with a grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme), was published in 2006. In 2009, Nora Ephron used that volume as half of the story she told in the film Julie & Julia, featuring Meryl Streep as the popular chef and starring Amy Adams. (Side note from Miss Kim: It’s a great movie!)

    Child was the recipient of numerous honours during her career, including a Peabody Award (1964) and an Emmy Award (1966) for her television work and a National Book Award (1980). She was appointed to the French Legion of Honour (2000) and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003). A portion of her kitchen and some of her kitchen implements were put on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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    September 2021
    Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
    Sweetheart from Chicago, Illinois
    Julia Snyder - pictured with her Teachers:
    (LtoR) Hanna Trout, (former Sweetheart herself!) Sara Trout Anderson,
    Sweetheart Julia Snyder, Lisa Trout
    Dance Teacher: Sara Trout Anderson
    Starlight Dance
    Lisa Trout, Director

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    September 2021
    Teacher Photo Of The Month
    Dallas & Houston, Texas
    Kirstin Randall (Center) Pictured with Students:
    Yoselyn Owolabi, Jadaya Simien, Chayah Young and Skye Stubblefield
    Spring Academy of Dance
    Kristin Randall, Director

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    September 2021
    Celebrity Photo Of The Month

    Kim McKimmie and Julia Baird

    Julia Baird is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author. She contributes to
    The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald and is a regular host of The Drum, a news review on ABC. Her non-fiction work includes a bestselling memoir and a biography on Queen Victoria.

    In 2010, while living in Philadelphia, she began research for a biography on Queen Victoria for which she was given access to the Royal Archives in Windsor. Random House published
    Victoria: The Queen in 2016. The book is subtitled: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire. It received rave reviews and was named a Book of the Year by the literary critics of The New York Times.

    Her next book,
    Phosphorescence, was released as Coronavirus took hold and the subject matter resonated with many readers. This book is subtitled: On awe, wonder & things that sustain you when the world goes dark. Julia describes how we can find and nurture, within ourselves, that essential quality of strength and joy, which will sustain us even through the darkest of times. Her book was number one on the non-fiction bestseller list for many months. Phosphorescence was named Non-fiction Book of the Year in the 2021 by Indie Book Awards and won both the Book of the Year and the General Nonfiction Book of the Year at the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards.

    At the Dymock’s literary luncheon they described: “In
    Phosphorescence, Julia speaks to forest therapists in Japan, jellyfish scientists in Tasmania, sound-trackers in America, Indigenous elders in Arnhem Land, storm chasers, street artists and poets, billionaire bankers in New York and priests in Colorado. And, completing her quest for phosphorescence, she eventually finds it in pitch-black seas in the bay at the foot of the hill she lives on.”

    Miss Kim met this impressive woman just this past November and thinks
    Phosphorescence shines with insight and is a lovely reflection of Julia Baird’s gifts as a writer. Kim wishes her continued good health and best wishes for writing more terrific and intriguing books.

    Baird's father, Bruce Baird, was a cabinet minister in the Australian government before serving in Federal politics. Baird's older brother is Mike Baird, who was the 44th Premier of New South Wales and later became CEO of a Christian aged-care charity. Her younger brother, Steve, heads International Justice Mission in Australia, an anti modern slavery organization. She has two children. Along with her parents and siblings, Baird openly identifies as a Christian.

    She notes some beautiful words about her family in her book acknowledgements:

    “My parents have taught me most of all — my father about integrity, generosity, speaking your mind, fighting for the vulnerable, and the importance of daily swimming. My mother — a woman who is truly phosphorescent - has taught me about grace, faith, quiet devotion and a gentle joy. She is the lamp that lit our family, and still does.”

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Teacher of the Month

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Celebrity of the Month

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