Photos of the Month - November 2019
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...
    Performance
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    November 2019
    Performance Photo Of The Month
    “Different Beat”
    Front Row (LtoR): Lauren Stafford, Lucy Bulley, Autumn Christopherson, Amayah McKernan, Summer Newman
    Back Row (LtoR): Brooklyn Rose, Caitlyn Endsley, Madison Witzel, Lisa Harris
    Portland, Oregon
    High Score - Beginning Group
    Dance Teacher: Wendi Fernandez
    Debbi’s Dance Etc
    Andrea Patton & Michelle Hager, Directors

    Sweetheart
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    November 2019
    Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
    Dallas, Texas
    Megan Muskara
    Dance Teacher: Sheena Laramore
    Sheena’s Dance Academy
    Sheena Laramore, Director

    Teacher
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    November 2019
    Teacher Photo Of The Month
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Elizabeth Anne Brown with ILD Show Director, Andrew Roubal
    Elizabeth Anne Brown’s Performing Arts
    Elizabeth Anne Brown, Director

    Celebrity
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    November 2019
    Celebrity Photo Of The Month

    Debra Gwartney with Kim McKimmie

    Debra Gwartney has two honorable occupations — an Author and a Teacher.

    She is the author of Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love and the coeditor of Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape.

    Born in Salmon, Idaho, a fifth generation Idahoan, Debra Gwartney is the winner of the 2018 RiverTeeth Nonfiction Prize. She teaches Pacific University's MFA in Writing program and lives in Western Oregon.

    Miss Kim went to a reading by Debra Gwartney of her latest book. Her synopsis reads: Part history, part memoir, I Am a Stranger Here Myself taps dimensions of human yearning: the need to belong, the snarl of family history, and embracing womanhood in the patriarchal American West. Gwartney becomes fascinated with the missionary Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first Caucasian woman to cross the Rocky Mountains and one of fourteen people killed at the Whitman Mission in 1847 by Cayuse Indians. Whitman's role as a white woman drawn to "settle" the West reflects the tough-as-nails women in Gwartney's own family. Arranged in four sections as a series of interlocking explorations and ruminations, Gwartney uses Whitman as a touchstone to spin a tightly woven narrative about identity, the power of womanhood, and coming to peace with one's most cherished place.

    We give a huge round of applause to Debra Gwartney for a most interesting and innovative way to tell a story and write a memoir.



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Performance of the Month

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Sweetheart of the Month

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Teacher of the Month

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Celebrity of the Month

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2020 ILD Season Info Packet
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2020 ILD Season Schedule Only
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