Photos of the Month - August 2020
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.
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    August 2020
    Quote Of The Month
    From Dale Carnegie

    Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955)

    Dale Carnegie was born November 24, 1888 on a farm in Maryville, Missouri. In 1904, at age 16, his family moved to a farm in Warrensburg, Missouri. As a youth, he enjoyed speaking in public and joined his school's debate team. Carnegie said he had to get up at 3 a.m. to feed the pigs and milk his parents' cows before going to school. He completed his high school education in 1906 and attended State Teacher's College in Warrensburg, graduating in 1908.

    His first job after college was selling correspondence courses to ranchers. He moved on to selling bacon, soap, and lard for Armour & Company. He was successful to the point of making his sales territory of South Omaha, Nebraska, the national leader for the firm.

    After saving $500, Dale Carnegie quit sales in 1911 in order to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a lecturer. He ended up instead attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, but found little success as an actor, though it is written that he played the role of Dr. Hartley in a road show of Polly of the Circus. When the production ended, he returned to New York, living at the YMCA on 125th Street. There he got the idea to teach public speaking, and he persuaded the YMCA manager to allow him to instruct a class in return for 80% of the net proceeds. In his first session, he had run out of material. Improvising, he suggested that students speak about "something that made them angry", and discovered that the technique made speakers unafraid to address a public audience. From this 1912 debut, the Dale Carnegie Course evolved. Carnegie had tapped into the average American's desire to have more self-confidence, and by 1914, he was earning $500 (about $12800 today) every week.

    Carnegie's first collection of his writings was Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), later entitled Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1932). In 1936, Simon & Schuster published How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book was a bestseller from its debut. By the time of Carnegie's death, the book had sold five million copies in 31 languages, and there had been 450,000 graduates of his Dale Carnegie Institute. It has been stated in the book that he had critiqued over 150,000 speeches in his participation in the adult education movement of the time.**
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    August 2020
    Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
    Orlando, Florida
    Kimberly Woolwine

    Kimberly began her Dance training at the age of three. She fell in love with the art form and studied as many styles as possible.Throughout childhood, she trained with fabulous ILD Judge, Elizabeth Johnson, who was the Founder and Director of The St Augustine Academy of Performing Arts. Kimberly has worked with teachers from all over the world in all forms, including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre and Ballroom. She has competed on the National level and was honored to be a part of huge I LOVE DANCE productions in 2001 and 2002 as a member of The Sweethearts. She spent a year training in New York City under many of the world leaders in dance performance and choreography, including many Broadway stars, which led her to numerous off-Broadway showcase performances. Since then, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Health at the University of Central Florida while dancing in parades and shows at Walt Disney World. She performed for many years before "stepping" into a management position (still with Disney) all within the entertainment industry. She has also been able to combine her love of dance and her background in health education to teach inspiring dance fitness classes.

    Kimberly has been well-known for the past ten years as a member of the ILD Staff, as a popular guest Judge and respected Show Manager. She will be getting married this month, on August 29th, to a lucky man named Shawn Roberts, who obviously knows what a talented and beautiful woman he is about to marry and how much his Wife-to-be is adored by everyone in the wide world of DANCE.
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    August 2020
    Teacher Photo Of The Month
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Guest Judge, Darcy Stockton, pictured with Sharisse Brown
    Jasper Performing Arts Center
    Sharisse Brown & Sharon Jones, Directors

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    August 2020
    Celebrity Photo Of The Month

    Kim McKimmie with Sir Michael Palin

    Sir Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was the founding member of the famous comedy group Monty Python.

    His life, career and achievements have been so interesting and vast with an amazing and huge list of television credits and filmography. Netflix is currently showing some of the much-loved films including Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Flying Circus TV series, live shows including The Meaning of Live and the most recent Monty Python Live (Mostly) from 2014.

    Palin has appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot Sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".

    Palin continued to work with fellow Python member, Terry Jones, co-writing the British television series, Ripping Yarns. He has also appeared in several films directed by another fellow Python, Terry Gilliam, and made notable appearances in other films such as A Fish Called Wanda (1988), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

    Starting in 1989, Palin appeared as presenter in a series of travel programs made for the BBC. These programs have been broadcast worldwide in syndication, and are also sold on DVD. Following each trip, Palin wrote a book about his travels, providing information and insights not included in the TV program. These travel books include: Around the World in 80 Days (1989) Pole to Pole (1992) Full Circle (1997) Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure (1999) Sahara (2002) Himalaya (2004) New Europe (2007) Brazil (2012) North Korea Journal (2019)

    Palin also wrote two novels, Hemingway’s Chair (1995) and The Truth (2012) along with five children’s books!

    From 2009–2012 Palin was the president of the Royal Geographical Society. In 2013, Palin was made a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Fellow - the highest honor given by that organization.

    He was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Television in the 2000 New Year Honors, and received a Knighthood in 2019 for Services to Travel, Culture and Geography.

    He has published three volumes of diaries starting in 1969 and covering ten years each, The Python Years, Halfway to Hollywood and Traveling To Work, which cover his working life up to the end of the last century. He still writes daily in his diary, so we will all be blessed with more from this charming and funny, funny man. We look forward to the day when globe-trotting returns for this insightful traveler.

    Miss Kim met Michael Palin when he delivered a talk during a luncheon attended by 500 people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sydney Australia on November 13, 2007. He was promoting his book and TV series New Europe.
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Quote 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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