Photos of the Month - March 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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    April Quote Of The Month

    From Aristotle

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    Aristotle (c. 384 B.C. to 322 B.C.) was an Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist who is still considered one of the greatest thinkers in politics, psychology and ethics. ... Some of his most notable works include Nichomachean Ethics, Politics, Metaphysics, Poetics and Prior Analytics.
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    April 2020

    Sweetheart Photo of the Month

    Billings, Montana Tobi Brokke

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    n 2001, sisters Tobi and Kaci Westlake were both selected as I LOVE DANCE Sweethearts in Billings, Montana. Tobi as a Senior Sweetheart at 17 years old and Kaci as a Junior Sweetheart at 11 years old. Kaci went on to be a member of the Sweethearts six times, and received the title of ‘Sweetheart of the Year’ in St. Louis in 2006 with an award-winning performance choreographed by her older sister, Tobi.

    Tobi moved to Los Angeles in 2003 and was accepted into the scholarship program at The Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood. She was part of their 2005-2006 program and ended up with Clear Talent Group as her agent. Tobi enjoyed dancing in videos, live shows, independent films, and commercials until her daughter, Devyn was born in 2009. After that she worked with several choreographers and casting directors who liked her consistently innovative work.

    Tobi now lives in Bozeman, Montana where she teaches both gymnastics and dance, and where Lone Mountain Gymnastics just finished building a new facility. The owners have built Tobi a dance studio for her to run her own dance program, of which she is beyond excited about, and is currently working on her curriculum. She is married to Jon, who owns his own mechanic business, and they have an 11- year-old daughter and 7-year-old son, both of whom love sports, music, dance, and outdoor activities.

    Tobi has continued to stay in touch with I LOVE DANCE as a guest judge, and her mother, Renée, (Dr Renée Westlake) is also involved as a show manager. Her personal bio is amazing – with four decades as a music teacher and then an arts supervisor of the school system – Montana Ballet, Bozeman Symphony and Arts Without Boundaries – serving on many arts councils and boards and the recipient of many awards and honors. This very talented family has blessed everyone associated with the ‘I LOVE DANCE Family’, and we are proud to honor Tobi Brokke who will forever be a Sweetheart!

    Pictured: Kim McKimmie, Dr Renée Westland, Tobi Brokke at a recent I LOVE DANCE Competition in Billings, Montana
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    Katherine Gracer 2020
    Teacher Photo Of The Month
    Multi-City Participation: Bay City, MI / Pittsburgh, PA & Chicago, IL
    Guest Judge, Heather Ferri pictured with Katherine Gracer
    InMotion Dance Academy
    Katherine Gracer, Director

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    April 2020

    Celebrity Photo of the Month

    Tim Curry with Kim McKimmie

    Tim Curry is an English actor and singer born on April 19, 1946. He is known for appearing in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television, most often portraying villainous characters. Curry rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and the 1974 Los Angeles stage productions.

    He has a very long list of career credits, achievements and awards on stage; Travesties, Amadeus, The Pirates of Penzance, several plays with the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, The Art of Success, My Favourite Year, A Christmas Carol, and Spamalot.

    This photo is from 1988 when Tim Curry starred in Me and My Girl. We just came across the picture in a filing cabinet in the I LOVE DANCE office a few weeks ago!

    A few of his film credits include; Legend, Clue, Home Alone 2, Muppet Treasure Island, The Hunt For Red October, Congo, and Addams Family Reunion. He has guest starred and performed in many television series and is well known for his role of Pennywise the Clown in the miniseries of Stephen King’s It.

    He also has a huge listing of voice acting roles and a musical career that included touring America with his band in the 70s and 80s, as well as recording three solo albums. What a talent, an absolute professional and a gentleman all the way. Tim Curry is real class act!

    He currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to work as a voice actor despite being confined to a wheelchair after suffering a major stroke in 2012. You can find some heart-warming video clips of him singing in a Los Angeles cabaret, as well interviews and video meet and greet content online of this legendary and charming man.

    Happy, happy, birthday this month, Mr. Curry!
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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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2020 ILD Season Info Packet
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2020 ILD Season Schedule Only
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