Photos of the Month - July 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...
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    July 2019
    Performance Photo Of The Month
    “Coppelia - Dawn Variation”
    Caelan LaChance
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Best of Show
    Dance Teacher: Karen Riehl
    Miss Karen’s Dance Studio
    Karen Riehl, Director

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    July 2019
    Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
    Bay City, Michigan
    Kaylee Truszkowski
    Dance Teacher: Tari Ott
    Tari’s Cornerstone Studio For Dance
    Tari Ott, Director

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    July 2019
    Teacher Photo Of The Month
    South Sioux City, Nebraska
    Celeste Bathurst with ILD Director, Kim McKimmie
    Dancing With Celeste
    Celeste Bathurst, Director

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    July 2019
    Celebrity Photo Of The Month

    Kim McKimmie with Cheryl Lee

    It was with huge respect and love that Kim McKimmie presented an I LOVE DANCE Lifetime Achievement Award to Cheryl Lee.

    Cheryl began her dance training in Chicago at age three studying Ballet, Tap and Jazz, making it her life-long love.

    She was owner and operator of Cheryl Lee Studio of Dance in Florida from the 1990’s until 2012.

    Credits include many musicals, ballets, operas and concerts in the Tampa Bay Area including the critically acclaimed Cabaret for FreeFall Theatre and West Side Story for St. Petersburg Opera. Additional musical credits: Chicago; the Musical, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Singin’ in the Rain, Sweet Charity, Oklahoma, Crazy for You, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Oliver, Grease, and 42nd Street. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Choreographer’ by Theatre Tampa Bay and Broadway in 2014. Dedicated to Musical Theatre dance education, she is also on faculty at The Broadway Theatre Project and Shorecrest Preparatory School.

    She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barat College and attended Oxford University; while abroad she studied with the Paris Opera Ballet. She has been the Chairman of the Ringling International Arts Festival, in affiliation with the Baryshnikov Arts Center.

    Miss Cheryl first brought her students in 1992 to compete at I LOVE DANCE - which she did annually for years - and we were impressed from the start.

    In 1993, she won a trip to Hawaii at I LOVE DANCE Nationals and that is when she and Kim McKimmie became friends. Kim says, “As a friend, she is a blast to be around. Although she is highly organized, amazingly creative and a consummate professional - I happen to know for a fact that she can be hysterically funny too.”

    Bottom line - this such a talented lady who KNOWS DANCE and she was soon involved as a Staff member - wearing many hats - over many years with I LOVE DANCE.

    Nationally, she has worked in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas with the Sweetheart and HeartThrob programs, and across the entire USA as a Choreographer, Master Teacher and as Show Director for I LOVE DANCE.

    After closing her studio - where she has had many students go on to join the professional ranks in the Entertainment industry, Miss Cheryl actually went back to school and earned a Certificate of Arts Administration at New York University.

    She and her husband, Steven, raised two daughters, Emileé and Ashley, that certainly did follow in their Mother’s footsteps and both have been working professional Dancers in New York City and with Broadway touring companies for a long time now.

    Cheryl Lee has dedicated so much to DANCE, the advancement of professional dance training, and to I LOVE DANCE.
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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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