Photos of the Month - July 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.

    July 2021
    Quote Of The Month
    Theodor Seuss Geisel
    (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)

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    He is known for his writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss.

    His work includes many of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.

    Geisel was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Henrietta (née Seuss) and Theodor Robert Geisel. Mulberry Street in Springfield, made famous in his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, is near his boyhood home on Fairfield Street. The family was of German descent, and Geisel and his sister Marnie experienced anti-German prejudice from other children following the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

    Geisel adopted the name "Dr. Seuss" as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College and as a graduate student at Lincoln College, Oxford. He left Oxford in 1927 to begin his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and various other publications. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During World War II, he took a brief hiatus from children's literature to illustrate political cartoons, and he also worked in the animation and film department of the United States Army where he wrote, produced and animated many productions.

    After the war, Geisel returned to writing children's books, writing classics like If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960), The Sneetches (1961), The Lorax (1971), The Butter Battle Book (1981), and Oh, the Places You'll Go (1990). He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, five feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series.

    Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association. His honors include two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, the Inkpot Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

    He won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1984 citing his "contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents”.

    Dr. Seuss has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard.

    Seuss's books for children have been criticized unjustly recently. He fostered a love of reading while instilling positive messages of hope, acceptance and inspiration with wisdom and humor. He let children know that being unique is fun and that being different is cool. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” “A person is a person no matter how small.” “Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.”
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    July 2021
    Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
    Sweetheart from Memphis, Tennessee
    Bailey Harrell
    Dance Teacher: Betty Griffin
    Mississippi Academy of Performing Arts
    Betty Griffin, Director

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    July 2021
    Teacher Photo Of The Month
    Dallas, Texas
    Pictured: Judge Stacy Hardin with Maya Hayes
    Starfire Productions
    Maya Hayes, Director

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    July 2021 Celebrity Photo Of The Month

    Kim McKimmie with Diana Gabaldon

    Since Miss Kim met Diana Gabaldon (over 11 years ago) - her novels (well over 25 million sold) and her Outlander television series went ballistic. While the show's most recent season was based on Diana Gabaldon's books
    The Fiery Cross, the fifth in the Outlander series and A Breath of Snow and Ashes, the sixth, the author just finished her ninth book about Jamie and Claire, titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, to be published on November 23, 2021.

    The television series was renewed for an 8-episode sixth season and a 16-episode seventh season to be based on
    A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in the Bone. The sixth season is scheduled to premiere in 2022.

    From February 2010:
    Ms. Gabaldon is the author of the best-selling
    Outlander Series. Her books are difficult to classify by genre, since they contain elements of romantic fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction (in the form of time travel). Her books have so far been sold in 23 countries, and translated into 19 languages.

    There are presently seven novels in the main
    Outlander series, including An Echo in the Bone, released on Sept. 22, 2009. The stories center around a time-traveling 20th-century English nurse (Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser) and her 18th-century Scottish husband (James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser), and are located in Scotland, France, the West Indies, England, and America. The Lord John Series is a spin-off from the Outlander books, as it centers on a secondary character from the original series, but is also part of the main series.

    The McKimmie Clan is a part of Clan Fraser and Kim McKimmie had the pleasure of attending a book launch and lecture by this well-educated writer. Gabaldon grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has received three degrees from two different institutions: B.S. in Zoology from Northern Arizona University, M.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Ph.D in Ecology from Northern Arizona University. She has also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Northern Arizona University. In addition,

    Gabaldon Hall, a dormitory on the campus of Northern Arizona University, is named after her father, Tony Gabaldon. Gabaldon currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, Doug Watkins; they have three adult children.

    Note: Diana did not take her husband's name after they married, "My husband was mildly put out that I refused to take his name when we got married. I told him, though, that I'd been spelling "Gabaldon" for people for twenty-five years, and I was attached to it."

    Obviously, “Kim McKimmie” could relate to that!
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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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2021 ILD Season
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2021 ILD Season Schedule
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