Photos of the Month - July 2017

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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 2017
Performance Photo Of The Month
“Heart Cry”
Audrey Galligan
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Best Musicality
Dance Teacher: Cami Hulin
Dance By Cami
Cami Hulin, Director

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July 2017
Sweetheart Photo Of The Month
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Alyssa Flage
Dance Teacher: Nicole Schaffner
Stars Studio
Jolene Mollerick & Hannah Mollerick, Directors

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July 2017
Teacher Photo Of The Month
Portland, Oregon
Erica Flynn
America’s Best Kids
Erica Flynn, Director

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July 2017
Celebrity Photo Of The Month

Kim McKimmie with The Zombies

Paul Atkinson, (Guitarist) Hugh Grundy, (Drummer) Rod Argent, (Keyboards, Songwriter) Colin Blunstone (Singer, Songwriter.)

A brief rock history lesson…

The Zombies are an English rock bank formed in 1962 and led by Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone. In their day, the Zombies were one of the few English bands of the 1960’s that enjoyed true global popularity, with two American number 1 hits and a deep and lasting affection for their music. The Zombies’ first two American singles, “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No”, also remain two of the most-heavily spun vintage hits on American classic-rock radio. “Time Of The Season” became their biggest record.

But beyond the statistics, the Zombies had several remarkable attributes that set them apart from other artists. The sheer consistent quality of Rod Argent and Chris White’s songwriting is rivaled only by Lennon and McCartney. Building upon the standard R&B and rock ’n’ roll influences, the Zombies introduced class and sophistication into a genre not noted for either, and in the most natural, unselfconscious way possible. And the songs were lent an extra dimension by the voice of Colin Blunstone, widely acknowledged as one of the finest singers Britain has ever produced. Rod Argent’s keyboard work is regarded as some of the most accomplished and inventive in rock.

Kim went to the recent concert of The Zombies 50th Anniversary Tour of Odyssey & Oracle. (The album, Odyssey & Oracle, is ranked number 100 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.)

A brief ILD history lesson…

In 1996, Kim McKimmie produced a full-scale floor show starring the I LOVE DANCE Sweethearts & Heartthrobs at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC - entitled “Time Of The Seasons.” The Zombie’s hit song was the opening number. The Zombie’s concert was like a walk down memory lane with Kim remembering that show and the many cast members very fondly.

Note from Kim: It is an understatement to say the The Zombies still rock. They were so excellent. Rod Argent was a force of nature on the keyboard and Colin Blunstone still has it. His voice is as wonderful (even better!) as I remembered. What a show! It was a pleasure to meet original members, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy who are both fine musicians and had the audience all dancing. These guys are all rock legends! They are a class act who continue to perform with all their hearts and produce new music too.

More featuring The Zombies and the I LOVE DANCE Sweethearts & HeartThrobs can be found on our Facebook page.

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