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Thank you for your LOVE of DANCE!
September 23, 2022

Hoping this month of September has been happy for all of you precious people who LOVE Dance thus far!

Great cities planned for 2023 - with a few more dates being confirmed shortly.

We are getting ready to embrace our 45th Season - yep our 45th Season - but we still have several Cities and Dates to finalize. (See partial list below and under the “schedule” menu tab.)

Our motto remains — “We will Rise and Dance again” and we will be confirming all 2023 very soon — stay tuned.

We sure do hope that I LOVE DANCE will be front and center on your schedule.

We are so grateful to the fabulous Dance Schools who joined us this past season and we will certainly welcome you back with open arms (and hearts). We are excited to also welcome Dance Studios who may be new to I LOVE DANCE and promise to make their competition experience one that their students and their parents will LOVE.

Our events are a real reflection of the love you feel for Dance and for your Dancers. The I LOVE DANCE Family - and YOU and your families - will continue to get through these uncertain times that reshape and continue to change every aspect of our lives.

We shall dance through it all.

Kim McKimmie is so appreciative of your support and she is dedicated to being at your service producing our future events with respect and integrity.

You may be confident that our common sense approach has always been in place with your safety as our priority. We assure you that ALL of our Dance Studio Owners and Directors, Dance Teachers, ILD Staff and Judges and ALL of our Participants and their families are at the forefront of our thoughts and in our hearts and prayers for their ongoing good health and success.

We are really working hard to confirm our entire 2023 Season and we are grateful from any input from you. Kim loves getting emails at kim@ilovedance.com or you may certainly call our office!

We are proud to have stayed ON OUR FEET these past few years - and we are so very proud of ALL of YOU for keeping the LOVE of DANCE a priority in your lives.

Watch for our complete upcoming Season Schedule to be announced very soon and we will be ready to Rise and Dance AGAIN in 2023.

In the meantime, you can count on the Dates and Cities of Portland OR, Tulsa OK, Allentown PA, Houston TX, Springfield MO, Dallas TX, Billings MT, Bay City MI and Buffalo NY all booked definite with Hotels all ready for your reservations already.
We hope you'll follow our Facebook posts. We include fun Post-Competition photos of Award-Winners with trophies, Dancers posing at our "photo op" area, Dance Teachers and Judges engaging with our happy Participants. We strive to have content that is encouraging and amusing.
We will kick off our 45th Season in 2023 and are ready to welcome you with open arms.

The years have DANCED by (44 years!) with over 1,000,000 participants to date.

If you are new to I LOVE DANCE -- please join our mailing list.

At I LOVE DANCE, we work hard to make Dance Teachers, Dancers, and their Parents happy with our organization and upbeat, positive atmosphere. You'll find only NICE Dance Teachers and NICE Dance Moms participate. You’ll find that we encourage Beginning Ability Level Dancers and that our judging criteria and award structure (including Cash Prizes) is most fair and equitable.

We have easy online registration. You should plan to enter our well-attended Competitions well before our thirty day entry deadline as a few Cities will be completely FULL shows in 2023.

Experience first-hand why we are the "Competition Of Choice" and known as both "The Competition With Heart" and "The Competition With Class.”
ild-small-logo produces Dance Festivals, Competitions and Conventions throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. We award cash prizes, trophies, scholarships, and titles at each Competition. Dancers of all ages and ability levels can gain valuable performing experience through participation in our professionally produced events.

.ILD-logo-heart-160 I LOVE DANCE Travel Division also produces Group Tours.

Our “Quality Shows” - as original and innovative leaders in the industry for 45 years!
At each Competition we feature:
  • CASH Prizes for Group Awards for ALL Ability Levels (we will enthuse your Beginning Level Students!)
  • Trophy and Scholarship of $100 Cash Prize for "Best Of Show" will be awarded to one special routine... (could be any Dance Category, Section - solo, duo/trio or group - or ability level) not as a high-scoring award - but rather chosen by the Show Director as exemplifying exceptional creativity along with the LOVE OF DANCE.
  • One Teacher will be awarded "Best Musicality" title and $100 cash prize for choreography and adaptation of a routine to an inspiring and outstanding musical selection.
  • One Dancer will be named the "I LOVE DANCE SWEETHEART" at each Competition. Sweethearts receive title (recognized by choreographers worldwide) and trophy.
  • Judging panels that are highly-qualified and non-partial experts who give your performances their full attention!
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Clink on 2023 Calendar to download

Partial Competition Dates
More Cities to COME!

2023 Partial Competition Schedule

Saturday Feb 25
Portland, OR

Saturday Mar 4
Tulsa, OK

Saturday Mar 18
Allentown, PA

Saturday April 1
Springfield, MO

Saturday April 1
Houston, TX

Sunday April 23
Dallas, TX

Sat & Sun April 29 & 30
Billings, MT

Sunday May 7
Bay City, MI

Saturday May 13
Buffalo, NY
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Partial Dates by State
More States to COME!

2023 Schedule by State

MI - Bay City 5/7
MO - Springfield 4/2
MT - Billings 4/29 & 30
NY - Buffalo 5/13
OK - Tulsa 3/4
OR - Portland 2/25
PA - Allentown 3/18
TX - Houston 4/1
TX - Dallas 4/23
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2023 ILD Season
Click on image to download

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2023 ILD COMPLETE Schedule
Coming Soon!

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7507 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97215 USA