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Thank you for your LOVE of DANCE! STAY TUNED!
NEWSFLASH from Kim McKimmie:
April 1, 2024

Happy April - you beautiful people who LOVE dance.

Our motto since 2020 has been: “We will Rise and Dance Again” and we do plan to do so in 2024 for the 46th Season of I LOVE DANCE — and for many more seasons to come.

It is all happening NOW. This is my official announcement.

I LOVE DANCE is alive and kicking!

I promised that a very talented person was “waiting in the wings” to indeed “fill my shoes” to step in as the new Director of I LOVE DANCE.

Introducing Greer Reed — although many of you already know her as a very popular ILD Guest Judge for the past 10 years!

Miss Greer was a young, professional dancers who trained with the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble, attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and worked in New York City with the Dance Theater of Harlem. She became a company member of the universally renowned Ailey II, as well as the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company in Ohio, where she rose to principal status. After retiring as a professional dancer in 2001, she continues to receive recognition for her commitment to education and mentorship of young dancers. She was the Artistic & Education Director for Dance Alloy Theater (now Kelly Strayhorn Theater), one of Pittsburgh’s premier modern dance companies. Additionally, she founded and led the August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble.. The ensemble was named one of the “Top 25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine and eventually transitioned into Reed Dance. Ms. Reed greatly impacts dance and youth arts communities nationwide, and we were honored that she shared her talent with I LOVE DANCE for over 10 years as a Guest Judge. She is currently the Artistic Director, overseeing all Conservatories, at The Chicago High School for the Arts; which has a nationally recognized dance department that serves pre-professional advanced and motivated novice dancers.

We are thrilled to announce “Greer Reed Presents I LOVE DANCE” knowing that I LOVE DANCE Competitions will continue to embody love and respect for professional Dance Educators and Performers of all ability levels in a fun and classy atmosphere.

The legacy and tradition of high standards will definitely continue in the future under the Directorship of Greer Reed with some exciting new “twists” (workshops are planned!) in store for you.

As for me, I can only thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your many years of loyalty, support and YOUR love of dance. I cherish the lifelong friendships I’ve made and the opportunity I’ve had to foster the performing skills of thousands of dancers (especially the former members of The Sweethearts and HeartThrobs groups.) It was incredible to choreograph and stage countless impressive floorshows Nationally and to literally travel around the world touring with amazingly talented dancers that were part of those groups. It was a blast and I am excited to know that Miss Greer plans to reestablish this elite program once again.

Knowing and working with all of you Participants (and a huge number of fabulous ILD Staff, Master Teachers and Judges) for the past 46 years, has indeed been a dream come true for me personally and professionally.

You can always reach me at kimmckimmie@gmail.com

I currently continue to operate Kim McKimmie Travel (offering custom and group Tours - with a couple of spots still open for the glorious Greece Tour coming up June 26 - July 7) and I am writing, choreographing and will always continue to hold all I LOVE DANCE memories dear to my heart.

In the words from ‘A Chorus Line’…

“Gone…Love is never gone
As we travel on
Love's what we'll remember

Kiss today goodbye
And point me toward tomorrow
We did what we had to do
Won't forget, can't regret
What I did for Love”

With all my Love,
Kim McKimmie

Kim McKimmie