Ms. Mae Kate Shannon was an honorary and devoted member of the Dazzling Diamonds Dancers. She passed away on July 30, 2011. She was a very special lady who really loved the Diamonds. Ms. Shannon will be truely missed by all who knew her.
R.I.P. to former Diamond, Mrs. Karyln Robinson Ellis. She will be missed dearly, but she's still dancing in heaven.
The Diamonds were invited to perform a whopping 5 numbers at ‘The Hill’s’ center-on-the-round in Tallahassee.
This is where The Diamonds were first coined as, ‘The Dazzling Diamonds’. They are favorites at the historical landmark theatre that boasts some of America’s biggest celebrities in their Hall of Fame museum. Biggest of all, they won grand prize at The Heralded Amateur Contest.
Hopefuls cross their fingers to audition and be selected to perform at this event. The Diamonds were personally invited. They danced right into the crowds’ hearts. They quickly became the anthem for the seniors in attendance and the bridge that sealed the generational gap for the young.
The Diamonds danced at both Senior Expo and Southern Women’s Festival at The Prime Asborn center for 3 years
This was held at the Metropolitan Park where many international musicians perform. It is the mainstage for the World of Nations and the world renowned Jacksonville Jazz Festival. The Diamonds spiced things up and were very well received.
Danced at the Eatonvilleville Festival with Frankie Beverly, Martin Luther King Festival in Palatka, FL and Black History Month festivals in Columbia, South Carolina, New York city and Jacksonville Florida for 3 years.
The Diamonds danced at the Alhambre theater in New York City, NY.
The Diamonds danced and auditioned for "America's Got Talent".
The Diamonds dance at 10 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Jacksonville, Orange Park and Green Cove Springs on a monthly basis.