Dazzling

Diamonds Dancers

Welcome to the online home of The Dazzling Diamonds Dancers, a spectacular senior dance group based in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Watch us perform at the Jacksonville Landing Saturday, December 22nd at 7:15pm.

About Us

The Diamonds are a vibrant, talented, fun loving group of seniors whose name is most befitting to their unique style of self expression. The proud founder of  The Diamonds is Dr. Dawn McDermott. The Diamonds’ branches stems from the Rockettes of the and from their founder, Dr. Dawn McDermott.  

Dr. Dawn met the need for those Seniors 60 and over who wanted to step to a faster more colorful beat.  He formed and groomed The Diamonds in the latter of 2007 from line dancers to confident all around performers of dance, music, poetry and theatre.  Dr. McDermott has a knack for spotting the best in folk and developing their gifts.

Now, The Diamonds are an organized force of senior citizens who are debunking the myths of the ‘aging’ as those who are supposed to be out to pasture.  They dance to a much different beat than society’s misperceptions of those who are 60 and over as if they have found the fountain of youth up close and personal.  No wonder they call themselves The Diamonds; for it conjures up the qualities of a diamond that they all possess.  

They have healthy self images of themselves and life like that of precious stones.  They have pierced through the challenges of life like the hardest substance known to man and have become all the wiser for it.  They have managed to be on the cutting edge of life and not settle for complacency and society’s image of what being over 60 years old is about.Their path to an enriching life does not come without challenges.  They swing and shimmy above arthritis, cancer, pace makers and financial problems to name a few.  

They poise and posture themselves upright above the turbulence and grip the beauties of life with the soles of their feet.  When their 81 year old dancer and singer rocks her shoulders while sashaying down to the ground, one can’t help but think:  “I can live for today, too.”  When a dancing member with a pacemaker breaks out into kicks and costume changes, one can’t help believe that:  “I can overcome, too.”  When their cancer survivor struts across the stage with so much fervor that the audience bursts out epithets like, “Wow, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout,” you know they are reaching the masses and moving the barometer of what seniors can do up some notches!

The Dazzling Diamonds Dancers

  • President : Rosa Geiger
  • Vice President : Janice Hamilton
  • Choreographer : Dawn McDermott
  • Geneva Davis
  • Joyce Thompson
  • Pat Singleton
  • Patricia Williams
  • Betty Reddick
  • Lois Mixon
  • Mary J. Cobb
  • Gladys Davis
  • Judy Wells
  • Lucille Bess-cole
  • Carlene Tutts
  • Cora Woodard
  • Olivia Clarke
  • Gwen Harris
  • Janice Hamilton
  • Willa Bell
  • Gloria Richardson
  • Mildred Johnson
  • Rosa Geiger

In Loving Memory

Ms. Mae Kate Shannon

Honorary Diamond

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 truly missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Karyln Robinson

Dazzling Diamond

R.I.P. to former Diamond, Mrs. Karyln Robinson Ellis. She will be missed dearly, but she’s still dancing in heaven.

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Contact Us

Would you like to know how to get in contact with this talented group of Diamonds?
Below is the information you need to contact them for bookings and/or more information.

Dr. D. D. McDermott

904-442-3810
3337 Phoenix Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32206  

Gladys Davis

904-669-0343
P.O. Box 41561,
Jacksonville, FL 32203-1561

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2 entries.
POOH BEAR wrote on January 25, 2019 at 12:05 am:
IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THESE LADIES YOU NEED TO SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE NOISE IS ALL ABOUT,
Peaches wrote on January 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm:
The Diamonds are a sight to see!