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You’ve Got Rhythm

  Now that daylight savings time has traded places with the proverbial standard time, I thought I would bring up some interesting pointers in the “rhythm” category. Since all dancers must have rhythm to fully execute their dancing styles, these helpful hints will ensure your success in both dancing and your all around health. In […]

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What If…

By now, it probably has become clear to you, that dancing and dancing well can lead to a full time and professional career for the lucky few of us.  I’d like to make you aware of a certain aspect of it, or if you will, an incredible opportunity to compound your interest!  There are those special people in […]

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Spotlight – December 2017

    We are going to be rounding out the year with one last competition.  The Holiday Dance Classic takes place in Las Vegas and is fun and beautiful.  It’s full of holiday cheer and fully endorsed by the Fordney Foundation.  If you’ve missed out in competing thus far or just want to have a fun […]

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Happiness Is A Thing Called Dance

If you ask a lot of people what makes them happy, you will get a lot of different answers. Sometimes happiness is like the elusive dream we are all trying to catch.  But if you ask a dancer what happiness is, 9 times out of 10, they are going to say the same thing, “dancing makes […]

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Traditional Dances of Germany

October is famous for Oktoberfest, which is widely celebrated worldwide. America is no exception, each year, you can find areas of California where you can go and enjoy all the festive traditions, great food and special beer you can get at these special Oktoberfest events. This year our Director, Marilyn Fordney and her husband, Assistant […]

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North American Imperial Star Ball Added to Spotlight – November 2017

  The Fordney Foundation is happy to announce that we have a new competition added to our November line-up of fabulous competitions already set to take place in November.  The North American Imperial Star Ball was very successful in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for many years and now has changed their location to Chicago, Illinois.  We look […]

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Dancing With The Thousand Oaks Stars (DWTOS)

I bet you didn’t know that Thousand Oaks has its own, DWTS, or as they like to say it, Dancing With The Thousand Oaks Stars. That’s right, if you go to Thousand Oaks High School, then you already know about this exciting, fun, annual dance event. It just so happens that our Director of Fordney Foundation, […]

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Spotlight – November 2017 (Special Edition)

    This month is packed to the brim with exciting events to attend or compete in.  If you are in the California area, it doesn’t get any better than the Hollywood Dancesport Championships.  Come see Mary Murphy at her best and be part of the “California dream” dancesport competition experience.  They are giving away […]

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Hot vs. Tepid

It’s a fact, if you are going to participate in ballroom/dancesport, you must be prepared for anything. I thought I would share with you some pointers that are slightly not so obvious or you may be taking for granted. If you can grasp what I’m trying to point out, it can make all the difference […]

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How Do We Know…You Told Us!

Well our first year was sensational! I’m talking about our DREAM Ballroom Dance Program. This program was a collaborative effort of Fordney Foundation and Erica Arnold, professional dancer and instructor. Of course, we had two wonderful schools to help make our journey successful and we were pleased to be part of this fulfilling experience! We […]

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