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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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Meet our DREAM Couple

  CONGRATULATIONS TO ERICA ARNOLD AND ARTEMI OKUNEV! It is with great pleasure that the Fordney Foundation announces the newly married couple, Erica Arnold and Artemi Okunev!  As you may know, Erica Arnold is our resident DREAM girl.  Last year the Fordney Foundation created a dance program called DREAM in the west valley area of Southern California […]

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Spotlight – October 2017

    It’s getting exciting, as we embrace fall and get prepared for the Ohio Star Ball Championships coming in November.  October is filled with excellent competitions that the Fordney Foundation represents.  Two are on the East Coast on different dates in the same town and one is on the West Coast.  Besides racking up good […]

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“Come to the Cabaret”

  There is a song called “Cabaret” from the 1966 musical of the same name.  In 1972, the movie Cabaret came out, depicting the whole cabaret scene.  This movie is quite famous and the Director, Bob Fosse, won an Academy Award in 1973.  Bob Fosse also directed Pippin and Chicago. The incredible music and song from this movie made Liza […]

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Experiencing an Arangetram

  How fitting that our Director and Assistant Director of the Fordney Foundation, Marilyn Fordney and her husband, Alex Havasi attended a very special event on National Dance Day!  We are very fortunate that we can learn something new about dance we would probably never get to experience.   I will let Marilyn Fordney tell you all […]

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Holy Dance

You’ve heard of the “Holy Grail” which is a vessel that serves as an important spiritual cup. In literature, it is described as a dish or stone with miraculous powers. It is said that the “Holy Grail” can provide happiness, eternal youth or even infinite abundance. Now, taking “Holy” in a different direction, namely our […]

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Spotlight – September 2017

    As summer slightly takes a turn into fall while the weather is still nice and hot, so are our competitions for the month of September.  September has three great competitions all across the map.  So get your best dancing clothes and shoes out and come shine at one of these events.  Why not get picked […]

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Devotion to Motion

So readers, if I’m going to be honest and tell the truth, writing blogs for the Fordney Foundation is fun because I get to write about dance and everything about dance.  Our non-profit organization caters to dance and I’m delighted to be surrounded by people who are “all about dance.” Not everyone can be as […]

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The Best of the Best

    There’s been a lot of talk and postings lately on “The Best of the Best” and now I want to take the time and tell you exactly what “The Best of the Best” means in relation to you as a dancer. It still is a work in progress for us and we promise […]

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