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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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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