Marilyn Fordney Interviews Mary Murphy

When Marilyn Fordney, the director of Fordney Foundation attended the Hollywood Dancesport Championships (HWDC) held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in October, she was fortunate to be able to speak to Mary Murphy, who was one of the organizers of the event. That conversation developed into an interview that we are pleased to share with you […]

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Highlights of the Arnold Sports Festival – March 4 – 5, 2017

The Arnold Sports Festival held on March 4 – 5, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio has become one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the United States.  It has all the excitement a great dancesport event should have.  The competition level this year was off the charts; as the level of dancing was of the highest caliber.  The […]

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Spotlight – April 2017

  There are a lot of competitions to pick from, spilling over from March into April.  If it’s time for you to get out there and show the world what you got, don’t wait any longer.  The Fordney Foundation endorses participating in our competitions.  No better way to rack up valuable points and win prizes. Philadelphia […]

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California Open Championships – February 15 – 19, 2017

    Nothing could be better for the Fordney Foundation, then to see the young dancers we know, represent and work with, grow in their ballroom dancing skills.  I take that back, there is one thing better than that, seeing them win at competitions!  If you were at the California Open Championships, February 15 – 19, […]

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Dance Tidbits: Dances of the Native American – Part 3

If you would like to know how the American Indian evolved and came to inhabit the Americas, it is believed that they may be the original, prehistoric people.  This transition occurred over 12,000 years ago when people of Europe integrated with people of Asia.  Over time there were hundreds of tribes each with their own unique traditions and […]

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DREAM Presents: Colfax Charter School and Woodlake Elementary Dance School Events

The Fordney Foundation took on a new project this year.  For the past 5 years, as you may know, the Fordney Foundation sponsored the Dancing With Our Local Schools program that was based in the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and Newbury Park) areas. It was so successful and touched the lives of over […]

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Spotlight – March 2017

In March, get ready for one of our favorite, always exciting, fun-filled dancesport competitions.  That would be the Arnold Youth Dancesport Classic.  If you have never been a competitor in a competition or you’ve never seen a competition, as part of the audience, Ohio is the place to be in March.  “The Arnold” is always a great show.  The […]

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Hug The World

The world needs a hug right about now. This is the time of year where we reflect mostly on ourselves. What can we improve on. What can we make better about ourselves. It goes along with the promise and potential the New Year brings and it’s usually only about us. But the world needs a hug […]

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‘Ladies of Ballroom’…Let The Music Begin ANNOUNCEMENT

We’ve come a long way from where we once started. We are very proud to announce that our liaison with Brent Thomas Mills is seeing his brain-child come to fruition. Music and dance come together on a brand new CD, with a never been done idea. This CD is comprised of American style music with […]

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