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Ohio Star Ball 40th Anniversary Celebration

On November 16-20, 2017, Alex Havasi and Marilyn Fordney attended the 40th Anniversary of the Ohio Star Ball in Columbus, Ohio. It is such a huge competition that it is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Regency Ballroom and Battelle Hall and in the convention center. This competition was the annual conclusion for the Fordney Foundation […]

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THANK YOU!!! – From the 2017 Ohio Star Ball

As the holidays come rushing at us, culminating a year of significant progress in our dance lives, we want to thank our young dancers for participating in competitions throughout the year, winning awards, and your hard work all year long.  We are very proud of each and every one of you and hope that you plan […]

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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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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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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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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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Are You Worth A Million

  It is very exciting when we see a new innovative dance show take center stage. There are two reasons for that, one, when you are a dancer you love to see other people dance and two, it just might present an opportunity for an unknown dancer to become an instant star! So we love […]

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Spotlight – May 2017

It is truly ballroom/dancesport competition time.  And, if you have “a thing” about performing in California, you are in luck.  The Emerald Ball is the ultimate place to showcase your dance wizardry in all the pomp and circumstance you can stand.  On the flip side, if the East Coast is “your thing,” the American Star […]

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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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