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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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Dragon Boat Music Festival – Cal Lutheran University, May 20, 2017

There is a sense of pride when the city you live in partakes in cultural events of a high stature.  This was the case on May 20, 2017, at Cal Luthern University in Thousand Oaks, CA.   Pacific Pearl Music Association, Center for Asian Performing Arts, and Department of Languages and Cultures at Cal Lutheran presented an outstanding, […]

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Spotlight – July 2017

    As summer unfolds and the weather gets warmer, it may be a good time to think about taking a trip to a new town, city or state, to enter a new competition.  Think of it as an exciting adventure.  And if you like a place where the sun shines brightly all summer long, then California is […]

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Dance Titdbits: Dances of the Native American Indian – Part 2

Awhile back I did a blog on the American Indian. This is Part 2 on the Native American Indian.   I must reference how most Americans see the Native American Indians in movies, where the cowboys fight the Indians, and they are mostly the “bad guys.” Nothing could be further from the truth. These people are gentle […]

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Spotlight – June 2017

    This past week I highlighted the cash prizes available to win at the Ohio Star Ball.  Please take a look at the blog just to see potentially what prizes you could win.  Nothing like a prize to build confidence and boost your career.  We encourage you to take part in these events, as […]

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Pro-Am and You

In the past I have defined what Pro-Am is, how it may affect you and what your options are? I told you I would be asking you some questions about Pro-Am one day too. Yes, I am asking questions but as always, I’m also here to help you sort out priorities and put things in perspective. […]

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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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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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