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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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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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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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Divine Elegance

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Fordney Foundation attended the Emerald Ball, at the Hilton Hotel near the Los Angeles Airport.  As you may know, we have a national dance series that involves Junior and Youth dancers and this occurred on Sunday, May 1.  But for a little treat and to see some special ‘Ladies […]

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Sophia D’angelo – Pro/Am Dancer Extraordinaire – (one of) “The Ladies of Ballroom”

  The Fordney Foundation had the privilege of catching up with the very busy and lovely Sophia D’angelo.  Not only is she a great dancer, you can see from her pictures, she is wonderfully photogenic too!  No wonder she consistently wins at Pro/AM competitions.  Sophia is also part of the brand new CD project that we are all very excited about. We think you […]

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Costumes and YOU! – Part 4

With competition season upon us, it is time to spruce up our tactics and make ourselves known and present on that dance floor. In Part 3, you’ve learned what you need to wear in competitions. Of course, it is important to dress age appropriate and according to your dance level. It is also about dancing […]

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Costumes and YOU! – Part 3

Now that you have a basic knowledge of dance costumes of years past, let’s focus on the modern day costumes preferably for competition and dancesport. After all, ballroom dancing has a lot to do with appearance and expectations regarding your performance. Something dancers don’t realize is that dance costumes have to look good from a […]

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A Day For Dancers

July 26, 2014 is National Dance Day. That’s right, us dancers have our own day! I don’t know about you, but that gets me very excited. National Dance Day (NDD) was started in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation, co-president, Nigel Lythgoe. “So You Think You Can Dance” […]

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Dance Tidbits: Ballet

    If you’ve ever had occasion to go to a ballet, then you were treated to the most elegant, formal and beautiful dance art ever conceived.  Ballet requires precision, formal training, rigorous practice and discipline beyond any dance skill set you will ever learn.  Not everyone has what it takes to become a ballet […]

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Dance Tidbits – Irish Dances

Everyone knows that March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s a festive cultural and religious holiday where Irish people in the United States celebrate with food and drink.  It is a custom in our country to wear the color green.  Did you know on St. Patrick’s in Ireland, the Irish  do not wear any green with […]

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