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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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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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Spotlight – August 2017

  It’s time to be part of the summer action and get your pro-am spirit going.  There’s no time like the present to get yourself on that dance floor and show everyone what you got.  For the month of August, we’ve got an East Coast thing happening and a West Coast event, so just maybe you’ll be […]

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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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