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What Is Dubstep?

By now you must know that we are all about Ballroom/Dancesport and we keep you posted in all aspects of events and subjects related to these areas hoping that they are helpful and useful to you in your dance journeys. The Fordney Foundation also has deep love for all other dances in this vast universe and […]

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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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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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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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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hula (but Didn’t Know Who to Ask)

One of our supporters is Thelma Beck of Oxnard and she belongs to a dance group that entertains at elder health facilities by doing the hula. She inspired us to create this blog about one of her passions. Thank you, Thelma. Here is a fun, quick guide on the Hula with little tidbits about Hula added in. It’s […]

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Dance Tidbits: Dances of the Native American Indian – Part 1

It seems I’ve grown up watching Indians on television and the silver screen all of my life, without really knowing what anything really means in their culture. After all, they are Native American Indians, part of our American heritage. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated by the Native American Indian. I […]

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Dance Tidbits: Dances of Israel

Israel is known for embracing a wide variety of dance styles. Dances vary from traditional Israeli folk dancing to ballet, modern dance, ballroom dancing and flamenco.  Israel is a country that truly loves dance! An immigrant in 1929 changed the way Palestine observed music in schools. Rivka Sturman observed that children were being taught German […]

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Dance Tidbits: Dances of Italy

When I think of Italy, I think of all the fabulous food that comes out of that country. Most Americans are hooked on Italian cooking, i.e. pizza, pasta and focaccia bread, etc. We have embraced Italian cuisine for centuries in this country. Just like their wonderful cooking, I find the people warm, friendly and full […]

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What is Oktoberfest

A lot of people have heard of Oktoberfest, but don’t know much about it, other than the fact that it happens in October. When I think of Oktoberfest, I think of it as a fun time to dance. So for those of you, who have never attended an Oktoberfest, let’s fill you in, as to […]

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Dance Tidbits: Dances of the Philippines

The Philippines is a country of people varied in ethnicity.  It is a country that presents its dances through historical contrast.  The Philippines is now and has always been influenced by Southeast Asia, Mainland Asia, Spanish culture and Americans.  How this effects dance definitely is interesting and innovative.  There are many dance categories.  Dances can range […]

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