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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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How Do We Know…You Told Us!

Well our first year was sensational! I’m talking about our DREAM Ballroom Dance Program. This program was a collaborative effort of Fordney Foundation and Erica Arnold, professional dancer and instructor. Of course, we had two wonderful schools to help make our journey successful and we were pleased to be part of this fulfilling experience! We […]

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First Annual DREAM Showcase – May 23, 2017

WOW! It sounded almost like a rock concert, the way people were carrying on. DJ Tom Mendola was on stage and set up lively dance music. Parents, students, and teachers were everywhere with standing room only. There was a place to take a picture of the stars of the show (Colfax and Woodlake students) with red […]

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Dear Dancer

Today I wanted to share a little something with you personally from my heart and my experience. As a person who loves dance and admires your talent and abilities to follow your hopes, dreams and your passion for dance, here are few tidbits that could make the road to success a bit easier to endure. […]

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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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Marilyn Fordney Interviews Mary Murphy

When Marilyn Fordney, the director of Fordney Foundation attended the Hollywood Dancesport Championships (HWDC) held at the Universal Hilton Hotel in October, she was fortunate to be able to speak to Mary Murphy, who was one of the organizers of the event. That conversation developed into an interview that we are pleased to share with you […]

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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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DREAM Presents: Colfax Charter School and Woodlake Elementary Dance School Events

The Fordney Foundation took on a new project this year.  For the past 5 years, as you may know, the Fordney Foundation sponsored the Dancing With Our Local Schools program that was based in the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and Newbury Park) areas. It was so successful and touched the lives of over […]

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Colfax Charter Elementary School and the DREAM Program

For the past 5 years, as you may know, the Fordney Foundation sponsored the Dancing With Our Local Schools program that was based in the Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Newbury Park) areas.  It was so successful and touched the lives of over 4,000 elementary school children, we thought we would branch out and explore new […]

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Spotlight – January 2017

  We are at the start of a brand new year and it is no better time to get yourself seen and out there.  Open up your world with dance possibilities you never knew existed.  Find out what the future has in store for you by either hanging out or performing at a competition!  Stay tuned […]

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