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Fordney Foundation Junior and Youth Dance Series

    We had a grand time at the Ohio Star Ball.  This being the 40th Anniversary, it was exciting to see all the dancers perform in all genres and the entertainment provided was out of this world.  It seems contestants keep getting better, more professional and really having a good time performing.  Proving to be […]

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Ohio Star Ball 40th Anniversary Celebration

On November 16-20, 2017, Alex Havasi and Marilyn Fordney attended the 40th Anniversary of the Ohio Star Ball in Columbus, Ohio. It is such a huge competition that it is held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Regency Ballroom and Battelle Hall and in the convention center. This competition was the annual conclusion for the Fordney Foundation […]

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THANK YOU!!! – From the 2017 Ohio Star Ball

As the holidays come rushing at us, culminating a year of significant progress in our dance lives, we want to thank our young dancers for participating in competitions throughout the year, winning awards, and your hard work all year long.  We are very proud of each and every one of you and hope that you plan […]

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Align Yourself With Your Highest Calling

Often times when a new season occurs, it can be a good time to kind of take a look at ourselves and see where we’re at. How do you feel? What do you think? What’s bothering you? What makes you happy? What challenges you? What’s missing? What would you like to accomplish in the next […]

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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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