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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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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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Visit to Woodlake Elementary Community Charter School/DREAM

Marilyn Fordney, the Director of Fordney Foundation and Assistant Director, Alex Havasi were invited to attend Woodlake Elementary Community Charter School to see the DREAM program in motion.  This is the first school visited and Marilyn Fordney describes the day’s events while Alex Havasi took some pictures of the students learning the various dance steps. We were […]

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It’s A Halloween Dance…Somewhere

Halloween may be on Monday, October 31st, this year…but so what!  I guarantee you that there will be huge celebrations everywhere throughout the United States all weekend long. Since we love to dance at the Fordney Foundation, we’re happy to get the opportunity to celebrate this holiday…as long as we can dance.  So just for you, […]

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Unity Dance Day – October 26, 2016

Who among us has not experienced some sort of misunderstanding, disagreement or miscommunication with another person.  Life  is full of situations both good and bad and it is how we handle it that makes a difference in the quality of our lives.  The Fordney Foundation is a big supporter of anti-bullying and we want to give […]

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An Interview With a DREAM Girl

We are so very lucky and proud to present Ms. Erica Arnold to all of our Fordney Foundation friends. Erica is heading up a new dance program for elementary school students called DREAM. It is another Fordney Foundation funded project. Erica is not only a talented ballroom dancer; she is also very gifted in the […]

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This One’s For You…You Know Who You Are

This one’s for all you dancers and would-be dancers too.  I know we all have a lot to do in our lives.  We have schedules, school, work, to-do lists and commitments galore.  There are people we depend on and people who depend upon us.  Sometimes when summer ends, things that are considered “just for fun” get […]

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Dancing With Our Local Schools – Sixth Annual Spring Showcase 2016

The Fordney Foundation and Dance 4 Wellness presented their Spring Showcase on Memorial weekend. That is a good time, because we honor and remember all the men and women who preserve our freedom representing our country year after year. As fitting, it is a good time to remember our country values personal freedom. Let us […]

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