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Fordney Foundation Honors Best of the Best at the Ohio Star Ball 2017

    Following the East coast versus West coast team match, we had our very first Best of the Best competition. The Fordney Best of the Best DanceSport Challenge is a competition between some of the top young amateur couples in the country who are winners at the PT 1-2, JR 1-2, and  YA ages […]

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Fordney Foundation Presents the 2017 Team Match

It is our pleasure to present to you the East coast (blue) versus West coast (red) team match.  As you know, this is our annual team match competition which takes place at the Ohio Star Ball.  This year was no disappointment, it was an exciting dance off  to the finish! We had bear mascots who initiated cheers […]

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Visit to Woodlake Elementary Community Charter Ballroom Dance Class

    On December 14, Alex Havasi and Marilyn Fordney were invited to see the progress of the Woodlake Elementary Community Charter ballroom dance class. This time they visited with a fourth grade class. Upon arrival on campus they signed the visitors roster and were greeted by   Principal, Mario Thompson and dance instructor, Erica […]

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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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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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