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Unique Cultural Event: Sister Cities

    On the afternoon of February 27, 2014, the director and assistant director of the Fordney Foundation attended an event at the Lake Sherwood Country Club where the City of Thousand Oaks established a Sister City with the Shibei District, Qingdao City, in China.  Shibei District/Qingdao City is considered to be one of the cleanest and most beautiful […]

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Dancing with Our Local Schools Private Fundraising Event February 22, 2014

  If you have been one of the 3,000 4 th to 8th grade students that learned how to dance through the Dancing with Our Local Schools program (DWOLS) or one of the 400 students from 6 schools in the Conejo Valley presently learning to dance, consider yourself lucky! On February 22, 2014, Dance 4 […]

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Dance Tidbits – Cotillion

You may or may not have heard of Cotillion.  It is a French word meaning petticoats.  I will tell you a little later how that plays into the dance called Cotillion. Cotillion is a kind of set pattern social dance.  It originated in France in the 18th century.  It started out with four couples in […]

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Dancing With Our Local Schools Winter Showcase – December 12, 2013

  It may have been a normal Thursday night in the suburban neighborhood of Newbury Park, but you could not prove that by the streets within a two mile radius of the Maple Elementary School between the hours of five o’clock and six thirty.  There was not a single parking space available and hundreds of […]

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Dreams Do Come True

The Fordney Foundation takes great pride in being able to award scholarships to deserving dancers.  Marilyn Fordney has a wonderful relationship with Brigham Young University and we are in our 7th year of being able to present a plaque to a Brigham Young University dance student.  Marilyn Fordney and her husband Alex will travel to […]

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Interview with Juan Santos – Principal of Maple Elementary School

Fordney Foundation is very pleased and excited to present to you our first interview with the principal of an elementary school that is in our “Dancing With Our Local Schools” youth, dance program in conjunction with “Dance 4 Wellness.” On behalf of the Fordney Foundation, we would like to  thank Principal Santos of Maple Elementary […]

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