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Dance 4 Wellness 5th Annual Dance Showcase & Anniversary Celebration June 6, 2013

We want to personally thank Maria Durant, the owner of Dance 4 Wellness for inviting the Fordney Foundation as guests to an extraordinary evening event of dinner, live music, dancing and student performances. Ms. Durant is a very accomplished dancer and we were treated to incredibly exciting performances by her, her incredible instructors and her […]

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Fordney Foundation Presents – Dance 4 Wellness Showcase, May 18, 2013

Dancing With Our Local Schools, River Oak Charter School May 18, 2013 – Dance 4 Wellness Showcase Isabella And Geramy Performing at Dancing With Our Local Schools May 18, 2013 – Dance 4 Wellness Showcase What a wonderful day it was on Saturday afternoon!  It all started at 2:00 PM.  We had pizza, chips, cookies, […]

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Interview with Isabella Kats and Geramy Lashchev May 12, 2013

Geramy Lashchev & Isabella Kats on Maury Povich Show – Maury’s Most Talented Kids in 2011 Fordney Foundation is very pleased to present our first in a series of interviews with interesting “dance” people we think you’d like to know.  It was a lot of fun to meet and interview two young dancers who are […]

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What’s In Your DanceSport Bag

Shoes, stockings/socks, eye liner, lipstick, gel pads, hair bands, water bottles, pins, hairspray, , brushes, barrettes, a towel, wipes, band-aids, tape, protein bars, pens, notebooks and food snacks are all expected to be in a dancer’s bags.  All these “things” are necessary, helpful and useful for our dance class/workout schedules.  These are items you probably […]

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Dance Tidbits – The Rumba

Come party!  That is the original meaning of Rumba taken from the Cuban/Spanish word rumbo which means to party.  This is kind of an interesting name for a dance that did not start out to be a party at all. Rumba was first danced in the 16th century originating in Cuba.  This famous dance has influences […]

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Dancing With Our Local Schools Spring Showcase

On Satuday, May 18, 2013, Dancing With Our Local Schools (DWOLS) presents their Spring Showcase at Dance 4 Wellness. The showcase features professional and student performers (grades 4-8) from MATES Charter School, EARTHS Magnet School, Conejo Elementary, and River Oaks Academy. A student award ceremony will follow the showcase. A luncheon and refreshments will be […]

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Dance Tidbits – Swing

If you think Lindy is just a girl’s name, think again.  Lindy (Hop) is the name of the original and most popular form of Swing dance.  All other versions of Swing dance were derived from the Lindy Hop with little twists and slight variations along the way. The United States is the home of the swing, […]

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Divine Dance

You are so lucky!  You know what you want to do and that is to dance. Having purpose makes life  so much easier to achieve goals because we have direction. It’s almost like you’ve been blessed and given amazing gifts. In time you will come to cherish  these gifts and understand their true meaning. One of the most beautiful things […]

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Dance Tidbits

Waltz this way or that way! The Waltz may seem rather stately and regal but in the Thirteenth Century it was considered taboo. That was because the couples danced in a close manner (apparently a little too close for the Thirteenth Century) never seen or accepted before. By the time the late 1780’s came around, […]

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