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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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What If…

By now, it probably has become clear to you, that dancing and dancing well can lead to a full time and professional career for the lucky few of us.  I’d like to make you aware of a certain aspect of it, or if you will, an incredible opportunity to compound your interest!  There are those special people in […]

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Spotlight – December 2017

    We are going to be rounding out the year with one last competition.  The Holiday Dance Classic takes place in Las Vegas and is fun and beautiful.  It’s full of holiday cheer and fully endorsed by the Fordney Foundation.  If you’ve missed out in competing thus far or just want to have a fun […]

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North American Imperial Star Ball Added to Spotlight – November 2017

  The Fordney Foundation is happy to announce that we have a new competition added to our November line-up of fabulous competitions already set to take place in November.  The North American Imperial Star Ball was very successful in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for many years and now has changed their location to Chicago, Illinois.  We look […]

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Spotlight – November 2017 (Special Edition)

    This month is packed to the brim with exciting events to attend or compete in.  If you are in the California area, it doesn’t get any better than the Hollywood Dancesport Championships.  Come see Mary Murphy at her best and be part of the “California dream” dancesport competition experience.  They are giving away […]

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Hot vs. Tepid

It’s a fact, if you are going to participate in ballroom/dancesport, you must be prepared for anything. I thought I would share with you some pointers that are slightly not so obvious or you may be taking for granted. If you can grasp what I’m trying to point out, it can make all the difference […]

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Spotlight – October 2017

    It’s getting exciting, as we embrace fall and get prepared for the Ohio Star Ball Championships coming in November.  October is filled with excellent competitions that the Fordney Foundation represents.  Two are on the East Coast on different dates in the same town and one is on the West Coast.  Besides racking up good […]

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“Come to the Cabaret”

  There is a song called “Cabaret” from the 1966 musical of the same name.  In 1972, the movie Cabaret came out, depicting the whole cabaret scene.  This movie is quite famous and the Director, Bob Fosse, won an Academy Award in 1973.  Bob Fosse also directed Pippin and Chicago. The incredible music and song from this movie made Liza […]

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Spotlight – September 2017

    As summer slightly takes a turn into fall while the weather is still nice and hot, so are our competitions for the month of September.  September has three great competitions all across the map.  So get your best dancing clothes and shoes out and come shine at one of these events.  Why not get picked […]

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Devotion to Motion

So readers, if I’m going to be honest and tell the truth, writing blogs for the Fordney Foundation is fun because I get to write about dance and everything about dance.  Our non-profit organization caters to dance and I’m delighted to be surrounded by people who are “all about dance.” Not everyone can be as […]

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