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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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Spotlight – July 2017

    As summer unfolds and the weather gets warmer, it may be a good time to think about taking a trip to a new town, city or state, to enter a new competition.  Think of it as an exciting adventure.  And if you like a place where the sun shines brightly all summer long, then California is […]

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So Exactly What Is Pro-Am?

When it comes to Ballroom Dance and DanceSport, you hear the expression Pro-Am a lot. I’m going to help define it for you here. I would like to give credit to Dance Zone USA for their explanation in helping to explain Pro-Am in easy terms and so well, I could not have done it any […]

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Spotlight – June 2017

    This past week I highlighted the cash prizes available to win at the Ohio Star Ball.  Please take a look at the blog just to see potentially what prizes you could win.  Nothing like a prize to build confidence and boost your career.  We encourage you to take part in these events, as […]

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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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Pro-Am and You

In the past I have defined what Pro-Am is, how it may affect you and what your options are? I told you I would be asking you some questions about Pro-Am one day too. Yes, I am asking questions but as always, I’m also here to help you sort out priorities and put things in perspective. […]

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Spotlight – May 2017

It is truly ballroom/dancesport competition time.  And, if you have “a thing” about performing in California, you are in luck.  The Emerald Ball is the ultimate place to showcase your dance wizardry in all the pomp and circumstance you can stand.  On the flip side, if the East Coast is “your thing,” the American Star […]

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Highlights of the Arnold Sports Festival – March 4 – 5, 2017

The Arnold Sports Festival held on March 4 – 5, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio has become one of the most prestigious dance competitions in the United States.  It has all the excitement a great dancesport event should have.  The competition level this year was off the charts; as the level of dancing was of the highest caliber.  The […]

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Spotlight – April 2017

  There are a lot of competitions to pick from, spilling over from March into April.  If it’s time for you to get out there and show the world what you got, don’t wait any longer.  The Fordney Foundation endorses participating in our competitions.  No better way to rack up valuable points and win prizes. Philadelphia […]

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California Open Championships – February 15 – 19, 2017

    Nothing could be better for the Fordney Foundation, then to see the young dancers we know, represent and work with, grow in their ballroom dancing skills.  I take that back, there is one thing better than that, seeing them win at competitions!  If you were at the California Open Championships, February 15 – 19, […]

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