The Snow Ball Competition

We are so happy to introduce a new (to us) dance competition to our series. In fact, we are kicking off our first competition of the year with it!  The Snow Ball Competition is organized by Donna Edelstein.  If Donna looks familiar, that’s because she is!  Donna is famous for doing interviews and judging at the Ohio Star Ball. This is her 14th annual competition, and our very first year for this competition to be part of the Fordney Foundation.






The dates are set for January 12, 13, and 14, 2018. It will be held at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America. This comp features senior scholarships, pro/am bronze and silver Best of the Best, and a new Global Gentleman’s Multi-Dance Challenge. It is part of the World Pro-am Dancesport series, the Global DanceSport Series, and the United States Championship Circuit. And now it is partnered with our Fordney Foundation Junior and Youth Dance Series.

The Fordney Foundation got connected with Donna Edelstein when Marilyn Fordney was recently attending the Ohio Star Ball’s 40th Anniversary event. Donna Edelstein is a judge and conducts interviews for Sam Sodano about various aspects of the competition. She invited Marilyn to be interviewed and then subsequently mentioned she would soon have a competition and would like to connect The Snow Ball with our dance series.

Marilyn Fordney interview

From the Saturday daytime venue in the Grand Battelle Hall, Donna Edelstein interviews Marilyn Fordney, founder of the Fordney Foundation, a non-profit foundation that provides young people with a gift for the sport grants that allow them to train and compete in dance sport the 2017 Ohio Star Ball.Fordney Foundation web site: Website:

Posted by Ohio Star Ball Championships on Sunday, November 19, 2017


So a big welcome to Donna and her Snow Ball Competition from our Fordney Foundation Junior and Youth Dance Series. We are so happy to have you and your competitors on board. We want to extend our good wishes for success to all your competitors and wish them all good health in 2018.


Thought Of The Week:

In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations  –  Iroquois Great Law of Peace


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About Freddie Brock

By the time Freddie was three years old she was dancing. It has always been her first love and passion. She is a free-spirited dancer. Because she loved music and dance so much, it led her to become a professional songwriter. She is a published and recorded songwriter with gold records. She is also a vet of both the music and film business and worked in the capacity of production assistant throughout her career. Freddie is an artist in her own right. She paints on clothes, makes jewelry, knits, crochets and generally loves art in many forms; she often says she “lives to create.”