Fordney Foundation Junior and Youth DanceSport Series
Age groups that qualify are based on the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) age groups and they are:
- Pre-Teen I: 9th birthday or less
- Pre-Teen II: 10th or 11th birthday
- Junior I: 12th or 13th birthday
- Junior II: 14th or 15th birthday
- Youth: 16th, 17th, or 18th birthday
Dance Competitions that feature the World Pro Am Dancesport Series will also feature this series and will allow junior and youth dancesport competitors to accumulate points for ranking beginning and ending with the Ohio Star Ball each November. Tabulation of scoring will begin at the Ohio Star Ball in November 2015 and end at the last event before the Ohio Star Ball 2016 on the WDSS 2016 calendar.
2016 SERIES EVENTS
November 2015 to November of 2016.
Ohio Star Ball Championships – Nov. 17-22, 2015
Kings Ball – Dec. 4-6, 2015
Holiday Dance Classic Championships – Dec. 8-13, 2015
Boston DanceSport Cup – Jan 23, 2016
Golden Star Dancesport Championships – Jan. 29-31, 2016
California Open Championships – Feb. 10-14, 2016
New York Dance Festival – Feb. 25-28, 2016
Aronld Youth Dancesport Classic – Mar. 4-6, 2016
Tri-State Challenge Dancesport Championships – Mar. 17-20, 2016
Windy City Open – Mar. 17-20, 2016
Philadelphia Festival & Atlantic Coast Championships – Apr. 7-10, 2016
San Francisco Open – Apr. 1-3, 2016
Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships – Apr. 26 – May 1, 2016
Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships – Apr. 26 – May 1, 2016
American Star Ball – May, 19-22, 2016
Yankee Classic Championships – Jun.16-19, 2016
Millennium Dancesport Championships – Jun. 21-26, 2016
Manhattan Dancesport Championships – Jun. 29-Jul. 3, 2016
Desert Classic Dancesport Championships – Jul. 14-17, 2016
International Grand Ball Championships – Jul. 28-31, 2016
Empire State Danceport Championships – Aug. 3-7, 2016
Embassy Dancesport Championships – Aug. 31-Sept.4, 2016
DBD&C-A Legendary Celebration – Sept. 15-17, 2016
Pacific Grand Ball – Sept. 24, 2016
Constitution State Dancesport Championships – Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016
Southwestern Invitational – Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2016
Hollywood Dancesport Championships – Oct. 26 – 30, 2016
Paragon Open DanceSport Challenge – Oct. 20 – 23, 2016
Ranking Results will appear at fordneyfoundation.org after each dance competition. The Tabulation of points will be based on multi dance categories only. Starting on January 1, 2016 points will be based on 5 dance open multi-dance categories only. The only exception is for PT1 because according to (2/2) NDCA rules PT1’s are only supposed to dance closed.
Points will be awarded in the following manner:
- Each Call Back = 5 points
- Every 1st Place = 20 points
- Every 2nd Place = 15 points
- Every 3rd Place = 10 points
- Every 4th Place = 8 points
- Every 5th Place = 6 points
- Every 6th Place = 4 points
- Every 7th Place = 2 points
- Every 8th Place = 2 points
Awards will be given at the Ohio Star Ball in 2016 to the top 10 couples in Standard, to the top 10 couples in Latin, and to the participants of the Team Match. To obtain the awards, couples must enter and compete at the Ohio Star Ball. Award funds are limited to travel expenses, for example: air transportation, lodging, and/or fuel expense for travel by car. The beginning prize monies for the Fordney Junior and Youth Dance Series totals $25,000 each year with the possibility of enhancement in subsequent years. This generous offering by the Fordney Foundation will be shared with the listed age groups and the overall Top Ten Couples in the Ballroom and Latin Divisions.
The overall Ballroom and Latin winners of the 2016 Fordney Foundation Junior & Youth Dancesport series will be invited to perform at the 2017 Arnold Youth Dancesport Festival in Columbus Ohio.
Top 10 Grand Finale Awards are:
Prize money will be given in vouchers and reimbursed with receipts.
An Eastcoast versus Westcoast Team Match composed of 6 couples on each team will be offered with a First place award $3,000 and a 2nd place award $2,000 making a total of $5,000.
Click on the link to register at one or more of the following dance competitions:
www.dancesportseries.com, then using the United States map click on a region (1 through 7) and then click on the competition.