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 2014 and end at the last event before the Ohio Star Ball 2015 on the WDSS 2015 calendar.
2015 SERIES EVENTS
November 2014 to November of 2015.
Ohio Star Ball Championships
Holiday Dance Classic Championships
California Open Championships
La Classique Du Québec
New York Dance Festival
Tri-State Challenge Dancesport Championships
Philadelphia Festival & Atlantic Coast Championships
San Francisco Open
Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships
Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships
American Star Ball
Yankee Classic Championships
Millennium Dancesport Championships
Manhattan Dancesport Championships
Desert Classic Dancesport Championships
International Grand Ball Championships
Empire State Danceport Championships
Embassy Dancesport Championships
Windy City Open
Hollywood Dancesport Championships
Ranking Results will appear at fordneyfoundation.org after each dance competition. The Tabulation of points will be based on multi dance categories only.
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 2015 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.
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.