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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.


November 2016 to November 2017


Ohio Star Ball Championships – Nov. 15-20, 2016

Sam Sodano

(Columbus, Ohio)

2017 event Dec. 14-19, 2017

Kings Ball – Dec. 1-4, 2016

Igor and Polina Pilipenchuk, and Rita Algarra

(The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey)

2017 event Dec. 1-3, 2017

Holiday Dance Classic Championships – Dec. 6-11, 2016

Sam Sodano, Wendy Johnson & Mary Murphy

(Las Vegas, Nevada)

2017 event Dec. 6-10, 2017

Boston DanceSport Cup – Jan 21, 2017

Emil Iouknikov

(Framingham, Massachusetts)

Golden Star Dancesport Championships – Jan. 27-29, 2017

Delyan and Boriana Terziev

(Jersey City, New Jersey)

California Open Championships – Feb. 15-19, 2017

Debbie Avalos-Kusumi

(Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa, California)

New York Dance Festival – Feb. 23-26, 2017

Eugene Katsevman and Maria Manusova

(The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, New York)

Arnold Youth Dancesport Classic – Mar. 4 , 2017

Sam Sodano

(Columbus, Ohio)

Tri-State Challenge Dancesport Championships – Mar. 17-19, 2017

Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova

(Hilton Stamford Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut)

Windy City Open – Mar. 23-26, 2017

Glenn Weiss, Kris & Ezbieta Kasperowicz, Michelle Carpentier-Lazarz

(Chicago, Illinois)

Philadelphia Festival & Atlantic Coast Championships – March 31 to Apr. 2, 2017

Chuck Danza

(Westin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

San Francisco Open Dancesport Championships – March 31 to Apr. 2, 2017

Stephen and Denise Krauel and Colin James

(San Francisco, California)

Dance Passion Ball- April 23, 2017

Alla and Sasha Nissengolts

(Brooklyn, New York)

Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships – Apr. 26-30, 2017

Dan and Rebecca Messager

(The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships – May 2-7, 2017

Wayne and Donna Eng

(Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California)

American Star Ball – May, 18-21, 2017

Ilya & Amanda Reyzin

(Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City New Jersey)

Yankee Classic Championships – Jun.15-18, 2017

John and Cathi Nyemchek

(Marriott Hotel, Boston, Mssachusetts)

Millennium Dancesport Championships – Jun. 21-25, 2017

Michael Chapman

(Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Florida)

Manhattan Dancesport Championships – Jun. 28-Jul. 2, 2017

Gary & Diana McDonald

(Marriott Hotel, New York City, New York)

Desert Classic Dancesport Championships – Jul. 6-9, 2017

Igor and Irina Suvorov

(Palm Springs, California)

International Grand Ball Championships – Jul. 28-30, 2017

Daniele Gozzi and Cecilia Giovacchini

(Marriott SFO Waterfront, Santa Clarita, California)

Empire Dance Championship – Aug. 2-6, 2017

Allan Tornsberg, Giampiero Giannico, Vibeke Toft & Katharina Giannico

(Marriott Marquis NY, New York, New York)

Embassy Ballroom Championships – Aug. 30-Sept.3, 2017

Brian, Kristi, Gary and Jason McDonald

(Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center, Irvine, California)

DBD&C-A Legendary Celebration – Sept. 14-17, 2017

Chris Johnston, Didio Barrera and Frank Miranda

(Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts)

Pacific Grand Ball – Sept. 30, 2017

Tomas Atkocevicius, Aira Bubnelyte and Brent Mills

(San Francisco, California)

Southwestern Invitational – Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2017

David Kloss

(Dallas, Texas)

Constitution State Dancesport Championships – Oct 6-8, 2017

Evgeny Dyachenko & Inna Ivanenko

(Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, Stamford, Connecticut)

San Francisco Autumn Dance Classic – October 20-22, 2017

Jonathan Wilkins and Olga Foraponova

(San Francisco, California)

Paragon Open DanceSport Challenge – Oct. 26-29, 2017

Andrei Gavriline & Elena Kryuchkova

(Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany, New Jersey)

Hollywood Dancesport Championships – Nov. 1-5, 2017

Michael Chapman, Mary Murphy, Jonathan Roberts

(Universal Hilton, Universal City, California)

North American Imperial Star Ball – Nov. 9-12, 2017

Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova

(Schaumburg Chicago ,IL)


Ranking Results will appear at 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 2017 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 2017 Fordney Foundation Junior & Youth Dancesport series will be invited to perform at the 2018 Arnold Youth Dancesport Festival in Columbus Ohio.

Top 10 Grand Finale Awards are:

1st $4,000 1st $4,000
2nd $2,000 2nd $2,000
3rd $1,000 3rd $1,000
4th $750 4th $750
5th $500 5th $500
5th $500 5th $500
6th $450 6th $450
7th $400 7th $400
8th $350 8th $350
9th $300 9th $300
10th $250 10th $250
TOTAL $10,000    


Prize money will be given in vouchers and reimbursed with receipts.

Team Match:

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:, then using the United States map click on a region (1 through 7) and then click on the competition.

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