Fordney Foundation

DanceSport, sport, competition, achievement, partnership

The Fordney Foundation is a non-profit foundation for dance sport that was established in May, 2002.
The Fordney Foundation provides young people with a gift for the sport grants that allow them to
train and compete in dance sport competition.


PBS – American Ballroom Challenge – Don’t Miss It!

Hello to all our friends and fellow dancers.  The Fordney Foundation would like to tell you about a wonderful PBS event that will be airing very soon.  We are especially thrilled because this event will be presenting the competition that took place in November 2014 at the Ohio Star Ball.  As you recall, it was our first […]

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Costumes and YOU! – Part 3

Now that you have a basic knowledge of dance costumes of years past, let’s focus on the modern day costumes preferably for competition and dancesport. After all, ballroom dancing has a lot to do with appearance and expectations regarding your performance. Something dancers don’t realize is that dance costumes have to look good from a […]

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The History of Ballroom Costumes – Part 2

Ball gowns and costumes of the 1900s were meant to be ornate and elegant and only worn by the richest women in society. Ball gowns and costumes were also meant to dazzle the viewer while emulating the physique of the woman wearing the costume. Always long and exquisite, the gown would conceal the entire leg. […]

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Loren Silverman and Gabriella Sigal at Colina Middle School  


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