If you were lucky enough to participate or even view this dancing extravaganza held at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Columbus, Ohio, on March 5 and 6, then you were treated to one of the best dance competitions around. There was so much excitement and so much to see everywhere you turned. The costumes this year were outstanding and so many more college students participated then ever before.
We would like to give a big shout out to all of you college students and tell you, that you were spectacular! Big congrats to the two universities coming in First and and Second place. First place winners Michigan University won the grand prize of $1500 and they had the largest number of people to participate with 102 participants! Second place winners were Ohio State University. Here is a list of all the universities and the order of their placements:
6305 University of Michigan 2039 The Ohio State University 1862 Carnegie Mellon University 1401 University of Chicago 1376 Purdue University 839 Indiana University 620 Georgia Tech 456 Badger Ballroom Dance Team, UW-Madison 283 University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 268 Michigan State University 227 The University of Akron 160 Northwestern University 100 Valparaiso University 77 Art & Style Dance Studio 75 Case Western Reserve University 42 Unaffiliated 35 University of Toledo 34 The University of Cincinnati 23 University of Texas
As for the Fordney Foundation, it was our absolute pleasure to be there, now representing our Junior and Youth contestants in association with The Arnold and the continuing dance series that goes on all year round! We are proud and thankful for this opportunity and always thank Sam Sodano and Bill Sparks for their guidance and support
Here are few fleeting moments of dance grandeur on all levels. This was a happy occasion for everyone involved with many memorable dance moments, not to be forgotten by anyone too soon!
Thought Of The Week:
“To dance is to give oneself up to the rhythms of all life” – Dr. Maya V. Patel, b. 1943