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Fordney Foundation finishes 2022 with The Best of the Best Awards at the 2022 Ohio Star Ball

2022 was an amazing year for the Fordney Foundation. The year finished off with many of our competitors facing off at the 2022 Ohio Star Ball. Over 35 young couples faced-off in the Best of the Best showdown in Battelle Hall. Typically 3 couples walk away with recognition of the Best of the Best couple in our Pre-Teen, Junior, and Youth categories. But this year we ended up with a tie in our Pre-Teen category. It's so thrilling to watch such high quality dancing. Stay tuned to our social media throughout the year to see more performances by these couples.

If you didn't have the fortune to see the performances live at the 2022 Ohio Star Ball, check out the links below to check out the top couples from this year's finale.


Nathaniel Mains & Juliana Gekker

2022 Fordney Best of the Best

Pre-Teen Champions [tied]


Bryan Rizun & Capri Johnson

2022 Fordney Best of the Best

Pre-Teen Champions [tied]


Parley Ford & Natalie Jolley

2022 Fordney Best of the Best Champions

Pre-Teen Youth


Daniel Novikov & Mishella Vishnevskiy

2022 Fordney Best of the Best Champions

Pre-Teen Junior


In addition, our American Smooth & Rhythm events will now be up for cash awards. See our website for more details.

**We have received contributions from individuals who would like to have a dear relative or friend who passed on remembered that loved to dance or was a dance aficionado. We call these memorial contributions. Perhaps you would like to have someone memorialized in this manner. Make a donation and give us their name. We have on our website a yellow brick road to add their name to a brick as a memorial to that person. This contribution will assist future generations of dancers and help keep young people more positive and healthy.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in getting up every time we do. ~ Confucius

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Shane Meuwissen is the Media Specialist for Fordney Foundation.  He is a former dance instructor who know works with his company Slow Motion Dance Videos capture the beauty of dancing. If you would like to learn more about Shane and his video work, visit his website

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