Fordney Foundation Junior and Youth Dance Series Shine at Ohio Star Ball 2018 Tyler Li & Anjelica Lowe OSB 2018

The Ohio Star Ball, November 13 – 18, 2018, is in it’s 41st year. As usual, for many reasons, it was the competition to be at.  Not only was it great to have Ms. America make an appearance but the musical guest, Taylor Dayne, performed both Friday and Saturday nights. Sam Sodano and Bill Sparks always come through in a big way and this year was no exception.

Fordney Foundation is very proud of all the dancers who participated in the Youth and Junior dance series.  The dancing was entertaining and beautiful to watch.  We congratulate all the Fordney Foundation winners in both Standard – Top 10 and Latin – Top 10.  Here are your winners:

Fordney Foundation Top 10 – Standard OSB 2018

10 – Anthony Mattos & Eva Zinchenko 

9 – Joshua Ginzburg & Sophia Elkin

8 – Kristers Smits & Elizabeth Shlimovich 

7 – Matviy Korsunskiy & Sophia Kouznetsov 

6 – Kirill Zakirzyanov & Valerie Snitko 

5 – Tyler Li & Anjelica Lowe 

4 – Erik Linder & Shelly Meshkausk

3 – Jake Berg & Anna Talis 

2 – Eric Kuznetsov & Sarah Kliger 

1 – Matthew Zoladkiewicz & Elizabete Grigalinovica-Leja 

Fordney Foundation Top 10 – Latin

10 – Anthony Mattos & Eva Zinchenko 

9 – Eric Kuznetsov & Sarah Kliger

8 – Leo Kolmykov & Daria Andreyev 

7 – Jonas Terleckas & Ruby Castro 

TIE 5 – Kirill Zakirzyanov & Valerie Snitko 

TIE 5 – Kristers Smits & Elizabeth Shlimovich 

4 – Kevin Filipczak & Danielle Malpa 

3 – Erik Linder & Shelly Meshkausk 

2 – Joshua Ginzburg & Sophia Elkin 

1 – Dave Firestein & Shelly Umansky Top 10 Winners/Standard OSB 2018 Top 10 Winners/Latin OSB 2018

If you didn’t make it out to the Ohio Star Ball in 2018, remember, there is always another chance, competition and another dance to be danced!  All through the year, there are valuable points and prizes you could be winning with over 41 competitions you can enter.  If you’ve dreamed of being a ballroom dancer, take your dreams to the next step in 2019. OSB 2018

Thought Of The Week:

When courage, genius and generosity hold hands, all things are possible



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