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Fordney Foundation – Team Match And Top Studio Awards at Ohio Star Ball 2019


Debbie Avalos-Kusumi, Red Team Captain, Mascot, Clement Joly and 1st Place, West Coast Team – OSB 2019, Photo Source: Alex Havasi

This year we had three teams in the team match. As they came out on the floor for each heat, it was an explosive performance with sounds of cheers and clapping by the audience. It was a fight to the finish with the West Coast team winning the first place award. Congratulations to all the winners on these three teams who all won cash prizes from the Fordney Foundation. The teams consisted of the following:

West Coast – Red

Team Captains – Debbie Avalos-Kusumi

Team Mascot – Clement Joly dressed as a chipmunk 



West Coast Team won 1st Place at OSB – 2019, Photo Source: Alex Havasi

East Coast – Blue

Team Captains – Rita Algarra & Maria Manusova

Team Mascot – Yusif Amsatr dressed as a parrot



East Coast Team at OSB – 2019, Photo Source: Alex Havasi

Central – Green

Team Captains – Kimberley Mitchell & Donna Edelstein

Team Mascot – Dave Firestein dressed as a bear



Central Team at OSB – 2019, Photo Source: Alex Havasi

This year, three top studios were recognized with trophies who had the most entries in competitions across the U.S. and Canada.  We congratulate these Top 3 Studios who won these awards at Ohio Star Ball – 2019.  They are: 

1st – Brilliant Dancesport Studio – Warminster, PA


Marilyn Fordney, Sam Sodano with Top #1 Studio winners, Brilliant DanceSport Studio – OSB 2019, Photo Source: facebook.com

2nd – Dance Vita – San Mateo, CA

Marilyn Fordney, Sam Sodano with Top #2 Studio winners, Dance Vita – OSB 2019, Photo Source: Alex Havasi

3rd – Center for Ballroom & Dance – Lincolnshire, IL

Marilyn Fordney, Sam Sodano with Top #3 Studio winners, Center for Ballroom & Dance – OSB 2019, Photo Source: Alex Havasi

***If you would like to help our next generation to learn dance, contribute to our DREAM program.  Go to www.fordneyfoundation.org and click on the “Donate” tab and scroll down to “Go Fund Me” button or you can send a check directly to the foundation at the address that appears on the website at the end of that page. Or if you would like to have a brick engraved on our Yellow Brick Road for someone who has passed away and loved to dance or was a dance advocate, then scroll down to “Yellow Brick Road Memorial” and remember to insert their name in the memo box.


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