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Introducing the Brand New Chicago All Star Competition

The Fordney The Foundation is excited to announce a brand new competition taking place in the new year, and we will be one of the sponsors.  We are giving you a heads up, advance notice, as this will be a one-day competition.  It will take place in Chicago, on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

This one-day comp is only for the young dancers, teddy bear, youth, pre-teen, and junior levels of dance.  This competition is the first of its kind and we know it can easily grow from a one-day event to a three-day event from overwhelming participation.  Prize money will be awarded at the event.

The organizers of this event will be Donald Johnson and Bill Sparks, both former United States Latin Champions.  This comp is open to dancers from the Midwest as well as dancers across the country, who qualify.  Their mission is to provide and support an event that’s all about young dancers and to offer an exciting competitive experience that will cultivate the next generation of dancers and give them a sense of pride by being rewarded for working hard and dancing well.

At the Chicago All Star Dancesport, the entire one-day competition will center on the dancers, which includes a spacious ballroom, large competition dance floor, the best music, top judges, awards, plus prizes!  Mark your calendar and join us for our inaugural dancesport competition.

The Chicago All Star Dancesport event is a Fordney Foundation qualifying event with ranking points awarded.  Plus, there will be, a Fordney Foundation Best of the Best ~ Dancesport Challenge Qualifier.

Don’t wait, Registration is open now.  We know that there are many events across

the country, but Chicago All Star will offer dancers an opportunity to compete not only in all four categories, but also the opportunity to compete in Showdance, Cabaret and Theatrical. Please visit Chicago All Star Dancesport website to download your entry forms and make your hotel reservations.

Chicago All Star Dancesport

Organizers:  Donald Johnson and Bill Sparks

Registrar: Marielle Pabon

Phone:  240-535-2669



**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 engrave 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.

Thought Of The Week: Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time  –  Joseph Rain

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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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