Reflections on a Year Filled with Dance

The holidays are times to celebrate, as well as reflect on the year gone by.  Many of you will make new resolutions in hopes of finding better ways to improve the quality of your lives.

If you have chosen to live a life filled with dance, then you already know that you are receiving some of the wonderful benefits a dance life can offer.  Being able to dance and express yourself is a fine gift in and of itself.  Dancing tones up our bodies, like nothing else.  We also become more socially interactive in a positive way, just to name a couple of great things dance does.

As we celebrate the holidays, you dancers may have your wish lists chock full of things you want. You may dream of new dance clothes, more dance lessons, the ability to perform at more competitions, and even to be number one in your division category.  On the reflective side, look at what you have already achieved and be thankful for what you have accomplished this year.  You have the ability to dance to your heart’s content and get better at it all the time.  Going forward, never give up your dreams and remember to be in gratitude for the freedom to express yourselves creatively.  That is the greatest gift of all!

This year, for the very first time, the Fordney Foundation, makes it possible to memorialize those you honor; who loved ballroom dance.  We call these memorial contributions.  This season, you may wish to make a donation to our foundation and give us their name.  We have on our website, a yellow brick road to engrave their name on a brick as a memorial to that person.  You can be sure your donation is appreciated, as it goes a long way in assisting generations of dancers in the future.  When you visit our website, at the top menu bar, click the Donate button, drop down to “Memorial” and this will bring up the Yellow Brick Road Memorial.

 As ballroom dance continues to grow in popularity, so do we.  In the New Year, as new categories are added, we will always keep you posted on the latest ballroom dance news!  We wish all of our friends and dancers a wonderful holiday season.  We thank you for being part of our dance family.

Alex Havasi and Marilyn Fordney

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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