Spotlight – November 2016

Competitions may come and go and if you haven’t taken part in the Fordney Youth Dancesport sponsored events so far, then there is still hope that you can get one in, rack up big points and have the time of your life!

One of the great things about the Ohio Star Ball is that the Fordney Foundation’s sponsored Junior and Youth participants get to see and be among dancers striving for professional status, achieving their goals and becoming top 10 winners. This is the competition where the Fordney Foundation shines.  We give cash awards to winners.  We are the first organization to bring Junior and Youth Dance Series’ to nationwide dance competitions for a full 12 months of competitions.  Our Director, Marilyn Fordney of Fordney Foundation and our Co-Director, Alex Havasi, will personally congratulate you when you win. You will see how an event like the Ohio Star Ball creates a huge impression on its participants that is long remembered and plays a big part in young ballroom dancers’ careers.  Ohio Star ball is truly a great competition to be part of!

NEWS FLASH** – The overall Ballroom and Latin dance winners of the 2016 Fordney Foundation Junior & Youth Dancesport Series being held at the 2016 Ohio Star Ball, Nov. 15-20, 2016, will be invited to perform for Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 2017 Arnold Youth Dancesport Classic in Columbus Ohio on March 4-5, 2017.

Ohio Star Ball – November 15 – 20, 2016   Columbus, Ohio


Organizers:   Sam Sodano, Bill Sparks


Thought Of The Week:

There are no strangers at the Ohio Star Ball, only friends we have not met yet  –  Sam Sodano



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