THANK YOU!!! – From the 2017 Ohio Star Ball

As the holidays come rushing at us, culminating a year of significant progress in our dance lives, we want to thank our young dancers for participating in competitions throughout the year, winning awards, and your hard work all year long.  We are very proud of each and every one of you and hope that you plan to come back next year. The Fordney Foundation loves helping young dancers reach their goals and it is now time for rest, relaxation, celebration and gratitude for all we have achieved together.

As you know, this year marked the 40th anniversary of the world-renowned Ohio Star Ball.  This is the crème de la crème of all competitions, as many activities, events and awards take place only at this competition and this year was beyond extraordinary!  Also, please note the date for Ohio Star Ball in 2018.  You have a whole year to prepare.

Sam Sodano, founder, and organizer of the Ohio Star Ball also has a few words he would like to say to you so be sure to watch and listen to the video.

Sam Sodano/Ohio Star Ball

Thought Of The Week:

Each of us has the potential to be extraordinary, to be brilliant, to do anything that we want to. Remember you CAN do it!



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