We Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year.  We are all so blessed to live in a country that honors our personal freedom.  Especially blessed and feeling gratitude is the dance community.  Working with the Fordney Foundation and all the young dancers, personally, I have never seen so many wonderfully gifted dancers who are so grateful for everything!  It is a pleasure to be there for them as we watch their marvelous devotion and hard work pay off in the name of ballroom dance. 

Dance moves us both physically and spiritually.  There really isn’t a better or more enjoyable form of exercise anywhere.  Dance makes us happy, it is beautiful to watch and in many parts of the world, it is a ritual and part of peoples’ culture.  Dance can inspire us, as we watch with admiration and appreciation.  Watching dancers move can also be relaxing, mesmerizing and even invigorating.  Many thankful parents watch their children dance in competitions and are deeply moved. Dance can evoke emotions and warm our hearts.  

One of the beautiful things to be thankful for in this world, are the many kinds of dances there are.  We are lucky to be able to choose any kind of dance we want to learn.  It is fun to experiment with dance or just get up there and move.  Truly, dance has no restrictions.   If you want your next holiday party to come alive, get up and dance.  Along with a big smile, you’ll see everyone  want to join in.  Dance is music’s best friend!  Of course, you can bump around your own house and have a great time by yourself too.

Dance gives us the ability to be positive, as it lifts our spirit.  As we transition with music and body movement, dance lets us be one with our soul.  Dance spreads cheer.  Let us all be in gratitude for what is wonderful in our lives.  

 Fordney Foundation wishes each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  It is our pleasure to be there for you!

**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:

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes and dance  –  Oprah Winfrey



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 https://slowmotiondancevideos.com/