Fordney Foundation Junior and Youth Dance Series at the Ohio Star Ball's 40th Anniversary Celebration
In a previous edition of Dance Beat, the 40th Anniversary of the Ohio Star Ball in Columbus, Ohio that was held on November 16-20, 2017 was described in detail.
Report by: Press Release
Photos by: Alex Havasi (unless marked)
Blackpool Dance Festival U/21 Latin 2017
No other dance event in the world can compare. For 92 years, The Blackpool Dance Festival has brought the best dancers, leading specialists and adjudicators alike, from every continent, together to compete for the best audiences.
Report by: Ekaterina Zakharoff
Photos by: As marked
2017 Dance Passion Ball
Once upon a time, a mother who ran a small dance studio in Brooklyn, NY dreamed of creating a dance event where all children, including her own daughter, could nurture their passion for dance and share it with their community in a safe and supportive environment.
Report by: Jessica Li
Photos by: Yelena P Photography and E. Brodack
Ohio Star Ball 2016 Fordney Foundation Team Matches
This was the 39th year of the Ohio Star Ball (OSB) held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. Fordney Foundation was present to give the awards to the dancers who have been competing and accumulating points for 12 months.
Report by: Fordney Foundation
Photos by: Sandor "Alex" Havasi
Junior II Latin
This marked a “double” for the Washington based pair Erik Linder & Rickie Taylor....
1. Erik Linder & Rickie Taylor (WA) 1,1,1,1,2. Erik & Rickie are a very successful 10-dance couple. For me the Latin is their weaker style in that it is a little lacking in passion. I would also like to see more precise leg action from Rickie. That being said, I thought they were worthy winners today.
Report by: Keith Todd