WILL DANCE FOR KIDS PROJECT is designed to raise funds to fight childhood hunger through dance and dance competitions. When dancers compete they show the world the art, talents and skills they have learned. When they compete and make a difference in the lives of other kids; they learn something even more important, the art of giving. And when that happens, everyone wins!
Penny Broussard is the Founder & Director of the Will Dance For Kids Project. This project is designed to fight childhood hunger through dance & dance competitions. In the past eight years, WDFKP has raised $423,700 (which translates to about $3 million dollars in goods and services in the hands of the Food Bank) and collected over 40,000 lbs of food for the Kids’ Programs at Utah Food Bank. The next competition is March 6-7, 2020 at Taylorsville High School and will once again be dedicated to helping feed hungry kids in our community.
Penny is from Salt Lake City, Utah where she has been dancing and teaching for most of her life. She has been active & involved in the Dance community for over 40 years. She taught public high school for five years before opening her own business. She owned and operated The Winner School, an activity center for children, for 26 years before retiring in 2004. During her dance career her dancers performed and competed all over the world. They were the recipients of many State and National awards. Many of her dancers have danced professionally and teach and choreograph all over the USA.
Penny has twice been the recipient of The Business Person of the Year Award. She is the author of the Proficiency Plus Dance Testing program and co-founder of Dance Attack, a professional dance workshop featuring world renowned choreographers. She also co-founded Art With Heart, Kids Who Dance So Others Can Walk, a benefit concert for the children at Shriner’s Hospital. She was inducted into the Dance America Dance Hall of Fame in 2000.