Briston Marie Korczak is a 9-year-old dancer from Poplarville, Mississippi. She dances at Leap of Faith Dance Studio.

“I want to have a positive influence by teaching the younger dancers to be confident in themselves and not to be scared of anything.”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

Dance has made a positive impact on my life by allowing me to enjoy being with my friends and meeting new people. Learning new moves and choreography is good for teamwork and helping one another meet our goals. Dance has helped me with confidence in myself and allowed me to do things that I love.

How do you want to use dance to be a positive influence on your community?

I want to have a positive influence by teaching the younger dancers to be confident in themselves and not to be scared of anything, that you can do anything that you set your mind to do, [to] work hard and put in 100% into [your] dancing and never to give up your dreams!