Will Vaughn is an 11-year-old dancer from Goodview, Virginia. He dances at Floyd Ward School of Dance.

 “Dance is my favorite thing. Thanks to my dance teachers, friends, and family, dance isn’t just a hobby now, it’s my life.”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

I’ve made new friends in dance, friends that I can do stuff with outside of dance, friends that encourage my dancing unlike kids at school who question it because it’s not football.

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

I want to inspire other boys to dance. My best dance friend has a six-year-old brother that dances with us. I like to help him and teach him things. I try to be a good role model for him.