Your favorite girl next door is putting on her dancing shoes for charity. On June 23rd Katie Holmes will team up with the show “So You Think You Can Dance,” and (hopefully) wow the judges! A lot is on the line—her efforts will raise money for a new dance scholarship foundation called the “Dizzy Feet Foundation.”
To celebrate the new foundation, Katie will take stage on the show's 100th episode and perform a song-and-dance homage to Judy Garland, choreographed by her friend Tyce Diorio. Katie has been hard at work practicing for her performance--she may have a nice acting resume but dancing and singing is a whole new ball game for her.
Katie is a co-founder of “Dizzy Feet”—an organization that will strive to improve and increase access to dance education in the United States. They have celeb support from other famous performers like Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, and Miley Cyrus. The program will provide dance scholarships to underserved and at-risk youth.
“I think it’s important for children to experience music and dance,” Katie said in a statement. “Every child should have the opportunity to discover what it is they like and have access to the very best in that pursuit.” We agree Katie! The arts are super important and when the economy is in a recession, art programs are usually the first to get cut.
Want to help Katie support the arts? You can save the arts in your very own community by organizing a poetry slam, a benefit concert, or an art show! Tell us what you think—will Katie blow us all away with her moves? Or should she stick to acting? Comment below!