Click in the Eyewitness News story window above to watch Leslie Miller's report from Burbank, including an interview with dance expert Cheryl Burke.
"I think it's important to pay back to your community. For the kids helping out other people and dedicating their time and energy, I think is great," said Burke.
The two time winner of the hit ABC show is helping to kick off the Taco Bell Foundation, "Teen Hero Awards."
It's a month long search to honor teens who have made an impact in the community through volunteering. The teens are part of a dance troupe that volunteer at local community events and senior living facilities.
"It's important for teenagers to to volunteer because you can get community service. It can help with college. It is nice to help other people. That is why I do it because I like to help people," said Esmeralda Renteria, East L.A. Boys and Girls Club.
"I help teachers and TA's in the Boys and Girls Club come up with dance moves. I help kids with homework if they need help," said Julio Almaguer, East L.A. Boys and Girls Club.
Teens on Wednesday followed Burke's lead and kicked up their heels for an audience of seniors.
"You're so young and you have so much energy that senior citizens would love to share that with you. I think dance makes everyone happy and full of energy, so I think it's great," said Burke.
The teens described the event a great experience. The young man who got to be Cheryl's dance partner thought the whole experience was something else.
"Oh it was fun dancing with her especially cause she's pretty," said Almaguer.