Directors

Penny Young, Director

For over four decades, Penny along with her daughter, Febray, have traveled and competed with their team in such events as Ed McMahon Star Search, ESPN Dance Competition in Florida, NYC Dance Alliance in New York City, Contest of Champions, Miss Drill Team USA and Miss Drill Team international in Japan. They have also traveled as judges to competitions throughout many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Ireland.

Their main goal has been to teach girls to love dance. They have worked hard to ensure and maintain guiding principles for their students. They believe that dance is a medium for helping young girls grow into responsible, dedicated, and happy young women.

Febray Kaopua, Co-Director & Team Choreographer

A third generation dance instructor, Febray Kaopua serves as co-director along with her mother, Penny Young. Febray attended St. Andrews Priory and grew up dancing as a member of Drill Team Hawaii. She went to study at Utah State University, where she danced as a USU Aggiette. Wanting to continue the family tradition, she returned home to Hawaii to tutor aspiring young dancers. She also serves as Team Choreographer, and has choreographed routines for performances on Ed McMahon’s Star Search, the Macy’s Thanksgiving’s Day Parade, and numerous other events and competitions.

Febray is the mother of three daughters, two who currently dance with Drill Team Hawaii. Her oldest daughter continues to pursue her love dance while studying at college.