“Dance by CLES” started its pilot program in the academic year 2017-2018 in collaboration with NDI (National Dance Institute of New York) to bring dance and the arts to schools. The program aims to help children with and without learning disabilities to gain discipline, self-confidence, and trust in others.
The three participating schools, Saint Coeurs Sioufi, Jal El Dib Official, and Mohammad Shamel Official, all held end of the year recitals in their schools hosted by their principals. Over three hundred children from the three schools, grades 3 to 6, participated in the program. The dance training was performed by the CLES team under the supervision of the NDI team.