Leaps for Lebanon

BDC, together with Michele Assaf of World Dance Movement and Alissar Caracalla of Caracalla Dance School and Caracalla Dance Theater in Beirut, Lebanon, have created a series of online classes to fundraise and support Lebanon. Together we are stronger. 

The devastation in Beirut is of a scale previously unknown for a civilian explosion, with over 300,000 made instantly homeless and many more finding their livelihoods shattered - including artists, performers and creatives in the region’s once-thriving cultural community.   

Concern Worldwide, a global humanitarian disaster relief organization, has been working in Beirut since 2013, and their expert staff mobilized quickly in the blast-affected areas, helping with cleanup as well as providing emergency shelter kits, hygiene “dignity kits” and PPE to thousands whose lives were devastated in an instant. In addition to this immediate response, Concern is well aware of the psychological impact a traumatic event like this can have on those affected, which is why they’re initiating psycho-social support interventions while also simultaneously planning for more longer-term programming to rebuild livelihoods. Their team is also embedded and working closely with several local civil society volunteer groups to provide technical support and expertise to help the society rebuild. For questions about Concern Worldwide, please contact Kathleen Felesina, Development Director at Concern Worldwide US.

Concern’s work requires an urgent need for resources to continue their response to this unexpected disaster in an area already working to contain suffering from COVID-19 outbreaks and a years-long refugee crisis. 

BDC will be hosting a series of live-stream classes to support Concern Worldwide's initiatives.  Class proceeds will be donated directly to Concern Worldwide.

Faculty subject to change at any time

Registration & Price

Single Leaps for Lebanon Class: $20 USD
($19 towards Concern Worldwide, $1 towards processing fees)

Refund Policy

  • There are NO refunds or exchanges for classes.
  • Each student must register and pay individually.

Student will be emailed a unique private link 60 minutes before class start time

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

  • Please download Zoom for either your mobile device or desktop prior to the start of your first class. You do not need to create a Zoom login or account to take our livestream classes.
  • All class times are in Eastern Time (New York). You must be signed up for class at least 30 minutes prior to the start time of class.
  • Watch your inbox for your unique class link within 1 hour of the class start time. This link can only be used once, so please do not share with other students!
  • Please arrive via Zoom 5-10 minutes early. A BDC team member will be present to help with any technical difficulties prior to the start of class.


Can't attend a class? Please consider donating to Concern Worldwide with the link below.


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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