Jean Appolon has been working fervently down in Port Au Prince for over four weeks, along with his Haiti-based team and volunteers from abroad. This year we have over 70 students participating in our free summer dance program and receiving a healthy lunch each day. The students are taking classes in yoga, modern, ballet, folkloric Haitian dance and Haitian drum rhythms. Take a look at a few of the highlights thus far and there will be more to come because the final performance is on August 4th at the Hotel Oloffson. 

Jean, Meg McGrath and two of our passionate students in PAP. Photo credit Nadia Todres.

Jean, Meg McGrath and two of our passionate students in PAP. Photo credit Nadia Todres.

Haitian drum class on history and rhythms. 

Haitian drum class on history and rhythms. 

Free lunch prepared fresh for the students each day by the Hotel Oloffson kitchen. 

Free lunch prepared fresh for the students each day by the Hotel Oloffson kitchen. 

Meet out hard working group of roughly 70 boys, girls, men and women from the greater Port au Prince area, as well as some of the dedicated JAE teaching team. The growth that we have seen over the past several weeks is truly magical. One week from today will be the final show and it is not to be missed!

Meet out hard working group of roughly 70 boys, girls, men and women from the greater Port au Prince area, as well as some of the dedicated JAE teaching team. The growth that we have seen over the past several weeks is truly magical. One week from today will be the final show and it is not to be missed!