Shatila Children and Youth Give a Stunning Dance Performance at pre-Marathon Celebration

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Two large busloads of Palestinian and Syrian refugee children descended on the Biel district of Beirut for a pre-Marathon celebration on Friday.

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The celebration began with a stimulating art activity, facilitated by the Beirut-based “I Leaf Art” organization.

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The children painted and drew with skill, producing an array of creative pictures.

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Following this activity, one group of younger children and another group in their teens showed off their dance moves, in performances of traditional dabke dances.

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The groups had been rehearsing for this day for weeks and their practice certainly paid off, as their performances were stunning.

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The energy and charisma of these dancers was truly inspiring. It was a spectacular night all around.

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