Dance to heal!
Girls fit their ballet skirts during their dance class at the Ballet Santa Teresa academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ballet Santa Teresa, a non-governmental organization (NGO), gives children who live in areas with social risk, some suffering domestic violence, free ballet classes and other activities as a part of a socio-cultural integration project. The school offers classical and modern dance, along with health-awareness lessons and English tutoring. The program hopes to integrate children from favela communities with bordering neighborhoods and improve their future opportunities.