Dancing in Jaffa

From the Producers: “This film is ultimately about one man’s hopeful endeavor to shift the paradigm and stop the hate. More than anything, we hope that Dancing in Jaffa can help transcend geographic and cultural boundaries by raising awareness of the challenges involved in dealing with hatred, while also proving that change is always possible, even in the direst of situations.

The film demonstrates the powerful role that the arts, and dance in particular, can play in enabling children to overcome prejudice and build strong personal ties with one another. Through his work, Pierre has demonstrated that the Dancing Classrooms method can be easily and successfully replicated worldwide.

By sharing Dancing In Jaffa with communities, parents, teachers and their students and making them ambassadors to dance and co-existence, we will increase awareness of this successful program and cultivate greater coexistence, equality and respect.

Pierre has created a fun and challenging tool to generate behavioral change. Hate starts at a young age. If we can wipe it out early on by teaching mutual respect and understanding, we can encourage children to find their own ways to bridge chasms through the arts and community service.

Our overall goal is to have Dancing Classrooms in every school, in every city, in every country and bring change worldwide. Our film happens to take place in Jaffa but both the film and the program transcend geographic boundaries and can be utilized worldwide.”

Come see how Pierre Dulaine accomplished his lifelong dream of bringing Jewish Israeli and Palestinian Israeli children together through the art of dance. A special screening of the critically acclaimed Dancing in Jaffa will be held on Long Island:


Wednesday, November 12


Performance by Dancing Classrooms Long Island Students

from William S. Covert Elementary, Rockville Centre School District

 Film screening, Q&A and

Reception with Dancing Classrooms’ Yvonne Marceau

Huntington Cinema Arts Center, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY 11743

To purchase tickets, click on the Nov. 12 date above.

Ticket packages are $25 per person. 20% discount for friends of DCLI using Promocode: GROUPDANCE.

Individual tickets for screening only can also be purchased at the box office:
Cinema Arts (631) 423-7611