Take the Lead NC

Take the Lead North Carolina (TLNC) is a locally founded non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance academic, social and leadership opportunities for children through life-changing experiences, including the internationally-acclaimed Dancing Classrooms program.  Through the joy of dance and music, and the power of positive role modeling, we plant the seeds of success for every child, and nurture them into confidence and community.

Since 2009 TLNC has served over 10,000 students in local public, private and parochial schools. Dancing Classrooms is available to all elementary schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system.  The majority of the schools currently served by TLNC are Title I schools that would not otherwise have this transformative arts-in-education opportunity.

Dance is a means of breaking down barriers, learning about honor and civility, treating others respectfully, building confidence and self-esteem, collaborating and working as a team, and accepting and appreciating differences.