dc_missionThe mission of  TAKE THE LEAD NORTH CAROLINA (TLNC) is to enhance the education, cultural awareness, health and physical fitness, self-esteem, character, confidence and leadership abilities of children, teens and special populations through social development programs that utilize dance, movement, drama, music, visual arts and/or filmmaking as vehicles to change the lives of those who participate.  
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.