Honduras is considered as one of the most violent country in the world by the UN. This report is made in Tegucigalpa, its capital where the streets of poor neighborhoods sweat violence and poverty. There is a fragile youth but full of life, struggling to get out of this climate of constant insecurity. Faced with this hostile context, some of them found an escape route, the antidote to urban violence: ballroom dancing.As an activity very little widespread in Latin America, more accustomed to salsa or reggae-tone, it is on the initiative of Mathilde Thiebault that the NGO Paris-Tegu was born in 2006 and opened in 2017 the first dancesports school in Central America certified by London ISTD. Its purpose is to use dance as a tool for education, social integration and personal development, which results are visible in the students’ daily lives. A pioneering project that is paying off, allowing young people from underprivileged neighborhoods to develop themselves, to build a positive image and gender relations based on equity and gender equality.The young Mathilde who obtained the prestigious distinction of the French National Order of Merit in August 2018, is native from Honduras, adopted at birth by a French family. At the end of 2005, she returned to her native country, in order to find her roots. Struck by the lack of opportunities and hope placed in the youth, she decided to commit herself with young individuals from disadvantaged neighborhoods of Tegucigalpa by creating the Cultural Center Art & Friendship which now hosts more than 180 young teens. A safe and protected framework that allows these young people to find a space for development and learning of positive values, particularly through dance.Waltz, Tango, Rumba ... a practice that is both artistic and sporting, which allows teenagers who are in process of self-construction, to be less vulnerable to the dangers that threaten their future.This report highlights the lives of some of them, for whom dance has become a real school of life.