Eva is a little girl who loves to dance and play. When she comes home one day, her grandmother teaches her about another dance, the dabke. Through dancing and help from her grandmother, she finds a new confidence. She also learns a little about the history of the dance.
In Lebanon, the dabke was formed because of the adjustment to the change of seasons. Because the roofs of houses were made of tree branches and mud, the mud would crack and the roof had to be fixed in turbulent weather. Legend says that an owner whose roof was starting to crack would call out, “Al-Awneh,” (let’s go and help). All of the neighbors and family would get on the roof. To fix it, they would form a line, hold hands, and stomp their feet, walking on the roof to adjust the mud.
She manages to stomp out her fear of dancing in front of others at a party that will help kids like her get a new home.