Movement Exchange unites dance and service through its network of university chapters, international dance exchanges, and year-round programs in underserved communities.


Leave a legacy at your university by starting your own Movement Exchange chapter.

Teach, learn, and travel with other dancers on an international dance exchange.

Participate in our second annual Move to Change Day on November 5, 2016.

Year-round dance education programs in orphanages
University chapters
Youth reached
Volunteer hours


"I feel happy and proud when I dance on stage in front of people. It makes me happy that they come to watch me."

− Maria, 11 year-old dancer from the Malambo Orphanage

"Movement Exchange’s model is holistic, grounded in local culture, sustainable and based on the notion that all global citizens have equal capacities to teach and learn. It is not your average volunteer-service organization."

− Dana, Movement Exchange Dance Diplomat

"I love to dance because I don't worry about all my problems. I'm free when I dance."

− Ruth, 8 year-old dancer from the Malambo Orphanage

"As a new generation of dancers without borders, it is our duty to continue to advocate for dance education. If you still have a hard time getting on board with these concepts, I suggest you come to Panama, and we’ll show you the joy and creativity and confidence and problem-solving skills kids get in a dance class."

− Nora, Movement Exchange Dance Diplomat

"With volunteers domestic and abroad, there is a constant presence of service-minded dancers bringing the joy of movement to children every week. This experience upholds the title because it will move you in so many ways and will immerse everyone involved in an exchange of culture, ideas, and lasting friendships."

− Jennifer, Movement Exchange Dance Diplomat

"For the fourth year in a row, Movement Exchange has changed my life in ways that I never expected."

− Lili, Movement Exchange Dance Diplomat

"Yet, again, coming to Panama for Movement Exchange was an unforgettable journey- living and working in this place of vibrancy and unwavering human energy has been an emotional journey for all of us, challenging our humanity and our capacity to love, give, honor...and it was so much fun!"

− Scotty, Movement Exchange Dance Diplomat