INTERNATIONAL DANCE EXCHANGES
Immerse yourself in a new culture through dance and service by joining an international dance exchange virtually or by traveling with us to Panama or Brazil.
JOIN AN INTERNATIONAL DANCE EXCHANGE
Due to Covid-19 all of our exchange experiences are happening virtually. We will resume our international dance exchanges once governmental and public health officials deem it safe to do so. Check out the details below to join us virtually!
An international dance exchange is an immersive experience filled with movement, music, exploring, adventure, and moving to change. During our 8 or 10-day trips to Panama or Brazil, participants will discover a new country’s culture by taking dance classes from local professionals, exploring historical sites, and teaching movement to youth in orphanages and at-risk youth foundations.
Fundraiser: July 2021 Class Series & Summer Panama Event
This month we are hosting three dance and movement classes, including yoga, salsa, and flamenco, as part of a July class series fundraiser for our summer 2021 event with our teachers and students in Panama! 100% of donations collected throughout July will go to costs of activities, transportation, and food for this event.
”I became more aware of how the pure JOY of dance is a common language for people to share together. It was an honor to SEE the dances of the young women at [Malambo] and at the National Dance School in Panama, and again have a true sense of exchange (vs. a kind of one-sided teaching, which some diplomacy projects can feel like)."— Satu H., Dance Diplomat from the University of Utah
JOIN A UNIVERSITY CHAPTER
Why join a Move-Ex University Chapter? Because you will gain invaluable leadership and community engagement skills, leave a legacy on campus by organizing a group of like-minded dancers, and positively impact your community by providing accessible dance education.
BECOME A DANCE DIPLOMAT AT YOUR UNIVERSITY
Watch this documentary about UC Irvine’s first international dance exchange to Panama →
MODEL FOR DANCE DIPLOMACY
DANCE DIPLOMAT noun
1: a person who uses their talent and passion for dance to influence positive social change
2: one who encourages others to dance to allow for cognitive, creative, and social growth