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.
Celebrate 11 years of moving to change with us on Saturday, August 29th for our 11th Annual Show Celebration!
Enjoy a Panamanian Breakfast Tutorial and History Discussion, take Salsa and Panamanian Folkloric dance classes, and join our Happy Hour. Plus, attend the virtual premiere of our Movement Exchange Documentary. Expect surprise performances from our students and staff in Panama!
”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