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Every year we host multiple international dance exchanges to Panama for dancers and movers around the world. Our exchanges are 8-10 days long and include volunteer teaching in our partner youth organizations in Panama City, taking dance classes from local professional artists, and excursions to learn about the history and culture of Panama. Join the movement today and become a dance diplomat with Movement Exchange!


Why is it called an "EXCHANGE"?

We call our experiences "exchanges" because that is precisely what they are. We are exchanging culture, community, and friendship and using dance as the tool to do that. Yes, you are coming to teach and share what you know, but you are also coming to learn from the local professional dancers and what they can teach you about dance. It is a time to exchange information about our own dance communities with respect and get to know other artists around the world through movement. Dance is a universal language, and movement is an incredible tool to learn about other cultures and form deep connections with others.



Every year we host at least TWO Open Call exchanges which are open to all dancers and movers anywhere. Whether you are a student, a teacher, or someone who just loves to dance, you are welcome to join!

Our next Open Call exchanges:

July 14 - 21, 2024 (including our Annual Show)

May 24-31, 2025

August 10-17, 2025 (including our Annual Show)

Organize Your Own Exchange

We have many universities, dance studios, dance companies, and high schools that will often organize international dance exchanges for their own group. We need a minimum of ten people to run a private exchange and we will work with you to customize the dates and the itinerary. Please contact us for more information!



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


Program Details

For a Sample Itinerary 

Program Donation:

Registered Chapter Member: $1,500

Students: $1,800

Non-Students: $2,000

A $500 non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit will be due at least 3 months before the exchange. The remainder of your program donation will be due at least 1 month before the exchange.

Program Donation Includes:

  • Eight days and seven nights of lodging in shared rooms

  • Transportation to and from the airport in Panama City (PTY)

  • Daily transportation between activities

  • 24/7 guides and translators

  • Classes with local dance professionals

  • Discussions on Panamanian culture

  • Breakfast, lunch, and most dinners

  • Excursions to beaches and/or other tourist sites

  • Pre-program preparation

Program Donation Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to and from Panama City (PTY)

  • Some dinners

  • Personal expenses

  • International travel/health insurance

Contact Us With Your Questions

Please reach out with any questions you may have about participating in an international dance exchange.

We are happy to give more information over email, or to hop on a video chat as well!

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