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International Dance Exchanges

Every year we host multiple international dance exchanges to Panama where dancers from around the world get to come to Panama to teach dance to the youth in our programs, take dance classes from local professional artists, and learn about the history and culture of Panama.

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Sustainable Dance Education

We run a year-round sustainable and free dance education program for under-resourced youth in and around Panama City. We provide free dance classes taught by professional teaching artists in ballet, contemporary, hip hop, and breakdancing. Classes are taught on a weekly basis to our partner organizations.

Dance Performance

Annual Show

Every year we host a large Annual Show in Panama City so that all of our students have the chance to experience performance on a professional scale. We also invite local dance companies to perform in the show, and our American dance diplomats on our exchanges perform as well.

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Sustainable Dance Education

Free Weekly Dance Education

Movement Exchange provides free dance classes for under-resourced youth in an around Panama City. We employ four local year-round professional dance instructors to teach at our partner organizations on a weekly basis. Our students are from Malambo Orphanage, Aldea SOS, Barrio Activo, and Movimiento Nueva Generacion. Students take free dance classes in hip hop, breakdancing, ballet, and contemporary. We also host quarterly experiences for them outside of their dance classes such as field trips, excursions to museums and shows, special dance workshops with guest artists, and more. We also host an Annual Show every year so that all of our students have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage in Panama.

Panama Annual Dance Show


Every year we host an Annual Show so that all or our participating students have the chance to perform on a professional stage in Panama City. We also invite guest dance companies to perform, the National University of Panama, and all of our American dance diplomats on an international exchange at the time perform as well. It is a wonderful celebration of the dance community in Panama as well as the collaboration of movement between the US and Panama.

Next Annual Show: July 20, 2024

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