2015 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 14 FOR MEXICO AND NICARAGUA
Participate in a two-week intercultural exchange program! Dance students from The Ailey School/Fordham University, Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School, LINES/Dominican University, and SUNY Purchase are invited to participate in this program.
For two weeks, U.S. students travel to Mexico or Nicaragua to teach modern dance workshops, take world dance classes conducted by other communities, and participate in public performances that include student choreography. Students will conduct workshops and performances in orphanages, centers for HIV+ children, hospitals, grade schools, retirement homes, and dance groups with lack of funding.
- Fill out the application posted on the website.
- JUNTOS Collaborators will contact you for an interview.
- Once all applications and interviews are complete, we will contact you regarding acceptance and trip placement.
Fees: PLEASE NOTE that JUNTOS provides plenty of fundraising opportunities; fees should not deter any student.
- $250 non-refundable deposit upon signing of contract.
- Two separate payments of $500 (discount to early applicants)
- Flight to designated country
Mexico: May 24-June 7
This project offers a select group of dancers the opportunity to travel and tour for two weeks to central Mexico for an international and intercultural exchange through dance. Artists perform in cities and present their choreography beyond New York’s boundaries. Members explore both traditional and contemporary dance cultures: they train and learn repertoire with groups and choreographers like Jaime Camarena’s company Apoc Apoc, a professional modern dance company in Mexico City. Participants engage in exchanges with ballet folklorico groups (Monserrat Guitierrez’s Mexican youth baile folklorico company Ollin Yoliztlin) as well as perform at international dance festivals. JUNTOS dancers are encouraged to initiate leadership particularly while teaching movement in orphanages and to the local community. Through JUNTOS: Mexico, artists combine their professional dance world outreach in local communities, orphanages, and retirement homes.
Check out our Mexico 2014 trip HERE
Nicaragua: August 2-16
JUNTOS: Nicaragua (previously Costa Rica as well) is a mixture of elements from both the Mexico and Guatemala trips and focuses on what art can offer in a third-world country. Dancers travel to five different cities in this time, focusing on teaching dance workshops to various communities: a girl’s foster home, a professional dance school, a dance academy with little access to training, among others. Performances are focused in smaller, rural communities and areas although there are a few larger performances. Dancers must be prepared for 2-3 daily activities (teaching, learning, and performing).
Check out our Costa Rica and Nicaragua 2014 trip HERE