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A two-week intercultural exchange program structured to enhance artistic and personal development through dance service work in some of Central America and Mexico’s ruralist areas.
Dance students from The Ailey School/Fordham University, Boston Conservatory, The Juilliard School, LINES/Dominican University, Marymount Manhattan, 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 merit and need-based scholarships as well as plenty of fundraising opportunities; fees should not deter any student.
The $1750 tuition covers lodging, ground transportation, and group excursions. Tuition does not include airfare or food.
PROGRAMS & DATES
Begins the first Sunday in January
This program focuses on performance in central and southern Mexico. While dancers are engaged with exchange workshops and performances, the trip is centered around larger public performances.
Begins the Sunday before Labor Day
This program focuses on what art can offer in a third-world country. Dancers travel for nine days through the Guatemalan highlands, engaging in community outreach in Mayan villages and urban centers.
Begins the first Sunday in August (2016 begins July 31)
This program engages artists in community-building workshops in Nicaragua. Dancers travel to four different cities in this time, focusing on teaching dance workshops to various communities from professional low-income dance schools to children from Nicaragua’s poorest neighborhoods.
Check out our Costa Rica and Nicaragua 2014 trip HERE