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Giving Tuesday 2022
JUNTOS’ mission is to equip our Global Community with essential life skills through the exploration of individual creative expression in an immersive experience that fosters leadership skills, global awareness, self-confidence, and community-first mindsets. This Giving Tuesday, you can help us bring tools of lifelong self-empowerment to underserved communities in Latin America as we simultaneously foster leadership skills, cultural exchange and understanding, and community-first mindsets in the next generation of global creative leaders.
Our #GivingTuesday campaign runs from November 29th – December 13th, so there’s plenty of time to join us in our mission to make a meaningful international impact! This year, we are aiming to raise $11,000 USD to support our upcoming program year – including our Return to Abroad: México this upcoming January!
We are excited to announce that the JUNTOS Board will match each donation up to $3000 USD!
Create meaningful, long-lasting, international impact with JUNTOS today!
JUNTOSAbroad: Mexico is an 11-day dance outreach trip that offers dance volunteers opportunities for experiential learning, intercultural exchange, and professional touring experience.
January 5th - 16th, 2023
JUNTOSAbroad: Mexico focuses on intercultural exchange, education, and collaboration with the many communities of southern Mexico. Our dance volunteers will create connections with the youth of our Community Alliances through dance workshops and exchange artistic knowledge with local groups through dance, textile arts, and other creative media. Volunteers will also collaborate with local Folkloric dance companies through movement workshops and dance performances across the state of Oaxaca.
JUNTOSAbroad: Guatemala focuses on how art and movement can create strong bonds and international communities.
May 22nd - June 4th, 2023
Dance volunteers travel for two weeks engaging in community arts outreach with women and children’s organizations, and collaborating with emerging dance artists and companies in Mayan villages and urban centers, some of which JUNTOS has been working to help develop since 2011.
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JUNTOSVirtual Global Teachers
JUNTOSVirtual Global Teachers is a unique opportunity for teachers across the US and Canada to discover JUNTOS’ teaching methods, all while building a global network of like-minded peers.
The JUNTOS pedagogy is a three-dimensional approach to teaching that prioritizes cross-cultural understanding, including in-depth education about each of our Community Alliances. This perspective emphasizes leadership, collaboration, and cultural exchange as tools of empowerment within our global community.
This live, virtual six-hour training program is spread over the course of two days, where participants will engage in workshops, lectures, and discussions that will support their learning of the JUNTOS pedagogy. We are in search of college-aged dancers and pre-professionals who aspire to broaden their proficiency as teachers, and who are passionate about creating a global impact through dance education. Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be paired up and will work together to plan, teach, and choreograph for communities abroad through a series of virtual dance and movement workshops.
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Ongoing through Winter/Spring 2022!
Ever wondered what happens on our JUNTOSAbroad trip?! Join JUNTOS for an evening of virtual performance and dance workshop footage and more!
Join JUNTOS Staff and Dance Volunteers as we share exciting footage from our first Abroad trip in over 2.5 years. See how students from universities in the US connect and collaborate with communities in Xela and Guatemala City, in Guatemala, and see our JUNTOS repertory pieces like never before! We hope to see you as we celebrate and acknowledge the hard work of JUNTOS Dance Volunteers, Staff, and Community Alliances and create an even bigger and more connected community.
We have two options for participating:
1. Attend the virtual event day of for a watch party and Q+A with JUNTOS Staff and Dance Volunteers or
2. Purchase tickets to receive the performance video link and watch anytime you’d like for up to two weeks after August 25th.
Katarina will be completing her capstone project in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, with three local Community Alliances: Cuerpo de Baile, Centro Cultural Efrain Recinos, and Escuela de Danza Municipal.
Read Kat’s blog below to immerse yourself in her project over the next few weeks!
July 5-25, 2022
We are excited to announce that JUNTOSAmbassador Katarina Smith will be traveling to Guatemala this summer to complete her capstone project! Katarina fell in love with JUNTOS’s mission on her first trip to Guatemala in 2018, and has subsequently been on two more JUNTOS Abroad trips to Guatemala and Colombia. Katarina is excited to work as an ambassador because she believes giving and receiving art from communities is a gratifying experience.
Follow her travels here!
Join JUNTOS Collective for an evening of cocktails, dance, and community! 30% of proceeds go to support future JUNTOS programming.
Enjoy an opportunity to connect with JUNTOS student volunteers, alumni, and greater community members in NYC. La Contenta is generously donating 30% of all proceeds to JUNTOS Collective, so come indulge in delicious cocktails and tacos for a good cause!
See the menu at La Contenta: https://lacontentanyc.com/
JUNTOS is building a new way to travel abroad. Subscribe to our newsletter to see how we are creating new ways to reconnect in-person.
June 29th-July 8th, 2022
We are excited to announce that JUNTOSAbroad will return this summer! With the health and safety of our Community Alliances and Dance Volunteers at the forefront, we are designing a ten-day trip to Guatemala that will bring us back to the heart of our mission – danza, cultura, and acción social – and we want you to join us!
Follow our travels here!
An afternoon gathering of JUNTOS Collective community, dance, and connection!
May 21st, 2022
This opportunity to connect with JUNTOS student volunteers, alumni, and greater community members in Boston. Together, we enjoyed short dance performance and light food and drink.
Join our annual spring benefit – back in person – for an evening of building community, dance performance, mezcal, silent auction, and more!
May 13th, 2022
Celebración JUNTOS is our annual spring benefit that includes a happy hour style evening event full of opportunities to build community, taste mezcal, bid on a curated silent auction, watch dance performances, and get to know the JUNTOS Collaborators! Join us to enjoy an evening full of danza y familia.
Celebrate generosity, familía, and the gift of dance as we end #GivingTuesday with a special NYC-based performance featuring performances by JUNTOS Alumni, Staff, Dance Volunteers, and Community!
Sunday, December 5th, 2021
at 6:30pm + 8:30pm
Giving Tuesday 2021
Get ready to move beyond your Zoom box with JUNTOS!
Tuesday, November 30th
This Giving Tuesday, we are raising money to support our newest program, JUNTOSVirtual. During the winter of 2021 and spring of 2022, we aim to provide over 200 hours of virtual dance performance and educational programming to communities abroad and in the United States. As we work to integrate our virtual and in-person programming and hope to travel in 2022, we have additionally planned our first in-person program in over a year and a half. JUNTOSLocal NYC will provide pedagogical, artistic, and professional development workshops, community performances, and a connection to our global network of supportive JUNTOS Familía.
JUNTOSTalks: Jhonatan Hernández and Florangel Témaj
Join us for the send episode of our newest initiative, JUNTOSTalks – a monthly conversation series between JUNTOS and the people we are inspired by.
Saturday, November 20th at 7pm EST
Join JUNTOS on YouTube Live as we connect with inspirational leaders from our international community. Each month, we create space on our platform for prominent figures from our global community to share their experiences.
In this episode of JUNTOSTalks, we connect with Jhonatan Hernández and Florangel Témaj, two inspirational leaders from our international Community Alliance, Fundación Salvación. Listen to their stories, learn how they are uplifting and empowering their community, and see why their work inspires us. We invite you to participate in this intimate conversation by contributing your own questions, which you can email us ahead of time or enter into the live chat during the talk.
Día de los Muertos Community Performance
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
JUNTOSTalks: Irma Díaz Gutiérrez
Introducing our newest initiative, JUNTOSTalks – a monthly conversation series between JUNTOS and the people we are inspired by.
Sunday, October 24th, 2021
Join JUNTOS on YouTube live as we connect with inspirational leaders from our international community. Once a month, we will be creating space on our platform for prominent figures from our global community. Listen to their stories, learn how they are uplifting and empowering their community, and see why they inspire us.
JUNTOSVirtual Global Teachers
Our team of college-aged dance professionals and students who, after learning the JUNTOS pedagogy, collaborated to lead international virtual Community Workshops.
Saturday, October 8th - Thursday, October 28th, 2021
JUNTOSVirtual Global Teachers is a unique opportunity for emerging dance professionals to be trained by JUNTOS staff to use our dance pedagogy. Following training, participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by leading virtual Community Workshops in both English and Spanish, all while building a worldwide network of artists, educators, and community builders.
JUNTOSVirtual Master Class Series: Semana de Movimiento
Take class with JUNTOSVirtual Master Class teachers from across the globe, and watch them perform at the end of the week!
Monday, March 15 - Saturday, March 20, 2021
Semana de Movimiento is a week of master classes with teachers from Guatemala, Mexico, and Chicago. Styles ranging from Salsa to Contemporary; there’s something for every every dancer at any level! Then, watch the teachers perform on Saturday, March 20th. Check out our package prices for access to the entire week’s events!
Re-Crafting Dance Artistry Amidst a Pandemic: A JUNTOS Alumni Panel
Re-discover and navigate your voice as an artist, and redefine how to keep forward momentum in the dance world during this time.
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 6-7:30PM EDT
The JUNTOSAlumni Board is hosting an Alumni Panel that will focus on how artists have needed to reconsider their role in the dance community during this time of a global pandemic. The panelists will share their experiences of quarantine, how they were able to adapt to the twists and turns of the year of 2020, and how it has influenced their personal artistry and the dance community as a whole.