Dancers currently enrolled in conservatory programs, dancers who have been placed in a JUNTOSAbroad trip, JUNTOS Alumni, as well as any dancer with significant training can work with JUNTOSLocal.
Some of our current partners include:
- Catholic Charities
- Covenant House
- Raphael House
- The Janet Pomeroy Center
- Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
- True Care NY
- National Dance Institute
Expect to work with anyone from local retirement communities, orphanages, shelters, immigrant communities, art spaces, and professional companies.
Visit our application page under “Participate” to view application dates.
JUNTOS accepts applications from all university dance students to participate in programming, with preference given to students studying for a BFA in dance. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking spanish is NOT a requirement to travel abroad with us, however, knowing a few words before you leave is always helpful. JUNTOS provides you with a list of important words and phrases in our teaching packet so that you feel more comfortable upon arrival.
Absolutely! JUNTOS Collective works with trusted collaborators abroad to ensure that every JUNTOSAbroad trip is safe and well-planned.
Before leaving on your trip to Central America or Mexico, we will give you the contact numbers for each hotel or hostel where we will be staying, as well as a contact number for one of the collaborators traveling with you at all times. Remember that there will be wifi almost everywhere we travel: you will easily be able to communicate via email, Facebook or iMessage during your trip.
Recommended apps to stay connected:
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia smartphone users to exchange text, image, video and audio messages for free.
Viber gives people all over the world the ability to connect through one-on-one messaging or group chats, voice or video calls. Viber can be used on iPhone®, iPad®, Apple Watch®, Android™ phones and tablets, Windows Phone 8, Windows 10®, Mac, and Linux devices over data or Wi-Fi connections.
Skype allows these registered users to communicate through both instant messaging and voice chat. Voice chat allows telephone calls between pairs of users and conference calling. If you pay a little, you can call phones/landlines, access WiFi or send texts.
Anticipate two activities per day, one workshop and one outreach performance. Each workshop rotates between three teachers, so if you’re not teaching you will be helping. Each performance can include up to four pieces performed per student.
Take a look at a sample itinerary here.
JUNTOS provides each student with our teaching packet which is reviewed as a group prior to travel.
JUNTOS has the opportunity to teach in a variety of different communities, including different age groups (from 3 yrs to elders), cultures, and dance levels, so we like to be prepared for anything!
Workshops are between 1.5-4 hours. Performances often last between 30 min- 1 hour.
Yes, as a JUNTOS dancer you will be responsible for providing music when you are teaching. Make sure to bring an ipod, cellphone or ipad with a few playlists ready to go.
Before travelling abroad, you will be sent all repertory via video with casting information. It is your responsibility to learn each dance prior to travel.
We will have minimal rehearsal time so it is mandatory you show up knowing the choreography first.
Watch some of our rep from past trips here.
You are responsible for your suitcase the entire time you are traveling. JUNTOS will provide a list of recommended packing items based on your trip, the time of year and expected weather.
Expect to eat a lot of rice, beans and eggs while traveling abroad!
Don’t worry, there will be some variety, however JUNTOS recommends that you stay away from all food that has been washed in the local water, all street food, and any fruit that does not have a peel.
If you have any questions about food while traveling, make sure to ask a JUNTOS staff member before consuming. Please note that dietary restrictions may minimize options – we recommend all dancers bring plenty of snacks.
Any current or former JUNTOS participant is eligible to apply for the JUNTOSAmbassador program. You must have participated in at least one JUNTOSAbroad trip.
The JUNTOSAmbassador program follows a syllabus for each of the four quarters. All Ambassadors and the Program Director meet once every two weeks to discuss a variety of leadership topics and receive guidance on their work. Ambassadors lead workshops and outreach performances in their local communities and are seen as a JUNTOS resource on their school campus for any interested participants with questions. The program ends with the summer capstone project.
The first quarter is focused on an introduction to the program and learning how to lead JUNTOS workshops. The second quarter is focused on your leadership styles and how to write a project proposal, including a budget. The third quarter is focused on fundraising. The fourth quarter consists of the capstone residency/internship project.
Absolutely, however its funding and programming is separate.
The position of JUNTOSAmbassador is a volunteer position that includes training in fundraising for their Capstone Project.
The Capstone project occurs during the summer when Ambassadors conduct a residency or internship with a partner organization in the U.S. or abroad. This project is fully envisioned, designed, and funded by the Ambassador with the help of guidance and mentorship.
We currently work with entire youth companies as oppose to individuals.
$395 non-refundable deposit plus $1500 tuition