An Abundance of Butterflies

The third day in Panama, and my second time returning to this special place...  I often find that coming back to things a second time around allows me to peel back a few more layers and better understand what it was that drew me to it in the first place. Since coming to Panama last... Continue Reading →


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Today was our group's first full day in Panama! We got up pretty early but it was all worth it to go on a hike and see all of Panama City. We even had the opportunity to speak with a Panamian officer. He shared a small piece of history about Panama which helped us open... Continue Reading →

Big Smiles and Happy Hearts

Wow! What a week full of laughs, tears and endless smiles. This was my second exchange to Panama with Movement Exchange. When I left last year, I knew that I had to come back. I spent all year working with my fellow dance diplomats on the Move-Ex board’s fundraising committee to make sure that I,... Continue Reading →

Beach Day!

Ahhhhhh a relaxing day at the beach, just what the doctor ordered. After an amazing week full of spreading love and movement to the wonderful kids of Panama we were all excited to have this day to relax, reflect, and bond over all that we had experienced this week. Upon arriving to the island of... Continue Reading →

What’s in an exchange?

Today opened my eyes to the importance of collaboration and participating in an honest exchange. Upon entering the Danilo Perez Foundation, we were prepared for a structured class with both a younger and older age group. Once classes began, we quickly realized we had to scrap our previous plans in order to attend to the... Continue Reading →

My Love for Panama Keeps Growing

Hello! My name is Genevieve Brady and I am a dance diplomat from Western Michigan University. Today was such a rewarding day for me and everyone in our exchange. Another dance diplomat named Alyssa and I had the opportunity to teach at the University of Panama which was a life changing experience.  I taught a... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmed with Joy

Today, we got to take an aerial contemporary class, visit the ruins Panama Viejo (the Old City), and teach at Malambo Orphanage. My heart was overwhelmed with Joy and emotion. My favorite part of the day was going to Malambo. Because this is my second Panama exchange, I entered the orphanage with much anticipation and... Continue Reading →

Shout Out to Panama

As a returning dance diplomat on Western Michigan University’s exchange to Panama, I was amazed by the overwhelming feeling of familiarity during the myriad of today’s events. While we are a different group, visiting different locations, with a different group dynamic, one unifying factor creates the sense of familiarity in our groups mission and energy:... Continue Reading →

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