In the spring of 2017, recent Loyola Marymount University Graduate and NDEO Member Nicole Closson studied abroad in Bonn Germany. Her experience in a new culture created a passion and inspiration that would lead to the creation of a unique, inspiring, and creative choreographic show. Closson utilized her personal choreographic voice in combination with the... Continue Reading →


Final Day in Chepo!

We had a very exciting and fun-filled day today! We put on a show at the school so the kids had an opportunity to perform all of the dances we taught them over the last few days. Some of their parents came to watch and everyone really enjoyed it! It was so great to see... Continue Reading →

¡Una Vez Más!

Today was our last full day in Chepo, how crazy?! These past three days, full of dance moves, broken Spanish, and lots of smiles, have flown by so quickly. Today we finished up the choreography for each of our classes in preparation for the showcase tomorrow. Both the teachers and the kids have been working... Continue Reading →

Apples and Onions

Upon arriving in Panama, I was introduced to the concept of “apples and onions.” After each day of the exchange, we will be sharing with the group something good that happened during the day, our “apple” and something that maybe did not go so well, our “onion.” After my first morning of teaching today, I... Continue Reading →

Panama, aquí vamos!

As another exciting dance exchange in Chepo, Panama is approaching, Movement Exchange at IU has even more to expect. Our team of dance diplomats is full of first-timers, which means aside from spreading pure passion and enthusiasm for the joy of dancing this holiday season, we need to bring ourselves together for a moment of... Continue Reading →

Move-Ex in the Midwest

Hey guys!   November has been a busy month for the movexperts at UW-Madison! We have been working very hard on planning for our upcoming winter workshop on December 9th. For this workshop we invited students from studios in the madison area as well as students from all over campus.  We successfully have one of... Continue Reading →

Native American Heritage Month

A Different Way to Celebrate Thanksgiving Rethink what Thanksgiving means to you. It is a great way to show gratitude for your friends and family, but it is also a perfect opportunity to learn about the land that you live on. It is our responsibility to seek the truth about the facts and myths of... Continue Reading →


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