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Review for Movement Exchange, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Movement Exchange truly embodies the human experience. Connecting with people of all ages through dance has been one of the most powerful experiences of my life. Through this amazing organization I have fallen in love with each aspect of life over and over again. Traveling to Panamá has been a life changing experience for me, I was able to connect and form relationships with some of the strongest, smartest, sweetest, and sassiest kids while hardly being able to speak the same language. During my first exchange we were at Aldea SOS in Colón, we ate lunch with the kids and then went outside to dance. My group had finished lunch first, we hadn't gotten started yet but I noticed a boy (14) dancing, I walked up to him and started dancing with him. We had hardly spoken but in that moment we formed a strong bond. I have been on 4 exchanges and each year I have grown closer and closer with him and his sister. The kids in Panamá have inspired me in a multitude of ways. I think about many of the kids I have bonded with every single day. I wonder how they are doing and every year I have gone back I have been able to see how much they've grown and the passion for dance they have procured. Dance has become a special part of each person Movement Exchange has touched. Dance heals the soul and Movement Exchange feeds it.

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