Molly and Natalie here! We arrived in Panama City yesterday and are so excited to be here! After a long day of traveling, we made it to Casco Viejo and spent the evening exploring.

Today we started the morning with a hike to Cerro Ancon, taking in views of the city from one of the highest points. We then went to the Universidad de Panama to take a traditional folklorico dance class. We were joined by students from Taiwain who were also participating in a cultural exchange. Then we traveled to Malambo orphanage to teach our first classes of the trip. We spent time playing with the younger children until it was time for class. The classes were so much fun! Rachel and Abi did a great job teaching and the rest of us had fun getting to dance with the kids.

We look forward to what the rest of the week brings as we continue teaching at Malambo but also at Aldea SOS and the National Dance School! It’s a busy week but it’s worth it!

- Molly Cook and Natalie Gotter, Move-Ex Dance Diplomats
University of Utah