Dana Vanderburgh

Indiana University Chapter President

Major: International Studies and French, Minor in Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Wayland, MA

Why did you join Movement Exchange?

I decided to join Movement Exchange at IU after having to stop ballet due to a series of chronic injuries. I was devastated when I thought I had to stop dancing, but when I learned about Move-Ex at IU, I realized there were so many other ways I could use my training in and passion for dance to make this world a better place.

What is your favorite thing about Movement Exchange?

The best part of Move-Ex is working with such a dedicated group of dancers who are movers not only in the physical sense of the world, but people who move to make a positive difference in the world. It is so inspiring to work with people who are truly moving to change.

What makes your Movement Exchange chapter unique?

Move-Ex at IU is not only unique because it has the distinction of being the first university chapter, but because it has become known throughout Bloomington for being extremely active in community engagement. It is exciting to go different places around town and hear people talk about how they have heard of us or previously participated in one of our events!

Where do you teach weekly and/or monthly dance classes in your community? Who are your community partners?

We organize three weekly workshops with Middle Way House (Domestic Violence Shelter), Boys and Girls Club Ellettsville, and Girls Inc. of Monroe County.

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