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Cultural Exchange Program


United we Dance

Thanks to YOU, we were able to support the project “United we Dance” with $5,000.

United We Dance is a residency for dancers from  18 to 24 years old, seeking high-level training to jumpstart their professional careers.
Six young Puerto Rican dancers will be part of this amazing project:

Alexis Cruz
Ana Delgado
Ariana Figueroa’s
Adriana Torres
Laura Velez
Anaelis Delmar



Andanza hosted an intensive contemporary dance workshop witch is part of The United We Dance International project. @unitedwedance_international This workshop, led by Andrea Kramer, founder of Ballet Forté in New Jersey, and Anna Morgan, artistic director of the Anna Morgan Dance in the United Kingdom, offered training, professional mentoring and artistic enrichment to a group of 15 advanced and pre-professional contemporary dancers for four days. This group of talented dances took a daily ballet or contemporary lessons and put together a choreographic montage. The United We Dance International program is sponsored by Coqui Charities


"Next Steps” Bailar al Sol 2020

The first leg of the journey will bring the five dancers from Puerto Rico to Montclair to attend classes with the faculty and dancers from MSU and live a typical week in the life of a college dance major. Additionally, the ten dancers will be paired up to create five original duets to perform for the Gala in Puerto Rico. The ten students will then travel to Puerto Rico to prepare for performing in the “Next Steps” Gala.


Bailar al Sol​

This collaboration, “Bailar al Sol” – dancing into the sun – will unite young dancers from New Jersey and Puerto Rico in a dance exchange program, culminating with a gala performance in February 2019. Andrea Kramer, Ballet Mistress and owner of Ballet Forte, and Waldo Gonzales, owner of Waldo Gonzales Performing Arts School, will be joining to create a cross-cultural experience for young dancers. By forming a partnership to build a strong foundation, Bailor al Sol will promote and encourage the Arts in Puerto Rico.