Bailame Dance Festival – Dancing by the Bridge

Bailame Dance Festival presents Dancing by the Bridge! Come find your groove on the Bailame Dance floor at the corner of Portland Avenue and West River Parkway. Bailame DJ’s will be spinning the sweet beats in Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, East Coast Swing, Hip Hop, and more. Ever wanted to learn Salsa? Bachata? East Coast Swing? All in one weekend? Join in on a free dance lesson from local studios, performances, and social dancing!

Saturday, June 17th

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lindy Hop
Presented by Uptown Swing

Join Uptown Swing once again this year! They will be bringing their high-energy and playful rhythms to the bridge and you’re invited to join us on stage! Try some cool Lindy moves or watch the cool cats shake a leg on the dance floor. You can also join Uptown Swing for classes on Mondays and Thursdays.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Belly Dancing
Presented by Jawaahi

A warm welcome to Jawaahir for joining us at this year’s Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Jawaahir Dance Company presents one-of-a-kind artistic and educational programs that showcase the beauty and distinctiveness of Middle Eastern dance. We are dedicated to presenting this dance as a living art form at its highest artistic level, to bringing the rich folkloric heritage of the Arabic-speaking Middle East to the theater stage, and to providing education about the dance in its authentic form for dance students and the general public.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Presented by One Reason Dance Studio

Jose Perez moved from Venezuela to Minnesota and opened One Reason Dance Studio in 2017. He spent more than 20 years in the world of latin dance in latin america, and he wanted to share his passion, knowledge, and expertise with the Twin Cities dance community. Jose and One Reason Dance Studio strive to connect people, find joy, and build community through music and dance.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Country Line Dancing
Presented by Dance and Entertainment Studios

Tricia Schwietz owns Dance and Entertainment Studios! This is their 15th year in business and currently 2023 Stillwater’s Business of the Year! They offer 20 styles of Ballroom, Latin Swing and Country dances – in group classes, private lessons and social dance parties. We also offer dance vacations both locally and internationally!

Sunday, June 18th

11:00 am – 12:30 noon

Presented by Nela Dance

Nela Dance is a Dance Academy located in St Paul provides a variety of services including beginner to pro Salsa and Bachata Dance online and in-person classes, event performances, competition training, and more. We are committed to help you fulfill your goals as a dancer. We offer our services to dancers of all levels -from beginners to pro.

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Presented by CMS Fitness

Zumba®️, BodyFit, Hip-Hop, Yoga, Funky Fun, Small Group Training. You can also learn Latin dance, and partnership styles (Salsa Bachata and more!) CMS Fitness Life offers a wide range of group fitness and dance classes that are taught by certified, talented, and passionate instructors, that care about giving you the best experience to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Everyone is welcome, all levels and abilities.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bollywood Dancing
Presented by SAATH

South Asian Arts & Theater House celebrates diversity and social harmony through the joyful medium of dance, performing arts, and related South Asian cultural traditions. Saath’s dedication to the arts have landed them partnerships with the MN Fringe Festival, MinneUtsav and has afforded them the opportunity to host an annual showcase that brings in thousands of patrons!