Welcome to Baila! Memphis, a weekend of instruction, performances, and social dancing in the Mid-South featuring nationally and internationally known artists and DJs from Chicago, New York, California, Florida and Texas!
Baila Memphis started as a conversation between two brothers. With over 17 years of Latin dance experience collectively, we have lived, traveled and danced across the US including Chicago, San Diego, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, and Orlando. As dancers, we both noticed the opportunity to share the treasures and talents we have seen in the world of Latin dance with the city of Memphis.
With the spirit of “be the change you wish to see in the world,” we decided to create an event that would feature high-quality artists, draw strong social dancers from across the region and the US and ignite a desire among the current and future members of the Memphis Latin dance scene to join the larger Latin dance community. The result of our conversations and planning is Baila! Memphis, an annual event to promote a love of Latin dance in Memphis as well as to promote Memphis, its distinct culture, experiences, history and world-renown hospitality, to the greater Latin dance community.
Year one was more than we could have hoped for, thanks to the incredible support from Memphis and surrounding dance communities. In year two, we are expanding on the vision to give our attendees more of what they enjoyed in 2016. We will do this while maintaining the same thoughtfulness, service and commitment to quality that made our first iteration a definitive success.
- Corey and Ramel Strong -