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GET UP AND DANCE: Middletown Dances!, a collaboration between the Center for the Arts and the City of Middletown, took place Sept. 10 on Main Street in Middletown. The festival showcased 40 dance groups and artists from Wesleyan and the community. Roughly 2,000 people participated in the event.

 

Comparative literature majors and Wesleyan alumni perform impromptu dances on the sidewalk in Middletown.
The community was invited to watch or participate in dances at venues downtown. Ballet, contra, Flamenco, belly dancing, country line, hip hop and capoeira (pictured) were some of the dances. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)
The Yale Undergraduate Belly Dancing Society performed on Main Street. (Photo by A. Vincent Scarano.)
Deejays kept the beat going in between the outside performances.
Middletown Dances! events concluded on Andrus Field with The "Everybody" Dance. (Photo by Lee Godburn)