Traditional Shaxi music and dance is still well preserved and practiced in Shaxi, though visitors typically can only see performances during Bai ethnic holidays. For guests at Old Theatre Inn, we offer both Shaxi music and traditional dance performances for groups of guests on a regular basis. Our five female staff at Old Theatre, like most local village women, regularly practice and perform Bai dance. (

SIS students visited a buddhist temple and then learned  bai traditional dancing with fans and sticks with a bai dancing troupe. SIS students got the chance to learn one of these Bai dances.  They needed to use their knowledge and out of box thinking to remember and perform the moves while staying balanced with the fans.  Seems like more fun than work but they had a great time engaging in it none-the-less.