2. Upcoming Events (Seattle Area)

3. Dances & Events (Northwest)

4. Dances & Events (National)

5.
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1. ONGOING DANCES & EVENTS (Seattle) top

SUNDAYS

THURSDAYS

  • Cajun Jam Sessions at various locations. Dancers and listeners welcome. To get on the mailing list and for questions, email Katherine.


2. UPCOMING DANCES & EVENTS (Seattle Area) top

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Aug.16 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Lesson this month: Zydeco Hips, 7:15pm. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right! RSVP the FB event and help spread the good word. Full bar, great dance floor, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.

Music & Dance Outdoors in Downtown Parks
Aug.20-28 | Dancing til Dusk
The Dancing til Dusk Summer concert and dance series is back with Louisiana zydeco, swing, blues, salsa, tango, and much more! Dance in the great outdoors at our beautiful downtown parks to your favorite bands -- for free -- on 13 different weeknights. A dance lesson with one of the area's top instructors commences at 6pm, live music and dance from 7-9:30pm, all with your hosts Lilli Ann Carey and Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan. Full schedule and details here.
August 20 • DJ Carey Hollywood Night • Westlake Park
August 22 • Swingin' in the Rain w/Dina Blade • Freeway Park
August 28 • Dancing til Dusk Fundraiser w/KGB • Golden Gardens Beach

Sat, Aug.24 | Zydeco Low Down
Les Berenson's house, aka the Bodacious Cajun Zydeco and Pleasure Palace (6603 Aurora Ave North), $10 donation to the band, 10am. Potluck and BYOB. More info/RSVP Facebook event. From Les: "Volunteers needed for cleanup and door hosting -- call Les 206-290-0409 if you would like to help. Plates, bowls, and utensils provided. Please help protect the floor by wearing shoes (or no shoes) with grit-free soles. Shoe tape will be available."

Sat, Aug.24 | Folichon Cajun Trio
Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park, 7:30-9:30pm, free.

Sun, Aug.25 | Sky Valley Prairie Band (Everett, WA)
Sky Valley Prairie Band (Lucy Reuter, Shannon Miller, Deborah North, Karen Summers), 12-3pm at Everett Farmer's Market.

Sat, Aug.31 | Zydeco Low Down (Conway, WA)
Conway Muse (18444 Spruce St, Conway, WA 98238), 7-10pm. Tina Tanaka's bluesy rich vocals along with Mark Myking's hard-driving, energetic accordion playing and singing will transport you right down to the steamy Louisiana Bayou for a great Zydeco throw-down. The Zydeco Low Down Band will be playing your favorite Zydeco dance tunes in the upstairs “Bard” room with a great sound system and ambiance, and lots of room to dance! We love our dancers! Celebrate the summer and Labor Day with some fun Zydeco dancing in a unique venue (It’s a converted dairy barn)! See also FB event here.


Sat, Sep.7 | Swamp Soul
CrossRoads Bellevue (15600 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98008), 7-8:45pm, free.


Sep.11 & 15 | Fall Classes Begin
Northwest Dance Network presents...Sunday afternoon classes with Cathy Footer & Sean Donovan (Sep.15-Oct.13), Beginning Swing (3pm), Foxtrot 1 (4pm), and Country Two-step 2+ (6pm). Wednesday night classes with Nancy Fry & Guy Caridi (Sep.11-Oct.9), Beginning Waltz (6:30pm), Swing 2: Beyond the Basics (7:30pm), and Nightclub Two-step 1, 8:30pm. Click for class listings, registration, and details.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Sep.20 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Lesson this month: TBA, 7:15pm. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right! Full bar, great dance floor, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.



Sun, Oct.6 | Zydeco Slide Workshop
Northwest Dance Network presents...Zydeco Slide Sunday workshop Cathy Footer & Sean Donovan, Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), 6-8pm, $20 preregistration/$30 door. Ready for a bonafide challenge? Come tackle this dynamic Zydeco basic variation that encourages a different quality of movement and allows for footwork and moves that just look plain great. We’ll review the Slide Basic and find out how to work it into your everyday Zydeco, then venture into moves and turns you can use for added hotness, as well as working on an alternate slide version. Ambitious, yes! Prerequisite: Solid Intermediate Zydeco Skills. Click for registration and details.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Oct.18 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Lesson this month: TBA, 7:15pm. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right! Full bar, great dance floor, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.


Sun, Nov.10 | Louisianathon
Save the date, details TBA.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Nov.15 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Lesson this month: TBA, 7:15pm. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right! Full bar, great dance floor, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.


3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Dec.20 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (every 3rd Friday!) at the Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8-11pm, $10. Lesson this month: TBA, 7:15pm. 3rd Friday dances continue with blues, swing, zydeco, Cajun, Country, waltz, cha cha cha and more with your host, the Gator Boy, spinning tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Yeah, you right! Full bar, great dance floor, everyone welcome! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news along with dance and music videos and other cool content.



3. DANCES & EVENTS (Northwest) top

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Ongoing...
          Portland, OR • Wednesdays
Cascade Zydeco's Weekly Zydeco Lesson and CD dance; check their website for location and times.
          Portland, OR • 1st Friday Roland and Janine host a "Zydeco Social" at Viscount Dance Studios, 7:30-10:30pm, $5. Dance lesson and a nice relaxed evening of zydeco dancing. Roland and Janine are happy to offer assistance if you want to work on your styling.
         Vancouver, WA • Sundays Zydeco at Dodge City Bar & Grill, hosted by Penny and Phil 7-9pm. All ages.



4. DANCES & EVENTS (National) top

Also, see links to other Cajun/Zydeco calendars around the nation.



5. HOT LINKS & DANCE CLASSES top

DANCE CLASSES

Gator Boy Productions
Ongoing classes and private lessons with the Gator Boy! Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Country, Swing, Waltz and more. Click here for more info.

Lykes to Dance (MaryLee Lykes, 425.678.8300)
Classes ongoing with MaryLee Lykes, a Seattle icon and dancer extraordinaire!

For additional local Cajun/Zydeco information, see the Gator Boy's HOT LINKS


ALLONS ZYDECO! top

The mission of Gator Boy Productions and the Seattle Zydeco Events Network (Seattle ZEN) is to promote Zydeco, Cajun and Louisiana cultural and music events in and around Seattle by providing regular, accurate, and comprehensive information in an effort to continually expand and energize Seattle's Cajun/Zydeco community.

This service is provided by Sean Donovan and Gator Boy Productions.