2. Upcoming Events (Seattle Area)

3. Dances & Events (Northwest)

4. Dances & Events (National)

5.
Hot Links & Dance Classes

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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.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: Soulful Swing (We'll find that lazy triple-time swing pocket and make good use of all that space and time). 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! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news, dance and music videos, and other cool content.

Sat, Aug.19 | Bayou Envie
NW Dance Network debuts our newest zydeco band, Bayou Envie, at Leif Erikson Hall (2245 NW 57th St), 8:30-11:30pm, $15. Zydeco lesson 7:30pm with Claire Carey & Sean Donovan, free with admission. If you caught these guys at Dancing 'til Dusk, you know they've got that zydeco groove; if not, here's your chance!

Live from Louisiana!
Sat, Aug.26 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble live from Sunset, Louisiana...at Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 8pm, $20. Zydeco dance lesson 7pm with the Gator Boy, free with entry. Dog days zydeco party with Curley, you know it's gonna be hot! Powerful grooves, mighty melodies, and ecstatic energy driving a dance-crazed crowd -- that's a Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble show! It's big fun and a righteous party every time this amazing band gets after it, and you can be sure there'll be joyful energy through the roof. Nobody does that soulful Louisiana zydeco and blues better, and this band delivers maximum effort every single time -- leaving everything on the bandstand so everyone leaves satisfied. Come get your groove on! Everyone welcome, a/c, full bar, great dance floor! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB for all the latest updates.

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Fall Classes & Workshops Start
Sundays | Learn to Dance with the Gator Boy!
It's back to school with NW Dance Network! Fall class lineup:
Sep.10-Oct.8 Beginning Zydeco (3pm)
Sep.10-Oct.8 Intro to Whiskey River Jitterbug (4:30pm)
with Claire Carey & Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan at the Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), $60/class (5 weeks), all ages, all welcome, no partner necessary. Click for details and class descriptions.

Fall Workshops include:
Sep.17 | Blues with Claire Carey & Sean Donovan
Oct.1 | Line Dances with Claire & Sean
Oct.8 | Country Two-step with Nancy Fry & Sean
Oct.15 | Interm. Whiskey River Jitterbug with Claire & Sean
Oct.22 | Beginning Waltz with Claire & Sean
All workshops 5:30-7:45pm at the Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), all ages, all welcome, no partner necessary. Click for details and workshop descriptions.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Sep.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: TBA. 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! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news, dance and music videos, and other cool content.

Sat, Sep.23 | Brunch with Zydeco Rex
At Les Berenson's, who says: Save the date for organic Cajun brunch catered by Bongos (wild shrimp and grits, grillades (grass fed), eggs, potatoes, coconut mango bread pudding (Bloody Mary's extra). 9-11am Brunch, 10am-1pm Dance. Address: 6603 Aurora Ave N (across from Green Lake)
See FB event page for details.

Sat, Sep.23 | Swamp Soul
Third Place Commons (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park) dance, 7:30-9:30pm, free, all ages welcome.

Sat, Sep.23 | Burien Jazz Walk
Burien Arts Association presents 21 bands / 5 venues / $25, 3-11pm including Folichon Cajun Trio.
Details and schedule.

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Sat, Oct.14 | Swamp Soul
Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), details TBA

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Oct.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: TBA. 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! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news, dance and music videos, and other cool content.

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3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Nov.17 | 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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: TBA. 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! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news, dance and music videos, and other cool content.

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Sat, Dec.9 | Swamp Soul
Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), details TBA

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Dec.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: TBA. 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! All ages 'til 10pm. Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news, dance and music videos, and other cool content.



3. DANCES & EVENTS (Northwest) top

Aug.27 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble (Portland, OR)
Secret Society Ballroom, 4-7pm, $15. Details CascadeZydeco.com

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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.
          Eugene, OR • Dancing at Diablo's Downtown Lounge on Wednesdays, free, Cajun/Zydeco lesson 7-8pm, dancing 8-10pm; for more info contact S
cott at bonci@nu-world.com



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.