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

February 13 | Mardi Gras Day!
Tue, Feb.13 | Cajun Mardi Gras Party
Cajun Dance Party at Eagles Mother Aerie (8201 Lake City Way NE), 7:30-10pm. Benefit for Mary's Place, tip jar for bands, Cajun menu, King Cake for all. Two bands and more of Cajun and Louisiana Creole music, Sky Valley Prairie Band, Troupeau, and guests.

Tue, Feb.13 | Zydeco Rex (Ridgefield, WA)
Mardi Gras dance party hosted by the Ilani Casino (Ridgefield, Wa) in their super cool Muse Lounge, 7-11pm, free. Great venue, short dance lesson prior to band provided by Cascade Zydeco, with beads and swag provided by casino. A bit of a hike from Seattle but should be a blast!

Tue, Feb.13 | Fat Tuesday Party
Fat Tuesday at the Royal Room with the music of New Orleans by the Meter Maids, 7:30-10:30pm.

Tue, Feb.13 | Beatwalk Fat Tuesday 2018
Beatwalk Fat Tuesday in Columbia City, 6-10pm, with a second line parade and bands in nearby clubs.

Thu, Feb.13 | Filé Gumbo Trio
at Ivar's on Lake Union, 7-10pm.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Feb.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. Dance lesson 7:15pm. This month's lesson: Country Two-step, Sweetheart Moves. All about the love, Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras all mashed up! Whether it's love won, I-got-the-world-on-a-string or love lost, down-home-blues, I got ya. 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.

New classes with the Gator Boy
Sundays, Feb.18-Mar.18 | Zydeco, Swing, & Waltz Classes
Classes at the Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), with Nancy Fry & Sean Donovan 3pm Beginning Swing, 4pm Intro to Zydeco, 5pm Waltz 2. Class descriptions and registration info here, come dance your way into Spring!


Mark your calendar...
Fridays, Mar.2, 9, & 23 | Zydeco II Workshops
CrashDance Fridays with the Gator Boy at NVC Hall (1212 S. King St, Seattle 98104), Zydeco II Workshop 6:30-8pm, practice dancing 8-9:30pm, $10. Description: Boost your fun with the smooth footwork, expressive movement, and hot moves that signify Zydeco, a dance which so perfectly reflects the Louisiana lust for life. We'll review basics, practice partner connection while executing cool footwork, and investigate the unique attitude and styling, all to the incredible, joyful polyrhythms and irresistible groove of Zydeco music.

Live from Louisiana
Sat, Mar.3 | House Party
Evening dance concert with Louisianans Blake Miller, Amelia Biere & Joe Vidrine. For info, email cajunseattle@comcast.net.

Live from Louisiana
Sun, Mar.4 | House Party
Cajun fiddle, vocals and "making it sound authentic Cajun" workshops & jam with Blake, Amelia & Joe. For info, email cajunseattle@comcast.net.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Mar.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. 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.

Dance workshop with the Gator Boy
Sunday, Mar.18 | Whiskey River Jitterbug Int.
Int/Adv level Whiskey River Jitterbug workshop at the Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), with Claire Carey & Sean Donovan, 6-8pm, $25adv/$30door. Workshop description and registration info here, get your gator feet ready!

Annual Easter Dance
Thu, Mar.29 | Gator Boy's Easter Dance
Annual Thursday-before-Easter Dance at China Harbor (2040 Westlake Ave N), 7:30-10:30pm, $10. Dance lesson 7pm, free with admission. The Gator Boy will spin tunes from far and wide to pleasure your dancing. Full bar, Asian eats if you want 'em, big dance floor! Like the Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest updates.


3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Apr.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.


May 10-13 | Gator By The Bay 2018 (San Diego, CA)
Gator By The Bay 2018 with another stellar lineup! Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express, Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Dexter Ardoin, Earl Thomas Gospel Revival, Carolyn Wonderland Blues, Sonny Landreth and more!

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, May.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: 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.


3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Jun.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.


Live from Louisiana
Wed, Jul.4 | House Party
Dance concert with The Pine Leaf Boys. For info, email cajunseattle@comcast.net.

Live from Louisiana
Wed, Jul.11 | House Party
Dance concert with Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. For info, email cajunseattle@comcast.net.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Jul.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.



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.
          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.