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

Thu, Jan.18 | Zydeco Rex
Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm, $10.

3rd Friday Dance
Fri, Jan.19 | 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: Zydeco. 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.

Sun, Jan.21 | Double-time Swing Dance Workshop
Sunday Workshop Series: Double-time Swing with Nancy Fry & Sean Donovan, 6-8pm at Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), 6-8pm, $25 adv / $30 door. A super happy Swing variation (for when single- or triple-time just won't do!) using touch-steps, kick-steps, swivels and side sweeps that you’ll be forever glad you added to your Swing repertoire. A popular hit at Seabeck Dance Camp, we'll revisit the basics and add some spanking new moves. Prerequisite: Swing 2 at least once, solid triple-time skills.

Sun, Jan.28 | Bandstand Swing Dance Workshop
Sunday Workshop Series: Bandstand Swing with Lilli Ann Carey & Sean Donovan, 6-8pm at Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), 6-8pm, $25 adv / $30 door. Reaching across generations, this sultry Swing styling is as fresh and fun to dance today as it was on Dick Clark's American Bandstand in the 1950s. We'll learn and dance it to slower, swingin’ blues with focus on the sweeping hip movement and nimble footwork. Bandstand is exceptionally versatile, still widely practiced, and it just plain looks and feels cool! Prerequisite: Swing 2 at least twice and adept triple-time footwork.

The Gator Boy recommends...
Tue & Wed, Jan.30-31 | Davina & the Vagabonds
Davina & the Vagabonds at Jazz Alley (2033 Sixth Ave), 7:30pm, $30.50, reserve tix at jazzalley.com. Davina and the band are amazing, and will have you feeling like you went to Jazz Alley but arrived in New Orleans. Jazz, blues and roots – a modern day female version of Louis Armstrong! “They dare to be different. Davina zips to near impossible heights in a divine declaration of romance.” –DownBeat Magazine

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Live from Louisiana
Fri, Feb.2 | Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble
Highway 99 Blues Club, 8pm, $20.

Sun, Feb.11 | Country Two-step Dance Workshop
Sunday Workshop Series: Country Two-step with Nancy Fry & Sean Donovan, 6-8pm at Swedish Club (1920 Dexter Ave N), 6-8pm, $25 adv / $30 door. Turn it up, turn me loose! Take your Two-step to town with some new turns and techniques for adding fun and flair. A proud, fine-spirited dance, the Two-step is a highly useful rhythm you can dance with many musical styles, and it’s guaranteed to make you smile. We’ll practice modifications where appropriate, so you can make moves work whether you’re fixin’ to dance in a big ol’ ballroom or a piddlee’o honky tonk. Prerequisite: Intermediate-level partner dance skills and proficiency with Country Two-step fundamentals.

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: 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.