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3. Dances & Events (Northwest)

4. Dances & Events (National)

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1. ONGOING DANCES & EVENTS (Seattle) top



  • 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

1st & 3rd Friday Dances!
Fri, Jul.3 | Gator Boy's Juke Joint
Gator Boy's Juke Joint (now every 1st & 3rd Friday!) live via Zoom, 7-9pm (happy hour cocktails and socializing start 6:30pm). Gather and connect with friends, listen to great music, and move your body. Zoom link here and you can also find info and RSVP the Facebook event to help spread the word. All are welcome and no obligation, but if you're so inclined you can support the Gator Boy through PayPal or Venmo Sean Donovan @thegatorboy. Happy Hour cocktail this week is the venerable and refreshing Gin & Tonic! Non-alcoholic: Cucumber Fizz (just leave out the gin). 1st & 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! Like our Gator Boy Productions page on FB and get all the latest news.

Listening Together: Radio, TV & more
July 3-5 | Waterfront Blues Festival
Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, OR, has scheduled virtual and live events July 3-5. More info waterfrontbluesfest.com.

July 17-19 | Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival in Winthrop, WA, has been cancelled. More info and ticket refunds link here.

It's back! It's virtual!
Upcoming... | Gator Yoga
Coming again soon...Gator Yoga! Warm up, stretch, and enliven your body while working on flexibility, balance, strength, and movement. Everyone is welcome to come get centered, get loose, and get happy!
"Gator Yoga is a recipe for dancing from the inside out. Start with easy stretching and deep breathing. Add balanced movement...slowly building in intensity and complexity to groove-you music. Then, students move on their own, free-form style and dance becomes a body prayer. I love this class. It is a joy to my body and my spirit." -- Judith Ryan
No obligation, though should you wish to contribute: Paypal paypal.me/thegatorboy or Venmo Sean Donovan @thegatorboy.

Live from Louisiana!
Sat, Sep.19, 2020 | BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet + Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Rescheduled from original April 18 date, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 7:30-9:30pm, $19-$54. Details & tix here.

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          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.



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


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.