A Whole New Group of Dance Friends
Dancing is a great way to reduce stress, have fun, learn new ways of moving your body, develop a new appreciation for music, become part of a group of friends with love of dance in common, and to express yourself. So let's get started!
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Cajun and zydeco dances occur weekly, monthly, and on special dates when bands are in town. Before most dances a dance instructor or experienced dancer will present a beginner's lesson lasting about a half hour, often followed by intermediate or advanced moves for fifteen minutes. Each month the Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego hosts a dance on the Second Saturday in Balboa Park. A beginner's dance lesson begins at 6:20 p.m., and their is open dancing to a live Cajun or zydeco band 7-10:15 p.m. Check the displays on this home page or the "Calendar" page of this website for descriptions of future dances.
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Gator By The Bay
Gator By The Bay, held at Spanish Landing Park on San Diego Bay, is the yearly celebration of Cajun, zydeco, blues and country music as well as incredible Lousiana food. Each year the festival hosts some 60 Cajun, zydeco, blues and country bands playing continuously on five or more stages, two with tented wood dance floors each accommodating well over 100 dancers. The festival also features a dance instruction pavilion featuring a number of nationally prominent instructors. Make your plans to be in San Diego May 7-10, 2015. Visit the Gator By The Bay Website for more information as it is available, or check back here!
GATOR BY THE BAY BLOG
Get news on the next Gator By The Bay Festival at gatorbythebay.com/blog.html
Dance to Two Bands June 13
War Memorial Hall
3325 Zoo Drive San Diego, CA 92101
Zydeco dance lesson at 6:20 p.m.
Dance to live Louisiana music from 7 to 10:15 p.m.
Admission just $10. Please pay at the registration table to get your wrist band. First timers receive a $5 discount! GBB Festival shirts will be available for purchase
Check our Festival for listings of festivals across the United States. Next Southern California festival is Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, May 23 & 24 featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, Ruben Paul Moreno, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, The Magnolia Sisters and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience.
Play the Accordion
"Zydecoach" dance instructor Greg Benusa has a website featuring free and paid online lessons in beginning accordion, as well as other useful resources. Check out zydecoaccordion.com.
This site is produced by Jim Hance,
Visit its sister site… www.floridacajunzydeco.com for information on Florida area Cajun and zydeco dance events. Link to Jim on LinkedIn. Also check out the latest issue of Florida Cajun Zydeco Update! Newsletter with stories of major artists throughout the "zydeco nation" --- it's a link on the home page at www.FloridaCajunZydeco.com
The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego is a member of the International Dance Association of San Diego County. Dance events in Balboa Park are sponsored in part by the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department.