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MAY 6
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR CAJUN, SWING & ZYDECO FESTIVALS WITH SPRING FLING


Well known dance instructor, Jody Rudnick will host workshops on May 9 16 and 30. She will teach Shuffle, Freestyle, Two step, Cajun Jitterbug, Waltz, Mamou and East coast swing. [Details]


CAJUN & ZYDECO DANCE
IN RHODE ISLAND
LESSONS
FEBRUARY 2009
CAJUN AND ZYDECO DANCE CLASSES WITH MICHELLE KAMINSKY
The Towers
35 Ocean Road
Narragansett RI
Information: 401-782-2597
Michelle Kaminsky is one on RI's best known cajun and zydeco teachers and a member of the wonderful Magnolia cajun band.

4 Mondays in February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009
Cajun Lesson 7 pm; Zydeco lesson 8 pm
One set of classes $48, both sets of classes $85
Walk-ins welcome at $12 per class
No experience needed
Come alone or bring a friend

updated 2Feb09


PRIVATE CLASSES & SPECIAL EVENTS
JODY RUDNICK
CAJUN,ZYDECO,TWO STEP, CAJUN JITTERBUG & WALTZ
MAMOU, WHISKEY JITTERBUG,SWING, SALSA, MERENGUE

Phone 401-965-4578
Email:

SPRING FLING DANCE WORKSHOPS

TIME TO PREP FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER FESTS!!!

The Mediator
50 Rounds Avenue
Providence, RI

MAY 9, 16 and 30, 2009

2:00 - 3:00 Zydeco Shuffle, Freestyle, Partner steps
3:15 - 4:15 Cajun Two step, Cajun Jitterbug, Waltz, Mamou, and more!
4:30 - 5:30 Swing East coast swing, Styling, Partner moves

All lessons are mix and match, so take just one or all nine.

Lessons are not progressive and no partner is neccessary, so jump in anywhere, any time for only 10.00 per lesson.

Lessons are at the MEDIATOR: 50 ROUNDS AVE. in Providence, RI

Only 40 students accepted for each session so call to RESERVE YOUR SPACE with JODY at 401-965-4578

Please BYO snacks and H2O if you plan on stayin' a while!

See y'all on the floor!!

DIRECTIONS:
From 95 N.: Exit 16. Bear Right to Elmwood Ave. Take left at light onto Elmwood Ave. Take left at 3rd light onto Roger Williams Ave. Take left onto Narragansett Ave at 4 way stop......Take 1st right onto Rounds Ave. Mediator is 8th building on the LEFT. # 50.

From 95 S.: Exit 17 (Elmwood Ave.) At the light, go straight onto Roger Williams Ave. Take left onto Narragansett Ave at 4 way stop...Take 1st right onto Rounds Ave. Mediator is 8th building on the LEFT. # 50

Private lessons for singles or couples - 35.00 an hour per person. Available for special events-rates vary. (Jody has taught cajun and zydco for many well known venues including Sals's and, of course, Rhythm & Roots.)
She is a massage therapist who teaches at Lincoln Tech.

posted 12Sep05.updated 6May09


BANDS
MAGNOLIA
CAJUN
Phone: 401-246-2720
Email:
http://www.magnoliacajunband.com

Living in Rhode Island is pretty much like living in paradise, and one of the reasons is Magnolia-a way fine cajun dance band. A great band full of a music so vibrant and joyous that, no matter how jaded you are, you must rise to your feet and dance. They hold frequent dances at the American Legion Hall Post 311 in Seekonk, MA (see dance section below), and are available for private parties. They teach cajun dance as well as perform.


SLIPPERY SNEAKERS
ZYDECO AND SWING
Slippery Sneakers hot line 401-397-8442
Email:
http://www.slipperysneakers.com

Rhode Island's very own zydeco band. Their sound is a spicy mixture of rockin' Zydeco, Blues, Cajun waltzes and a bit of Rock n' Roll with a heavy emphasis on the groove to keep the crowd dancing.


VENUES
MAGNOLIA CAJUN DANCES
American Legion Hall Post 311
Route 114A
Seekonk, MA
Price: $12
Dance instruction at 7:30pm/Dance 8pm-11pm
Phone: 401-246-2720
Email:
http://www.magnoliacajunband.com

2009 SCHEDULE
American Legion Hall Post 311
Route 114A
Seekonk, MA
Saturdays
Cash Bar Available
Upcoming Dances: December 1



SALS PRODUCTIONS
Information 401-965-0849
Joe and Paula Giocastro (aka Sal's Productions) provide Rhode Island with great musicians
and great dance floors at a great price.

Sal's at the German Club
Information 401-965-0849 Joe's cell
Email:
Website: http://salsrbclub.com

German Club
78 Carter Ave
Pawtucket, RI
For more information call 401-965-0849
or Joe@salsrbclub.com
Website: www.salsrbclub.com

SCHEDULE 2009
February 20 (zydeco), March 14(cajun & zydeco)
updated 2Feb09


LAGNIAPPE PRODUCTIONS
255 Holly Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Cajun,Zydeco,Blue Grass and Swing
Phone: 401-783-3926
SEPTEMBER 4 thru 6, 2009
RHYTHM & ROOTS AT NINIGRET
Ninigret Park
Charlestown RI
Time: Friday evening, all day Saturday, Sunday during the day
Price: Various-see their website/Camping tickets go fast, get yours asap
Deadline for early bird ticket prices - June
Phone: 888-855-6940
Or email: Email:

Website: http://www.rhythmandroots.com

New England's Premier Festival of Roots Music and Dance!
Main Stage with Large Dance Tent
Workshop Stage - Family Stage
Dance Pavilion with Dance Instruction
Nightly Fais Do Dos - Mardi Gras Parades
On-Site Camping (always sells out-reserve ASAP) - Mouthwatering Foods
Excellent Craft, Clothing and Music Vendors
Freshwater Swimming - Bike Paths - Tennis Courts
Minutes to Ocean Beaches & Nearby Accommodations
AND
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2009
VSA'S 15th ANNUAL MARDI GRAS BALL

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place
Cranston RI
Hours:730pm-12midnight-the doors open at 6pm
Information: 401-783-3926
Website: http://www.mardigrasri.com
Tickets: Saturday advance: $30 - At the door: $35
Saturday Table of Ten (Advance Only): $325
For advance tickets, send a check or money order with a self addressed stamped envelope to Lagniappe Productions/255 Holly Road/Wakefield RI 02879.
Featuring Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, and the Creole Cowboys
The Annual Madri Gras Ball is worth attending just to see the amazing costumes, but then of course, there's also the music to die dancing for. There are prizes for best costumes, and plenty of yummy cajun and creole food.
Free parking, a gigantic dance floor, smoke free, bar on premises
Featuring Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys and the Hot Tamale Brass Band
Lagniappe Productions's Annual Madri Gras Ball is worth attending just to see the amazing costumes, but then of course, there's also the music to die dancing for. There are prizes for best costumes, and plenty of yummy food catered by the Chili Brothers. Rhodes is a confetti free venue.

updated 2Feb09


SPECIAL EVENTS
BISHOPS CASTLE ZYDECO DAY-SUNDAY JULY 02, 2006
BISHOPS CASTLE CAJUN/ZYDECO DAY
Bishops Castle
Austin Farm
199 Austin Farm Road (off Rt 3)
Exeter, RI
Featuring Magnolia (cajun) and Lil' Anne & Hot Cayenne (zydeco)
Time: 330pm-8pm/Music starts at 3pm
Suggested donation $18.00 per person plus bring food or drink to share
Information: 401-392-0212
Day of the party cell phone 401-439-7877
It's another fabulous dance party!
Dancing & Potluck dinner
Looks like we all died and went to heaven - Magnolia and Lil' Anne & Hot Cayenne are at Bishop's Castle! Lisa & Mark (of Slippery Sneakers) will be playing with Magnolia! Lots of dancing on a dance floor in front of a pond and surrounded by pine trees. When you can't dance one more step take a look at all the scenic beauty of Austin farm plus eat, boat, play volleyball, even nap. It doesn't get any better.
Directions: Austin Farm is in southern RI just off Route 95. Take Route 95 North or South to Exit 5A for Route 102 South. Take Route 102 1/2 mile to 'T' intersection with Route 3. Take a right onto Route 3 South and go straight through a set of lights to first right hand turn onto Austin Farm Road. Bishop's Castle at Austin Farm is located at 199 Austin Farm Rd, 3/4 of a mile down the road on the right hand side shortly after crossing 95 on a bridge.
posted 27May06/updated 15Jun06

BISHOPS CASTLE ZYDECO DAY-SUNDAY JULY 30, 2006
BISHOPS CASTLE ZYDECO DAY
Bishops Castle
Austin Farm
199 Austin Farm Road (off Rt 3)
Exeter, RI
Featuring Slippery Sneakers
Time: 2pm-8pm/Music starts at 3pm
Suggested donation $15.00 per person plus bring food or drink to share
Information: 401-392-0212
Day of the party cell phone 401-439-7877
It's another fabulous zydeco dance party!
Dancing & Potluck dinner
Directions: Austin Farm is in southern RI just off Route 95. Take Route 95 North or South to Exit 5A for Route 102 South. Take Route 102 1/2 mile to "T" intersection with Route 3. Take a right onto Route 3 South and go straight through a set of lights to first right hand turn onto Austin Farm Road. Bishop's Castle at Austin Farm is located at 199 Austin Farm Rd, 3/4 of a mile down the road on the right hand side shortly after crossing 95 on a bridge.
posted 26May06

LINKS
Arn Burkhoff's The Northeast USA Cajun & Zydeco Schedule
http://www.arnb.org/phnynj.html
Cajun & Zydeco Events for the northeast USA. Look in the upper right hand corner for a pull down menu where you can pick the state where you want to dance.

Boston Zydeco
http://www.bostonzydeco.com
Boston Zydeco covers the zydeco community in the general Boston area and is dedicated to enhancing access to Cajun and Zydeco dance, culture and music. They promote dance and lesson events mostly occuring in/near Boston. They have organized dances involving local bands such as Li'l Anne, PLanet Zydeco and Slippery Sneakers. Louisiana bands such as Leroy Thomas and Dexter Ardoin have played to their audiences. They organize dance lessons and they promote cajun/zydeco events thru an email list.

Gary Hayman's ZydE-Magic
http://users.erols.com/ghayman
Cajun/Zydeco Music & Dance Site stuffed with tons of information.

WPKN Cajun &Zydeco Calendar


Deborah Nash at dn@riDance.com
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