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Introduction to Cajun Dance

Learn a little about the Cajun people, the basics of the waltz, two-step, and the shuffle.

Introduction to Cajun Dance

Learn a little about the Cajun people, the basics of the waltz, two-step, and the shuffle.
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A bit of a history lesson!
Students will learn about the history of the Cajuns and how they came to Louisiana.
Students will learn about the Instructor, including how she learned to dance and how her family story ties into the greater Cajun history timeline.
Participants will learn what it means to go to a "Fais-dos-dos" and a little about the differences between traditional Cajun Mardi Gras and the popular New Orleans style Mardi Gras.
Learn the basics of the waltz.
Learn the basics of the waltz.
Learn the similarities waltzing has to walking.
Learn the basics of the waltz step.
Students will learn the best posture and positioning for the waltz.
Learn to do the step going backwards.
Practice the step in a circle.
Learn how to dance with a partner.
Practice the waltz with music.
Learn some waltz moves.
Learn how to signal for a move in the waltz.
Practice with music.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the moves of the two-step.
Learn the moves of the two-step.
Learn the moves of the two-step.
Practice the two-step.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Practice the shuffle.
Learn the moves of the shuffle.
Practice the shuffle.

What will you learn in this course?

  • To stumble around on the dance floor looking like you actually sort of know what you're doing
  • To impress all of your friends with your shuffle moves
  • To hold your own doing the Cajun waltz
  • To two-step to the beat of the music

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone with a fun attitude and les joie des vivre!
  • Travelers planning to visit New Orleans or Louisiana who want to dance like the locals!
  • Cajuns who never learned to dance or want to practice their skills.
A bit of a history lesson!
Students will learn about the history of the Cajuns and how they came to Louisiana.
Students will learn about the Instructor, including how she learned to dance and how her family story ties into the greater Cajun history timeline.
Participants will learn what it means to go to a "Fais-dos-dos" and a little about the differences between traditional Cajun Mardi Gras and the popular New Orleans style Mardi Gras.
Learn the basics of the waltz.
Learn the basics of the waltz.
Learn the similarities waltzing has to walking.
Learn the basics of the waltz step.
Students will learn the best posture and positioning for the waltz.
Learn to do the step going backwards.
Practice the step in a circle.
Learn how to dance with a partner.
Practice the waltz with music.
Learn some waltz moves.
Learn how to signal for a move in the waltz.
Practice with music.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the basics of the two-step.
Learn the moves of the two-step.
Learn the moves of the two-step.
Learn the moves of the two-step.
Practice the two-step.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Learn the basics of the shuffle.
Practice the shuffle.
Learn the moves of the shuffle.
Practice the shuffle.

About the instructors

Kerry Villnuve

Learn to Dance #LikeACajun
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Growing up in a Cajun family, Kerry always cherished the stories and family traditions passed down from the older generations. She took a strong sense of pride in her heritage, and keeping the culture alive has always been important to her. Kerry began Cajun Dancing before she can remember. Originally taught by her grandparents and other family members from both sides of her family, her parents brought her and her brothers to a children’s performing dance group while still in elementary school. The group, Les Joie De Vie, was led by Sam Moran, and was part of the Cajun French Music Association Baton Rouge Chapter. Kerry and her family performed with this group all over Louisiana for several years. By the time she was in Junior High, Kerry and her two brothers were teaching classes at several schools in the area. When Kerry hears Cajun music, she can’t help but start dancing!

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