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Long before there ever was an AchyBreaky or even a Boot Scoot Boogie, there was Cajun dancing.More than just a here-today, gone-tomorrow line fad, Cajun dancing is apreserved and rapidly growing folk art form. Versatile and fun to learn, itfits in at just about any event, from festivals to dance halls to cowboysaloons.In recent years, the dances of the Acadians have come to life outside of thebayou. Artists like Mary Chapin Carpenter have brought the Cajun beat andinstruments to the mainstream in No. 1 country music hits. Demand for dancesthat fit the rhythms has turned the hobby of folk dancers Rand and CynthiaSpeyrer into a business as professional Cajun-dance instructors. In NewOrleans, just on the outskirts of deep-in-the-swamp Cajun Country, they teachcourses year-round to students of all skill levels.With the help of Ormonde Plater, they have created CajunDancing, a step-by-step guide to learning the folk art. Beginners canlearn the basics while trying the Cajun Waltz and the Two-Step. Theseadaptations make for a lively alternative to the originals. For theintermediate and advanced dancers, the book also covers the intricacies of theCajun Jitterbug. Teaching twenty-five moves and variations to be usedinterchangeably, the advanced section shows die-hard dancers how to put somereal hot sauce in their boots The final chapter is devoted to traditionalgroup dances, while the appendix of Louisiana dance halls helps guide thereader to hot dance halls throughout Cajun country.Two videotapes are also available for use with or without the book.Introduction to Cajun Dancingshows students the basics of theCajun Waltz and Two-Step. Advanced Cajun Dancingfocuses on thedetails of the jitterbug routines. Both tapes are excellent not only asinstructional guides but also for their wonderful soundtracks.

Synopsis:

Covers all aspects from waltzes and two-steps to Cajun Jitterbug.

Synopsis:

More than just a folk art, Cajun dance expresses the richness of the culture, and represents a closeness of family, joy in life, and the unique blend of languages and traditions of this colorful people. This guide teaches the basics, as well as the advanced steps, of this centuries-old dance form, making it easy for anyone to become a bayou show-stopper. 250 photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882899701
With:
Smith, Michael Peter
Author:
Speyer, Cynthia
With:
Plater, Ormonde
Photographer:
Smith, Michael Peter
Author:
Speyrer, Rand
Author:
Speyrer, Cynthia
Author:
Speyer, Cynthia
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Location:
Gretna, La. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dance - Folk
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Cajuns
Subject:
Cajuns -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Cajun music
Subject:
Folk dancing, Cajun.
Subject:
Folk dancing, Cajun -- History.
Subject:
Dance-World and Ethnic
Series Volume:
1534
Publication Date:
19930431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.95x7.04x.55 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Covers all aspects from waltzes and two-steps to Cajun Jitterbug.
"Synopsis" by , More than just a folk art, Cajun dance expresses the richness of the culture, and represents a closeness of family, joy in life, and the unique blend of languages and traditions of this colorful people. This guide teaches the basics, as well as the advanced steps, of this centuries-old dance form, making it easy for anyone to become a bayou show-stopper. 250 photos.
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