Cajun Zydeco (2018 program)

Yael Schy
Dance B – South Gym / 12:00 - 1:00

Cajun music, emblematic music of Louisiana played by the Cajuns, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of Canada. The basic dances are the two-step and the Cajun waltz.

Zydeco is a musical genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers, and which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the native people of Louisiana. Zydeco music is more percussive than Cajun music, and the dance is more bluesy and rooted in African dance traditions. These dances are very simple to learn, and lots of fun! Come join Yael and “Let the good times roll!”

Yael Schy has been teaching various kinds of partner dancing and folk dancing for over 40 years. She is a longtime dance & improvisational theater instructor at Lark World Music & Dance Camp, and has taught for many years at the SF Free Folk Festival and numerous other festivals and camps. She is also the director of All That Jazz, a San Francisco based musical improv troupe.