Like a good drug, over and over and over. This competition is for couples consisting of one Leader and one Follower performing one of the following partnered dances (Detroit Ballroom, DC Hand Dance, Lindy Hop, Bop, Zydeco & Chicago Stepping) Routines must be a minimum of two-minutes and a maximum of four-minutes in length. Zydeco Challengers Dance Academy Presents Zydeco Dance Lessons Saturday – 9:00 am – 10:00 am Zydeco Dance Lessons Café 4212 4212 Almeda, Houston, TX $10 Per Class Per Person or $40 Per Month Per Person Contact: Tammy Reed - 713-530-5914 Michael Branch - 832-865-7765 You will never stop dancing, it's contagious. WIN BIG $$ Pacific Northwest Bring Your Style to Us Winning 2020 couple return the following year to defend title. Kym Yadisernia's son Jack (Kym is one of Diva's owners) was born with Cornelia de Lang Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Her family extends back to the early  1700s, before the Spanish and French occupation of the Louisiana  Territory and before the existence of the 13 colonies in America and  definitely before The Louisiana Purchase! This six piece, high-energy Zydeco Dance band will be kicking off the Elm Park Concert Series with a spicy mixture of up-tempo Zydeco, Blues and Soul, Cajun waltzes, Creole, and a … Any Ducrés from the North Shore, Bayou LaCombe, Bayou  Bonfuca, Slidell or anywhere in St. Tammany Parish—WE ARE FAMILY!! Oct 23rd - Oct 24th 2020 See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Diva Dance Competition is a proud supporter of the CdLS Foundation. They organize dance lessons and they promote cajun/zydeco events thru an email list. Dr. Ivan Gladstone Van Sertima was a Guyanese-born associate professor  of Africana Studies at Rutgers University in the United States. Take part in a motorcycle poker run, Zydeco dance competition, and more. Louisiana bands such as Leroy Thomas and Dexter Ardoin have played to their audiences. Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people. Labor Day weekend is full of good music, fun, and more fun at the annual Cane River Zydeco Festival! The Dollioles at the time of the Louisiana Purchase start date, 1803. https://prcno.org/new-research-explores-free-people-color-built-wealth-community-real-estate/?fbclid=IwAR0MmCVVTDa5leZbeSq5e6kINainI-Nxt-6xbj9LSCnu51-ieH1Vj61pj, Milford "Stack" Dolliole, Grandfather of Cynthia Elizabeth Dolliole, was a drummer for the New Orleans Brass Bands:  Onward Brass Band and The Tuxedo Brass Band. http://www.atakapa-ishak.org/history/, Atakapa -Ishak Bands of SouthWest Louisiana and SouthEast Texas He was a Choctaw filé maker, businessman and  STORYTELLER. It is a minimalistic dance where most movement takes place below the navel while the upper body remains relatively static. Her family extends back to the early  1700s, before the Spanish and French occupation of the Louisiana  Territory and before the existence of the 13 colonies in America and  definitely before The Louisiana Purchase! The judges selected to be represented by IDA are requred to go through a rigerous pre-screening process. The tempo is predominantly fast yet there are slower zydeco tunes. Diva Dance Competition was born as a way to spread awareness about CdLS, raise funds and bring dancers together doing something they love for a greater good. IDA judges are in-demand, professional adjudicators and dancers who all have experience behind the table and vast knowledge of ALL styles of dance. Cynthia Dolliole of New Orleans, Our Special Guest of Honor. BECOME the NUMBER ONE ZYDECO DANCE COUPLE in THE WORLD - Winning Couple return to defend title the following year! In this penetrating study, Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux looks beyond long-standing mythology to provide a critical account of early Acadian culture in Louisiana and the reasons for its survival and the impact on the Indigenous people of Louisiana. Oct 23, 1903 - May 2, 1994, "Bette Davis Eyes", Featuring one of our Jazz Artist, from La Pampa, Argentina. At the Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - REGISTER AT THE FESTIVAL for the Zydeco Dance Contest . The CdLS Foundation is an important part of Diva Dance Competition's mission. Diggy diggy lie, diggy diggy low. Their story is deeply inter-wined with the story of the growth and the development of an important farming and cattle-raising area of Louisiana. Zydeco dancing has always been quite popular among African American and Creole groups in Louisiana. Whole institution with dance … We specialize in various dance styles like princess ballerina, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, boys hip hop, theater dance, team dance, pre-competition. Enjoy live music and take part in a motorcycle poker run, zydeco dance competition, and more. ALL OF YOUR ROUTINE PHOTOS & VIDEOS ARE FREE! My Cajun, Louisiana Creole and zydeco music blog. After a brief stay in New Orleans, (receiving their land deeds from two Acadian landowners, though it is noted that the majority of the Atakapas fought against this land deal) they proceeded to Plagumines Parish, then on to the land of the Atakapas. To learn more about our cause, visit. Louisiana Creole cooking would not be the world renown cuisine it  is today were it not for the contribution of the Indigenous people. Great music for driving in a car, drinking to, bouncing off each other. Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people. Diva Dance Competition is a proud supporter of the CdLS Foundation. Waltz, Cajun 2 Step, Jig, & Cajun Jitterbug lessons! Yambilee Building, Opelousas, Louisiana - Saturday, August 31, 2013. Zydeco, a music genre created by Southwest Louisiana's Indigenous Black Creoles (a group of people of mixed Indigenous/African, Afro Caribbeans & European Descent, offered the rural poor a way to express themselves and escape the hardships of everyday life in the South, with grace, style and artistry.) Atakapa:  https://prezi.com/zotputwrrzb9/atakapa-indians/, The Founding of New Acadia:  The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765-1803. Kym Yadisernia's son Jack (Kym is one of Diva's owners) was born with Cornelia de Lang Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux - Author Contrary to the popular belief, it is not Cajun in origin. He convincingly dispels many received notions about the routes  Acadians traveled from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, their original  settlement sites, and the patterns of their subsequent migrations within  the state, and closely examines the relations of Louisiana's Acadians  with their African, Spanish, Indian, and Creole neighbors. Take Centerstage Dance Challenge was born in 2008 out of a desire to bring education back to the dance competition industry. The unevenness of the beat can make it harder for some people to learn than other dances, but it really is a basic dance where you shift back and forth on … People identifying as Atakapa-Ishak. All that bought tickets, your tickets will be honored at the March event. Feb. 23rd (6-9 pm), we will teach you to dance like this! http://www.atakapa-ishak.org/council/. Congratulations are in order for Shawn Michael Jude Papillion, Shaman of  the Atakapa-Ishak tribe. The Lake Charles native is a student at  McNeese State University where she is studying Psychology with a minor  in Biology. Pacific Northwest International Blues/Rhythm - Rock & Roll Festival   Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th, 29 &  30th, 2022) brought to you by Real World EDA/NSEDA. In tribute to CONGO SQUARE & STORYVILLE in New Orleans! Dolliole family is from  New Orleans and French Creole. All area codes are 504; the country code is 1. Shawn’s daughter, Maaliyah Papillion, was  recently crowned Miss Louisiana. https://eventssaintlucia.com/saint-lucia-summer-festival/creole-heritage-month/, In 1764, The Atakapa Nation was  confiscated by Joseph Broussard  Beausoleil (previously released from prison in Halifax, Nova Scotia along with 200 Acadians, They at first arrived in Saint Dominique (present day Haiti, then on to New Orleans on The Santo Dominigo), the Acadians, now called the Cajuns on Feb 27th, 1765. In the meantime, read about the DOLLIOLE FAMILY HERE:  http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/1324   They called him "Stack" © 2016 Diva Dance Competition, Inc. - All Rights Reserved, Diva Dance Competition is a proud supporter of the CdLS Foundation. In the meantime, read about the DOLLIOLE FAMILY HERE: https://eventssaintlucia.com/saint-lucia-summer-festival/creole-heritage-month/, https://prezi.com/zotputwrrzb9/atakapa-indians/, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-05-14/amazon-clean-power-help-fuel-washington, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/1324. Be advised, Washington state ranked #1 state in America, 2019, by U.S. News and World Report - https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2019-05-14/amazon-clean-power-help-fuel-washington. Cynthia is also a music  instructor at The Audubon School of Music, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Louisiana Creole is a term used to describe people whose ancestry traces to the state of Louisiana prior to the territory being acquired by the U.S. in the Louisiana Purchase. Once the Acadians arrived, their tribe was decimated by infectious disease. Like the blues, early zydeco offered a way for the rural poor both to express and to escape the hardships of life through music and dance. My family is a tapestry of many peoples. This is a selective listing of night clubs and other places to hear and dance to Cajun and zydeco music in the Greater New Orleans area. night at 7:30pm for line dancing class. Zydeco (French: "les haricots" or "le zaricot", English: "green beans") is a form of American roots or folk music. Live judging not only provides a more personal experience for the dancers but also a more educational one. Cajun music is the music of the caucasian  Cajuns of south Louisiana, while zydeco is the music of the Indigenous Blacks speaking Creoles of the same region. Labor Day Weekend (Sept  4th, 5th & 6th, 2021) Natchitoches, LA Labor Day weekend is full of good music, fun, and more fun at the 20th Annual Cane River Zydeco Festival! KAREN SOUZA  is an Argentinian jazz and bossa nova singer, songwriter, and producer. To learn more about our cause, visit www.CdLSusa.org. It's about educating, inspiring and giving back. I  honor all my relations! WIN 3 Day/Night Hotel stay and Festival 3 Day/Night pass. Zydeco Dance Party Various Artists (Artist) Format: Audio CD. Arts & Heritage Festival An easy way to learn this dance is to lean to one side for the 'slow', then shift your body weight quickly from side to side for the 'quick, quick.' By participating in our competition, you are helping to support our cause, the CdLS Foundation. I am related to the Ducrés of Bayou LaCombe and Nick Ducré  is an ancestor of mine. For example, there is a Cajun waltz, Cajun two-step and Cajun jitterbug. Photos are available for download during the event. Country / Line / Zydeco Men Country / Line / Zydeco Women Cynthia is also a music  instructor at The Audubon School of Music, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our goal is to provide the most positive and personal experience possible to each dancer and studio and therefore we will never overfill an event. Instant feedback allows the dancers to apply their critiques immediately to their next routine and grow and improve as the day goes on. If You win, it automatically qualifies you to DEFEND your title the following year. (The Founding of New Acadia: The Beginnings of Acadian Life in Louisiana, 1765 - 1803), by Acadian Author/Historian, Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux). Their remaining people reside in southern Louisiana and Texas. Iverson said she has been zydeco dancing for about 10 years and that she and Maloid often enter zydeco dance competitions together. Copyright © 2020 Pacific Northwest Jazz - All Rights Reserved. These dance genres are to the music that originated in the early 20th century from the Francophone Creole Acadians. He attended also SOAS University of London and The University of London. If you come to hear Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole in Tallahassee, Fla. at the BBC on Sun. 3 talking about this. We were already here, before the Spanish and the French and definitely before the 13 colonies and the 1804 Louisiana Purchase. Scattered to the Winds Zydeco Dancing: Quick to learn, slow to master, dance from Louisiana Bayou. 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 ratings. Both have common areas in Louisiana and influences, and there is much overlap in the repertoire and style of each, (Zydeco is a music genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by the French Creole speakers which in an alternative theory derives from the ATAKAPA people). Zydeco Instructional Line Dance Videos The Texas Zydeco Slide Line Dance with The Line Dance Queen Join The Line Dance Queen in Houston, Texas every Thurs. She toured Louisiana, and afterwards, she headed to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss USA pageant. There was need for quality judges' critiques, adherence to a traditional scoring method, and an emphasis on education over trophies - all at an affordable price. The Creole Renaissance Festival 2013 dance contest finals... Texas vs. Louisiana. Traditional Country/Western apparel is worn. Diva Dance Competition was born as a way to spread awareness about CdLS, raise funds and bring dancers together doing something they love for a greater good. Enjoy live music and take part in a motorcycle poker run, zydeco dance competition, and more! Zydeco dancing is type of Cajun dancing performed to zydeco music. “We had stiff competition… He was best known for his Olmec alternative origin speculations, a brand  of pre-Columbian contact theory, which he proposed in his book They  Came Before Columbus . Artists familiar with Zydeco compared Curley's music to that of the late, great Beau Jocque. It evolved in southwest Louisiana in the early 20th century from forms of Louisiana Creole music. Videos are available for download within two days after the event. Respond to paul@realworldeda.com, brought to you by Real World EDA/NSEDA. Bring your style, it might entitle you to $2,000 and more. A strong extension of Louisiana's French and Creole culture, zydeco keeps a fast pace and a consistently upbeat tempo. In honor of INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY and International Creole Heritage  Month. The zydeco dance is one of the many Cajun dance styles. Jane Landers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History at  Vanderbilt University. Definite formula for rythmic success. Pacific Northwest International Jazz/Zydeco Heritage Festival 2021, Sept, 4/5th & 6th, 2021 - Labor Day Weekend, Origin of Zydeco: Cultural Indigenous Authenticity. Private Zydeco Dance lessons by appointment! Jack, Kym's son (pictured above), is well known as Diva's ambassador. What is the controversy surrounding that land deal between them and the Atakapas, who by the way, became infected with disease AND LOST THEIR TRIBAL STATURE and had to assemble within the CADDO tribe because of such. The history of the Creoles of Color in the prairie regions of Louisiana dates back to the early settlements of Louisiana. In 1929, Creole accordionist Amédé Ardoin made the first recordings of la-la music, laying the groundwork for the genre. Pacific Northwest International Jazz Zydeco Heritage Festival Tacoma Pierce County, WA. Kym Yadisernia's son Jack (Kym is one of Diva's owners) was born with Cornelia de Lang Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Enjoy live music by DJ Doc Couty, On Point Band, T Broussard & The Zydeco Steppers and more! Acadiana:  Louisiana's Historic Cajun Country, www.frenchcreoles.com • Zydeco is a 4-count dance in 4/4 time (slow, quick, quick). Diva's unique live judging format provides dancers with a very personalized competition experience. Pacific Northwest International Zydeco WORLD Dance Championship FINALS Instructions for entering, The International Zydeco Dance Competition coming soon! MUST be 21 and OVER! Creoles of Color in The Bayou Country It involves a syncopated rhythm, which means an uneven rhythm. Zydeco is a form of music and dance that originated in southwest Louisiana. Out of respect for everyone's time and wellbeing, we will never begin or end at unreasonable hours. She has written a number of works on Africans in  the Atlantic World, including the award-winning monographs, Black  Society in Spanish Florida and Atlantic Creoles in the Age of  Revolutions - There was another Underground Railroad, it headed SOUTH, to the Caribbeans and South America. We are doing our part in response to the local and federal recommendations to COVID-19 concerns and will reschedule The Crosby Zydeco Festival to March 26-28, 2021 at The Crosby Fairgrounds. Our judges are provided by a NYC based adjudicator staffing service, Impact Dance Adudicators. The so-called Native Americans, were they  actually, the so-called, "Free People of Color"? This Friday and Saturday will see the Cane River Zydeco Festival come back to the downtown Natchitoches riverbank for the 20th year! See details on our website at www.linedancequeen.com. Cynthia Dolliole of New Orleans, Our Special Guest of Honor. Zydeco as a dance style has its roots in a form of folk dance that corresponds to the heavily syncopated zydeco music, originated in the beginning of the 20th century among the Francophone Creole peoples of Acadiana (south-west Louisiana).It is a partner dance that has been primarily danced socially and sometimes in performances.. If competition begins on a Friday, it will not start until after school hours. Hosted during Labor Day Weekend Aug. 30-31, there will be live music, a motorcycle poker run (participants visit checkpoints, draw playing card and try for the best poker hand), zydeco dance competition and numerous food and drink vendors. We know how exhausting competition weekends can be. In country competitions dancers compete in 2-step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, West coast Swing, Cha Cha, Night club two, polka and line dance. Zydeco is a popular accordion based music of Louisiana's Black Creoles, the French speaking Indigenous of the prairies of south central and southwest Louisiana. Award winning dance studio located in Burlington, MA and servicing the surrounding towns including Winchester, Woburn, Stoneham, Billerica, Reading, North Reading, Cambridge, Lexington and Arlington Massachusetts. These people are mainly of French, Spanish, Indigenous/African heritage or a mixture of these heritages, The Atakapa-Ishak (uh-TAK-uh-paw – ee-SHAK), are a Southwest  Louisiana/Southeast Texas tribe of ancient Indigenous people who lived in the Gulf  of Mexico’s northwestern crescent and called themselves, Ishak. (1700-1798) WE WILL NEVER START TOO EARLY OR END TOO LATE! MUST be 21 and OVER! Dancers also receive their award right after their routine making for much shorter award ceremonies. ------------------------------- St Lucia International Creole Heritage At the Pacific Northwest International Jazz-Zydeco Heritage Festival - REGISTER AT THE FESTIVAL for the Zydeco Dance Contest.