Winter 1998 Northwest Zydeco Newsletter:
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1998 Louisiana Events
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Suttle Lake Dance Fest, Oregon October
by Tom Dempsey
I carpooled with friends through a dark, snowy pass to arrive at a heart
warming dance weekend in Oregon with the Zydeco
Flames. The dancing was great but the gourmet food alone was incentive
enough for us to drive the seven hours from Seattle. Many arrived at the
cabins feeling tired from the work week, but all were soon rejuvinated
by the music, food, dancing, and company. Forty Seattle area dancers joined
100 more (mostly Oregonians) at this third annual zydeco dance camp by
Zydeco, (503) 452-3719. I met new & old friends and learned new
dance styles at the workshops & dances. For musicians, Lloyd Meadows
of the Zydeco Flames taught a rubboard workshop, and Bruce Gordon of the
Zydeco Flames gave an accordion workshop.
I highly recommend
going next year. See you there!
Dance Survival Gear
- Cash: Support the beverage or food service to help the venue thrive.
- Fluids: Rehydrate often.
- Earplugs: Protect your future hearing. At a musical instruments shop,
ask for professional earplugs with high decibel reduction and balanced
acoustics. Drug stores also carry wax & foam earplugs. Use as directed.
- Shoes: Look for good support, breathability, crush protection, &
optimum sliding friction. Try leather bottoms for wood floors and flat-tred
tennis shoes for concrete or grass. Sticky soles can hurt your knees.
- Bring extra shirts: A loose fit and soft, absorbent natural fibers
(such as cotton, silk, or rayon) are comfortable for energetic dancing.
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