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Adiyah Crute Beverly Trask Social Dance November 18, 2009 Zydeco Zydeco is a form of American roots or folk music . It evolved in southwest Louisiana in the early 19th century from forms of Louisiana Creole music . The rural black Creoles of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas still sing in Creole French . When the class attended zydeco dancing a t Rock-n-Bowl it was somewhat of a culture shock for me because the people participating in the dancing were way older than me and I wasn’t used to the type of music that was being played . I also wasn’t too familiar with the type of music they were listening to and the dance moves . There were some people there that very experienced and knew complex move with their partners, others were inexperienced and kept doing the same few steps
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Unformatted text preview: . One of the people there took me and taught me the simple “two-step” and “turn” in relation to zydeco dance steps. It was nice seeing all the people at Rock-n-Bowl participate in dancing because they looked like they were having a good time, and it didn’t seem to matter whether or not you had a dance partner . They also had line dances. If you regularly attended zydeco nights you would know how to do them . I was able to pick up a few of the line dances, others were far too complicated for me to be able to pick up on immediately. Overall I enjoyed my first zydeco experience. I learned a lot and might incorporate the technique I learned into some new dances I already know....
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