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Acadiana tour w/Cajun/Zydeco dance class

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Acadiana tour w/Cajun/Zydeco dance class

4 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
car ride

Acadiana tour w/Cajun/Zydeco dance class

car ride

Acadiana tour w/Cajun/Zydeco dance class

4 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

At 9 AM Saturday morning, 20 min. North of Lafayette, meet us at our very own famous SWLA underground honky tonk and dancehall, called The Whirlybird, where we'll host a Cajun & Zydeco dance class, learning the two-step and waltz. At approx. 9:30 AM we will travel independently in a caravan to famous Fred's Lounge in Mamou to dance to live Cajun music. Approx. 10:45 AM we leave Fred's, traveling independently, meeting at the Savoy Music Center in Eunice, where we will be listening to a live Cajun music jam, on-going every Sat for over 50 years. At 12 noon we will say "Good Bye" at the Savoy Music Center

Your host

Jim - And, Of Course, Christy

Jim - And, Of Course, Christy

Southern Living, "Christy Leichty & Jim Phillips are well-known artists & educators who love Cajun and Creole music and the culture so dearly that they moved to Louisiana to help rebuild and work in education after the 2005 hurricanes. In addition to their educational endeavors, they bought an old Texaco distribution center, moved it to a secret location, and outfitted it as a dance hall/theater called The Whirlybird." Immersed in dynamic French Louisiana creative community for 25+ years, they've taught dance at culture camps and festivals, and have even played and danced on the Fais Do Do Stage at Jazz Fest. Airbnb Superhosts for quite some time, Christy and Jim remind that you can even stay over in the Whirlybird, itself (look for Folk Art Honky Tonk on Airbnb) or nearby in a renovated horse barn (look for Folk Art Barn on Airbnb).

What's included

Drinks
We will have coffee, tea and water at The Whirlybird

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Where you'll be

We have our own private underground dancehall/Honky Tonk, The Whirlybird, featured in Southern Living Magazine. We visit 2 more famous places to feel the soul of this magical area called Acadiana. We'll dance to live Cajun music at Fred's Lounge in Mamou, and, listen to the finest live Cajun music at the Savoy Music Center in Eunice.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

You do not have to sign up as a couple. Come one, come all. We will make sure everyone gets a chance to dance with a partner. We - Christy and Jim - will fill in as a partner when necessary. We want everyone to feel the joy of Cajun and Zydeco partner dancing. Allons! - Let's go!
Jim - And, Of Course, Christy
Acadiana tour w/Cajun/Zydeco dance class
4 reviews
$30 / person
4 reviews
$30 / person