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Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern CaliforniaModern Pleasures in a Postmodern World$
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Mark F. DeWitt

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604730906

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.001.0001

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Folk Revival Connection

Folk Revival Connection

The Dancers

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(p.161) Chapter Seven Folk Revival Connection
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Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California
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Mark F. DeWitt

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604730906.003.0007

This chapter focuses on revivalist dancers. Just like revivalist musicians, revivalist dancers had accumulated strong cadres in northern California with well-developed social networks before the enthusiasms of a few of them turned to Louisiana French music. International folk dancing provided a pool of people who were curious about other cultures, and who welcomed the challenge of learning new dance steps and styles. The chapter profiles the following individuals: Gary and Maryanne Canaparo, Paul Strogen, Ron Rumney, and Dana DeSimone.

Keywords:   revivalist dancers, international folk dancing, Gary Canaparo, Maryanne Canaparo, Paul Strogen, Ron Rumney, Dana DeSimone

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