~Zydeco Dancing~ "Because of the very lively music, the overall style is small sidewise steps with relatively steady upper body and no hip swinging, wiggling or jumping. There are exceptions to this rule, but feel of the zydeco is very real and consistent. Zydeco dance can be described as the opposite of swing or ballroom since the direction or feel of the dance is down, not up like swing or ballroom."
Now with that being stated by Wikipedia, I broke some of the rules because I swung my hips just a bit, wiggled a plenty and jumped all about. The Zydeco music is so alive, fresh and upbeat that not one body part can remain still if you are in the same room...oh that squeeze box, washboard and rich voices that lure you onto the dancefloor for hours and hours in to the wee hours of midnight, which I normally do not experience, unless I am dancing!!