Greg Benusa has been teaching Zydeco, Cajun and Waltz as well other dances for over 15 years.

He produced 3 Zydeco, Cajun & Waltz dance instruction DVD's and currently teaches workshops at festivals and other locations around the country.

Greg also started Zydeco internet fourms called ZydecoTalk.com as well as the facebook zydeco fan page of ZydecoTalk.org

He also has a free Zydeco dance instruction class available on the web and also hosts a weekly Zydeco dance with lessons in San Diego.

Past Workshops:    (workshop details)

  • Denver Workshop, October 18th, 2009
    Intermediate & dvanced Zydeco Dance Workshop
  • Phoenix Zydeco Kickoff Workshop, October 1st, 2009
    Beginning & Intermediate Zydeco Dance Workshop
  • Rhythm & Roots Festival, Sept 4th&5th, Charlestwn RI,
    Zydeco-Swing Saturday, Advanced Zydeco Sunday
  • Long Beach Bayou Festival, June 28th 2009, Advanced Zydeco Dance Workshop
  • San Diego, Gator By The Bay, May 9th, 2009, Advanced & Intermediate Zydeco Workshop
  • Daphne, Alabama Gulf Coast Zydeco Festival, May 15th, 2009, Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Workshop
  • Houston, Texas, before Solo Zydeco Festival, March 13th 2009, Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Workshop.


  • Los Angeles, Int/Adv Zydeco Workshop, Feb 28th
  • Henderson, Louisiana (at Whiskey River) Advanced & Intermediate Zydeco Workshop, January 3rd, 2009
  • Denver Colorado, Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Workshop, November 23rd, 2008
  • San Diego, Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Workshop, July 26th, 2008
  • Weekly Dance Lessons every Thursday at Tio Leo's, San Diego
  • Gator By The Bay, Advanced Zydeco, May 2008
  • Simi Valley Cajun/Creole Festival, Zydeco Line Dances, June 2008
  • Zydeco Dance Workshop, San Diego, Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco, December 1st, 2007
  • Cascade Zydeco Dance Camp, Sept 14th, 2007
    Beginning & Intermediate Zydeco
  • Long Beach Bayou Festival - Long Beach, June 25th, 2007
    Covered Cupid Shuffle Line Dance, Lifts & Follow Spin Bump.
  • Gator By The Bay Festival - San Diego, May 12th&13th, 2007
    Advanced Zydeco covering Louisiana Slides, The partner toss as well as other advanced moves
  • Boston Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco, April 2nd, 07
    Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco 6-8pm
    Chuling Dance Academy, 30 Kneeland St.
    617-426-9099
  • Los Angeles Februrary 25th, 06
    Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco
    New York Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Workshop
    October 31st, 2006
  • San Diego Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco workshop
    October 21st 2006
  • Denver Intermediate & Advanced Zydeco Workshop, September 3rd 2006 (Lyons)
  • Los Angeles Zydeco Workshop, August 18th, 2006
  • Weekly Zydeco Lessons on Tuesday's at Tio Leo's in San Diego, 2006
  • San Diego, Gator By The Bay Zydeco & Blues Festival, May 13th 2006
  • Simi Valley C/Z Festival, May 2006
  • Long Beach Bayou Festival, June 2006

                       2005
  • 2005 San Diego, December, Tio Leo's weekend workshop
  • 2005 New York, Manhattan, October
  • 2005 New York, Manhattan, September
  • 2005 Festivals, Gator By The Bay, Simi Valley, Long Beach
  • 2005 Golden Sails Zydeco Workshop, Los Angeles
  • 2004 Weekly C/Z Dance in San Diego
  • 2004 Minneapolis C/Z Dance
  • 2004 Mexican Zydeco Cruise
  • 2003 Festivals, Gator By The Bay, Simi Valley, Long Beach
  • 2002 Zydeco Workshop, London/England
  • 2002 Redondo Beach Bayou Bash
  • 2002 Gator By The Bay Festival
  • 2002 Simi Valley Cajun Creole Music Festival
  • Coordinated the instructors & taught, Simi Valley Cajun/Creole festival for 2002 & 2003
  • Coordinated the dance instructors & taught, Gator By The Bay for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2006

Greg got addicted to Zydeco about 16 years ago by accident through a local Bon Temps club dance and a few years later he started a weekly CD dance to try and get more folks interested in this great music and dance. He also has web site experience and started a Zydeco web site called www.ZydeCoach.com which is a unique source of dance steps, the hottest video clips of Zydeco dancers, pictures, a message board and other great information.

For lessons or workshops he can be contacted at (619) 857-8409 or email gbenusa@pacbell.net.

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