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Glide Studios of Lafayette

"Collaboration and Partnership in Music and Dance"

Downtown Lafayette's Newest Community Space

Glide Studios of Lafayette, LA offers dance workshops, intimate house concerts, event hosting and featured artists.  Glide Studios is all about bringing the community back together

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A Venue For Coming Together and Creating

"I wanted this space to be a space for dancing, social dancing, movement and exploring. I want to attract people who want to host things, teach things, and try things out. This is a venue for coming together and creating"

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Harold Bernard, Jr
Director/Dancer/Instructor
Credit: theadvertizer

The Acadiana Advocate Review

“I pretty much tie the music and the dance into the culture and the history of the music and try to make them get a little bit of a feeling for that"
Harold Bernard, Jr
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Cajun/Zydeco Classes

Dance Workshops

Classes are Wednesdays from 6:30p till 8:30p Learn Cajun/ZydecoCall 337-258-6788 or email for reservations$10/walkin or $40/four sessions

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House Concerts

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House Concerts and Dances will also be part of the multiuse facility. Musicians will perform early evening concerts and dances in an intimate setting.  

Dance Workshops

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Swing offered on Tuesdays at 6:30p till 8:30p by Tom Dunn 
Coming soon...Salsa, Tango and Square Dancing
Call 337-258-6788 or email for reservations
$10/walkin or $40/four sessions

Event Hosting

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Looking for a cool, new place to host your next party or corporate event?  Checkout Glide Studios to host your next event.    For more information, email Harold Bernard.

Featured Artists

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Glide Studios makes their ArtWalk debut with artwork by local artist, Trent Oubre.


Harold Bernard, Jr

Harold Bernard, Jr.

Harold Bernard has literally been raised in the Dance Halls of South Louisiana. In the early years he witnessed musicians and dancers who brought generations of experience to the band stand and the dance floor. “I have so much gratitude and admiration for the Acadian people who have carried the flame, saving this part of our culture for future generations”. In 1986 Harold started traveling and spreading the word of his unique Acadian Culture through music and dance. Through the 80s, 90s and especially since 2000 Harold has spread the joy of dance throughout the United States, Europe and beyond teaching at festivals like Ashokan, Buffalo Gap, Augusta just to name a few. Working and traveling with such greats as Boi Sec Ardoin, Canray Fontenot, Dewey Balfa, Lionel Leleux and dancing with incredible dance partners like Millie Ortego and Christine Balfa. At present Harold is based in Lafayette, LA and New Orleans LA offering Cajun/Jitterbug and Zydeco Workshops to all levels of dancers. “Stewardship of our language, music, dance, literature, art and cuisine is essential to keep our culture safe so that it’s not diluted or being mistaken for anything but the pure, ever changing traditions of our ancestors.” Harold will bring you the joy of not only the dance but the Joi de Vivre of a people named “Cajuns.”


Upcoming Events

During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown comes alive as each independent gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Art aficionados and casual patrons alike will leave inspired as they explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District.  More Info

Cell: (337) 258-6788
Email: harold@glidestudioslafayette.com
315 Jefferson Street  Lafayette, LA 70501

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