Where: Angelle’s Whiskey River Landing in Henderson, LA
Earn your stamp: Learn the Whiskey River Jitterbug, an easy Cajun two-step, at this converted back porch in the Atchafalaya Basin, where the only item on the agenda is dancing. For the best lesson, look for Antoine “Pop” Melancon, an 80-year-old local who never misses a dance.
When to go: Sunday nights from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. year-round. The joint gets jammed on Mardi Gras weekend, when as many as 1,100 people come.
Plan it now: Ten bucks gets you in, a cash bar serves beer and spirits, and for $5 you can get a hamburger. whiskeyriverlanding.ne