Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other Louisiana music and dancing in our community.
7:15 - 8 Lesson
8 - 10 DJ'd music
$7 general, $5 CZ Members
Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance every Wednesday. We start with a basic zydeco lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by 2 hours of open dancing. Great for beginners and experienced dancers, no need to bring a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi!
7:15 - 8pm Lesson
8 - 10pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun, & Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's
1st Wednesday at theEast Portland Eagles
East Portland Eagles
4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd • Portland, OR
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesdays
Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR
Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members
Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Volunteers keep the music and dancing alive and every dollar you contribute in the form of membership dues, dance admissions, and donations goes right to our mission.
Membership is only $25 a year per person, and members receive a $2 discount to all Cascade Zydeco DJ dances. And it's tax deductible!
Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Membership dues give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!
CZ hosts the Seattle's own Zydeco Rex at Polish Hall, Saturday, June 10th.
Zydeco Rex got raves the last time they played for us, with their great sound and danceable style. The floor was packed right through the very last song. They'll be following our 3rd Annual Zydeco Workshop with Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan (see story below) earlier that afternoon, but the dance is open to the public, not just workshop participants.
Zydeco Rex is Tina Tanaka (rubboard/vocals), Kevin Kilmartin (guitar), Will Tanaka (bass), Danny Salonen (drums/vocals), and the incomparable Mark Myking.
Tina and Kevin are veterans of the Seattle Zydeco scene, serving as core members of the notorious Seattle-based group, Captain Leroy and the Zydeco Locals. Will and Mark are relative new-comers to Zydeco, but bring their passion, musical knowledge, and commitment to passin' a good time both to the back line, for Will, and front-center for Mark. Danny is the baby of the group, but has been playing Cajun and Zydeco music for nearly as long as he's been alive, thanks to his grandfather, Dave Lang.
Band plays 7:30 - 10 • $12 (free for workshop participants)
Register now for the 3rd Annual Zydeco Workshop Weekend
~ Intermediate-Advanced Workshop with Sean 'Gator Boy' Donovan Watch a video of Sean and Lilli Ann Carey
~ Saturday night dance with Zydeco Rex at Polish Hall
~ Sunday Zydeco Brunch with DJ dance at Tapalaya Restaurant
Full Workshop/Dance/ Brunch package is $70 per person or $65 per person if registered as a lead/follow combination. Ala carte options are available. Visit photos from the 2016 Workshop Weekend.
The Saturday night dance will be open to the public with a $12 cover.
Registration is now open! Register at any Wednesday night DJ dance or register and pay securily online using the Paypal button below:
$70 for the full weekend, per person, Workshop, Dance, Brunch
$65 per person if you register as a Lead/Follow Combo
$60 for the Workshop only
$20 for the Zydeco Sunday Brunch only
June 10th, Saturday Workshop & Dance
3832 NE Interstate Ave Portland, OR
June 11th, Sunday Brunch / Dance
Tapalaya Cajun Creole Restaurant
28 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR
Cascade Zydeco is a 5019(c)3 non-profit association. Your donations are tax deductible and every dollar goes to our mission of keeping Zydeco music and dance alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Donate securely on line with a credit card or Paypal account, using the button below! Thank you!
Join Roland & Janine for a zydeco lesson at 7:15. Then enjoy dancing to Roland's mix of classic and contemporary zydeco, Cajun, waltz, and blues from 8 - 10pm.
Silver Star Saloon
6718 NE 4th Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661
Sundays, 7 - 9 pm, Free!
Every second Friday of the month, Roland and Janine host a friendly, laid back night of zydeco at Viscount Studio.
Second Friday Zydeco Social 8 - 10:30pm
720 SE Sandy Blvd
All ages welcome, $5