The CZ Mission

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.

Zydeco Wednesdays

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!

• November 15th
3rd Wednesday with
Chere & Ken
Secret Society Ballroom

• November 22nd
4th Wednesday with
Terri Jo
Secret Society Ballroom

• November 29th
Zydeco/Blues Fusion
5th Wednesday with
Marjorie Taylor
Secret Society Ballroom

• December 6th
No Wednesday Zydeco
Secret Society Ballroom
is reserved for a private event - see you next week!

• December 13th
2nd Wednesday with
Adam & Ali
Secret Society Ballroom

• December 20th
3rd Wednesday with
Chere & Ken
Secret Society Ballroom


Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St
Portland, OR

7:15 - 8 Lesson
8 - 10 DJ'd music
$10 general, $8 CZ Members

Make your tax deductible Donation t0 Cascade Zydeco

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 non-profit association. Your donations are tax deductible and every dollar goes to our mission of keeping Zydeco and Cajun 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!


Zydeco News

Be sure to check the CZ Calendar for more details and other events around town! And, while you're at it, sign up for our newsletter, read past newsletters, and visit CZ on Flickr.

Secret Society Ballroom

Cascade Zydeco moves to the
Secret Society Ballroom
beginning November 8th, 2017!

Secret Society BallroomWednesday night Zydeco has moved to the Secret Society Ballroom! Our new partnership with Secret Society offers our dancers a beautiful floor in an historic building, a full bar and restaurant, central location, and parking (after 6pm) in the Multnomah County Library Admin lot across the street.

Dance lesson 7:15 - 8pm
DJ'd dancing 8 - 10pm

$8 Cascade Zydeco members, $10 general
Cascade Zydeco is a non-profit association - we would like you to be a member! Scroll down for membership information.

Secret Society Ballroom
116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR

Join Cascade Zydeco
or Renew Your Membership

Ken Diane PhilCascade 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!


Get Involved, Get Connected

Third Sunday
Cajun Jam
November 19th

Camille dancing

Join your fellow dancers at Camille's house for 3rd Sunday Cajun Jam & Potluck. Live music by local Cajun musicians make for a magical afternoon.

5933 NE 31st Ave
Portland 97211

Potluck and dancing
1 - 3:30pm, Free!

Memorial for
Delmar Martin

Delmar Martin

Delmar Martin's memorial service
Thursday, Nov 16th, 6:00 pm service
7:00 pm reception

LDS Ruscliff Chapel
13520 SE Ruscliff Lane
Milwaukie, OR 97222

After the reception, Jon Magnuson,  will host a gathering at his home for Delmar’s dance friends who want to visit and share stories.  His home is near the chapel where the memorial will be held.

Jon's address is
3666 SE Grogan Ave
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


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