The CZ Mission

Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Association dedicated to bringing Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community.

Wednesday Night Zydeco at Polish Hall

Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of each month.

Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, Oregon

Polish Hall

Dance on a beautiful floor and enjoy the ample off street parking around the back of the building.

No partner required! Zydeco dancers change partners after almost every song. Ask anyone to dance! Bring your own water bottle or soft drinks or buy bottled water there for $1.

7:15 - 8pm Lesson
8 - 10pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun & Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's

Admission $6 General
$4 Cascade Zydeco members
includes the lesson

First Friday
Zydeco Socials with Roland & Janine

Roland and Janine

The FIRST week of every month get your Zydeco on at Viscount Studio with Roland and Janine's First Friday Zydeco Social. Get as much or as little zydeco coaching as you want and have a relaxed evening of dancing with R & J's usual smooth and grounded zydeco groove and great playlist.

The Viscount Studio • 720 SE Sandy Blvd • Portland OR
Dance 7:30 - 10:30pm
all ages welcome

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
Cascade Zydeco & the Lehrer Pub bring you the Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band!

Enjoy some southern cookin' and get down with the Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band. turkey playing accordionMake the most of the spacious dance floor, full bar, great food & off street parking!

Lehrer Pub
8775 SW Canyon Lane
Portland, Oregon

The Lehrer is 1.5 miles off Hwy 26 at the SW Canyon Road exit.

Sunday, Dec 21, 2015
Lesson 1pm
Dance 2 - 5pm with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band
$10 cover, includes the lesson

Winter Zydeco Workshop, Dance & Brunch
Saturday & Sunday, Jan 17 - 18, 2015

sean donovan dips his partnerCascade Zydeco is bringing Sean ‘Gator Boy’ Donovan back to Portland for a weekend of happy feet! Here's your chance to go beyond-the-basics and put some style and extra fun into your zydeco, blues, two-step, and waltz. Beginning dancer? Work on your basics over the next few weeks at our weekly drop-in lesson and you'll be ready to join the fun in January.
Watch Sean dance.

January 17th, Saturday afternoon workshop from 1-6pm

Saturday night, January 17th, 7:30 - 10pm
Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band at Polish Hall

Sunday morning, January 18th, 10 - 11:30am
Zydeco Brunch at Tapalaya Cajun/Creole Restaurant
28 NE 28th, Portland, Oregon

Brunch served, family style, at 10am and dancing with DJ Ken Sargent until 11:30am.

Workshop, Dance, and Brunch, $65 per person, cash or check, or $67.25 using Paypal.

Can't make it to the whole thing?
Ala carte pricing:
Workshop only $50 cash or check, or $51.75 with Paypal
Dance only $10 at the door
Sunday Brunch only $15 cash or check, or $15.75 with Paypal (includes gratuity & CZ is buying your coffee)
Save $10 when you buy the whole enchilada!
Pay with cash or check or use the Paypal buttons below.

Preregistration is required for the Workshop and Tapalaya brunch. Registration is available at any Cascade Zydeco event or you may email Chere at chewei0922@gmail.com. We will try to keep a reasonable lead/follow balance at the workshop.

Register in person or by email and pay with cash, check, or use the Paypal button below (which adds a small processing fee). Use the drop down menu to choose your option. And don't worry! You can change your quantities in Paypal if you need to pay for more than one person.

Workshop Weekend Options

Where in the world is Cajun/Zydeco?

Postings for Cajun/Zydeco dances on portlanddancing.com are now found at the bottom of the list under the letter "Z".

Join Cascade Zydeco or Renew Your Membership

Use PayPal or a credit card, download a printable membership form, or pick one up at a Wednesday night dance. Get dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!


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Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver, WA

Sunday Zydeco dancers

Dance Zydeco in Vancouver, WA every Sunday at the Silver Star Saloon, near the corner of 4th Plain and Andreson. Big wood dance floor, full bar, food, off street parking, and friendly dancers! Watch a video of the very first night at Silver Star Saloon.

Silver Star Saloon
6718 NE 4th Plain Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661

7 - 9 pm • free!

Questions? Contact Penny or Phil at twops@q.com  or (360) 576-8971

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