Cascade Zydeco is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Association dedicated to bringing Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community.
We wrapped up and tied in a pretty (hot & sweaty) bow another Swamp Romp at the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival! This annual event is our #1 marketing and outreach activity and THE party that zydeco fans from around the country come to each year. So many people said to me at the festival how much they love our dance community, our welcoming and friendly dancers, the good time and happy vibe. Read about it and watch the video on oregonlive.com
We could not accomplish this without the love and hard work of Dick Brainard, Roland & Janine Jemerson, and the many volunteers who staffed the booth, taught the dance lessons, ran the sound for the lessons, introduced the bands, and helped put up and take down the booth. Look for new dancers at our Wednesday night lessons and DJ dance parties, welcome them and ask them to dance!
Many thanks to outgoing CZ board members; Angie Lindquist and Amy Rosenthal for their service on the board, you will be missed! We are so grateful to returning board members Patty Kadel, Ben Groce, Gabe Farkas, Vicky Ryan Barbur, and Marie Torrillo. We will introduce our new board members at the annual meeting.
I want to say a special thank you to Penny Holeman and Phil Coquillette for hosting weekly Sunday zydeco dance and social time in Vancouver, Roland for coordinating the dance instructors & bands & our front door/set up volunteer angels, Kathy Jones, Angie Lindquist, Roberta Stevens, Susan Farkas, Rick Wiseman and Dave Maggalini! Cascade Zydeco is YOUR community, please get involved!
Et toi my friends, see you on the dance floor!
Cascade Zydeco teams up with the Lehrer Pub and Too Loose Cajun Zydeco Band for two Sunday afternoon holiday dances. Eat shrimp po'boys and gumbo and dance to the tunes of Too Loose on the great floor at the Lehrer.
November's event will include a food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Catch the lesson at 1:00 and dance the rest of the afternoon from 2 - 5pm.
The Lehrer is 1.5 miles off Hwy 26 at the SW Canyon Road exit. Full bar, food and a big dance floor!
Lehrer Pub 8775 SW Canyon Ln • Portland, OR
Sunday, Nov 23rd & Sunday, Dec 21st
Doors open & Lesson 1pm
Dance 2 - 5pm with Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band
$10 covers includes the lesson (but does not include food or drinks)
Dance on a beautiful floor and enjoy the ample off street parking around the back of the building. Turn on Overlook Blvd and park behind Kaiser. Enter through the side door on Failing Street.
Feel free to bring your own water bottle or soft drinks or purchase water there for just $1. And for those wanting to have an adult beverage, there are two dancer-friendly lounges one block north of Polish Hall on Interstate Avenue.
7:15 - 8pm Beginner lesson
8 - 10:00pm Dance to Zydeco, Cajun and Blues with a rotating lineup of DJ's
Admission $6 general and $4 for CZ members includes the lesson
First Wednesday is out. First Friday is in. 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
$5, all ages welcome
Postings for Cajun/Zydeco dances on portlanddancing.com are now found at the bottom of the list under the letter "Z".
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.
7 - 9 pm, lesson on request
Free, as always!
Questions? Contact Penny or Phil at email@example.com or (360) 576-8971
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