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.

Diane at Mardi GrasFebruary 9th is
Fat Tuesday

Join in the Mysti Krewe of Nimbus Mardi Gras Parade!

March 5&6, 2016
CZ Workshop
Weekend registration

Reserve your space individually, or receive a discount on a lead/follow combo registration.

Weekend Package:

Workshop, snacks, live dance and brunch: $70 per person

Register together as a lead/follow combination package: $130 for two people

Ala Carte options:
Workshop only: $60      Brunch only: $20
Dance only: $10 at the door

Download a registration form!

Once you have registered, there are two ways to pay:

Pay by check payable to
Cascade Zydeco
and mailed to:
c/o Chere Weiss
13311 NW 10th Ave, Unit A,
Vancouver, WA  98685

You can also pay on line with
PAYPAL using a debit or credit card.

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. Membership dues of just $25 a year give you DJ dance discounts and help bring Zydeco and Cajun music and dance to our community!


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.

Wednesday Zydeco at Polish Hall

Polish HallWhen we don't have a live band, Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming DJ dance on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday of every month.

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

Polish Hall • 3832 NE Interstate Ave • Portland, OR
Admission $7 General • $5 Cascade Zydeco members

March 5 & 6, 2016 • Zydeco Dance
Workshop with Sean Donovan
• Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band
• Sunday Zydeco Brunch at Tapalaya

Sean DonovanSaturday afternoon, March 5th, 1:30 - 6pm, Sean Gatorboy Donovan will teach an afternoon workshop of Zydeco & Blues

Saturday night
7:30 - 10pm, Too Loose Cajun/Zydeco Band will bring their signature Louisiana sound to Polish Hall.

Sunday morning, March 6th, 9:15 - 11am, Tapalaya Restaurant will serve up another fabulous brunch of southern cooking while we dance among the tables.

There will be more details closer to the date, so keep checking back. Or, better yet, sign up for the Cascade Zydeco newsletter and get the scoop right in your email box. Prices and registration info are over there in the left-side column. And you can download a registration form here!

Note: Registrations for Follows are temporarily on hold until we balance our lead/follow ratio. Please email Chere if you would like to be put on the waiting list or rustle up a dance buddy and register as a combo!

Polish Hall • Workshop and Dance • March 5th
3832 NE Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon

Tapalaya Restaurant • Sunday Brunch • March 6th
28 NE 28th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Looking for more dancing?


The best on-line resource for Portland dance information now lists Cajun/Zydeco events under the letter Z!

Get Involved, Get Connected

Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver

Penny and Phil






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

Every Sunday, 7 - 9 pm, lesson on request

Free, as always!

Questions? Contact at Penny twops@q.com

2nd Friday
Zydeco Social
Feb 12, 2016
at Viscount Studio

Roland and Janine

Join Roland and Janine every second Friday of the month for a friendly, laid back night of zydeco at Viscount Studio.

Second Friday Zydeco Social 8 - 10:30pm

Viscount Studio
720 SE Sandy Blvd
Portland, Oregon

All ages welcome, $5

Cascade Zydeco photos on Flickr

Past Issues of the CZ Newsletter


Cascade Zydeco
Bon Ton Roulet
TooLoose Cajun Band
New Iberians

Seattle and National

Gatorboy Productions

NW Zydeco Cajun Connection

National Zydeco & Swing