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.

Chere Weiss

A message from the Prez...

Happy New Year to everyone out there in Zydeco Land!  The New Year is the time we get reflective about the year past and ponder what is coming up next.

We had a lot of fun in 2013 including Urban Dance Camp, the Swamp Romp at the Blues Festival, spreading the gospel of zydeco at several new places, seeing more of Too Loose and lots of Curley Taylor!  We had challenges too: we had to make a quick move when our venue was sold and the board did a great job finding us a new dance space.  

Like any community we had sorrows as well. We mourned the loss of two lovely gentlemen in our dance community.  Rest in peace Rick and Tom. We like to imagine you dancing in the afterlife…

More change comes our way with the need to move one more time. In order to be good stewards of our resources, we felt it wise to pursue other options when our venue rental increased to an unsustainable level. Starting in February 2014 we will be moving to First Wednesdays at the Alberta Street Pub and all other Wednesdays each month at Polish Hall (see the story to your right for details). 

We are hard at work with the changes needed with the new move, maintaining the volunteers needed to run our weekly lessons/dances and special events and planning ahead for bringing in bands and a spring workshop weekend with a band from Louisiana. Stay tuned!

Most of all I want to wish you all Happy New Year and thank you for your support!  Special thanks to our awesome board members Amy, Patty, Gabe, Marie, Ben, Angie, Vicky and Jeanette as well as our band and instructor coordinator, Roland.

How can you help us? Volunteer to cover a 15 minute shift at the front door, join Cascade Zydeco or renew your membership and share the good news about Cascade Zydeco with friends. We need you!  It takes a village to get your zydeco needs fulfilled.

Here’s hoping you make a New Year’s resolution to get out on the dance floor more in 2014. We will see you there!  

Et toi!


Zydeco News

Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday Cascade Zydeco dances at the Polish Hall
3832 N Interstate Ave, Portland, Oregon

Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe are coming to Polish Hall Wednesday, May 28, 2014!

Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier & the Zydeco Ro'Doggs coming to Polish Hall, Friday, June 20, 2014!

Check out the Weekly events to read about Sunday Zydeco in Vancouver and their new venue
Silver Star Saloon
6718 NE 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA

Watch for more events on the CZ Calendar!


Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Wednesday at Polish Hall, 3832 N Interstate Avenue

Every Wednesday night (except the first Wednesday of the month) Cascade Zydeco hosts a friendly, welcoming, relaxed DJ dance at the Polish Hall, 3832 N Interstate Avenue.

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.

All ages are welcome!

Polish HallFeel 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, The Alibi Restaurant and Lounge is just one block north of Polish Hall on Interstate Avenue.

7:15 - 8pm Zydeco Lesson for beginners
8 - 10:00 pm
Dance to recorded music

Admission $6 general and $4 for CZ members includes the lesson


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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