Lively two-steps and lyrical waltzes are at the core
of Cajun dance music. Through generations, Cajuns of all ages have
danced and made their music and dance part of the social fabric of
their culture and heritage. You can dance any night of the week at
any one of many dance halls in Southwest Louisiana, from Eunice to
Iota, and from Mamou to Lafayette! Friendly, social people will
greet you and talk with you and even give you a dance lesson or
to The Midway Ramblers First Friday Cajun dances, held October
through May, and youíll think youíve been transported to a Cajun
dance hall alive with music and friendly atmosphere. Friends and
guests dance and socialize. We do a little dance instruction to the
two-step, waltz, and even attempt the Cajun jitterbug and zydeco
steps. Hot stuff!! All the more to enjoy the experience, and you
donít need to come with a partner. Hey, cher, itís custom in Cajun
country for everybody to dance with everybody else! And come
casual, the better to move about on the dance floor. Donít dance?
Come anyway and enjoy some of the best authentic Cajun and zydeco
music in Chicago!
The time has
come for us to say farewell to our First Friday Dances at the Irish
We've held the dances for ten years and
will have left the dance scene in much better shape than when we
started in 2001. There is no one reason for wanting a break, just
a feeling that this is the right time to move on. Many of you
started your "careers" in Cajun music and dance at the Irish Center,
and some of you go at least as far back in decades as we do with our
love of Cajun dance music. We thank all of you for attending our
dances over the last ten years. We certainly grew as a band and
many of you made new and lasting friendships. We will be happy to
host any guest band dances that come our way and in the future may
schedule one dance in the Spring and Fall for the Ramblers as well.
Please check our calendar page and come to one of our events. We'd
be happy to see y'all!