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Creative Alliance at The Patterson
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Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
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Chevy Chas Community Center
Palisades Heb Cap Center

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The Mermaid Inn
TK Club

Richmond Area >
Arthur's Restaurant & Night Club


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Baltimore Area

Creative Alliance at The Patterson

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 (Highlandtown)
410-276-1651 :
Cover: Depends on event
Frequency: Occasionally

Insider Comments:
The Creative Alliance is a community-based nonprofit presenting and promoting the arts and humanities in Baltimore, MD. As a membership organization of artists, writers, scholars, individuals and businesses, the Creative Alliance encourages collaboration in supporting the cultural life of our community. The Creative Alliance holds a number dances that often feature Cajun/Zydeco or other Roots music.

Washington Area

Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom and Bumper Car Pavilion

7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812
301 309-0895 :
Shows sponsored by:
Cajun or Zydeco events scheduled several times each month; check schedule for listings
Lessons: 1 hour lesson before each dance.

Directions: From the Beltway, take either the Clara Barton Parkway (from VA) or the Cabin John Expressway (from MD) toward Glen Echo. From the left lane, take the Glen Echo exit (which involves a U-turn and a right at the fork). At the tee, turn left onto MacArthur Blvd. Continue NW on MacArthur and just past the mini shopping mall turn left. Go to the stop sign and turn left after it into the parking lot. The path to the Spanish Ballroom is at the far side of the bridge.

Insider Comments:
The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo hosts by far the largest Cajun/ Zydeco events in the greater metro DC area. The huge wooden dance floor can accommodate hundreds of dancers (and often does). The atmosphere is friendly and new dancers are always welcome. The venue is smoke and alcohol free, and drinks are on sale. The Ballroom was renovated and reopened during the summer of 2003. The lay out is a little different with one of the best improvements being that the bathrooms are now in the same building!

Philadelphia Area

The Mermaid Inn

7673 Winston Road, Chestnut Hill, PA 19118
FFIC: 215 247-9797 :

Insider Comments:
This is a realitively new zydeco venue. Please send comments if you have any to share.

TK Club

East Hector & Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA
610 828-9352 : Allons Danser website
Sponsored by ALLONS DANSER
Most events charge $18 admission, which includes a lesson at 7:30 PM and music from 8:30- 12 AM. Higher prices for special events.
FFIC: (215) 576-0839

Insider Comments:
The club can be hard to find – but is well worth it. Make sure you get good directions from their website. There is a large parking lot. The entrance to the building is in the back.


1400 Columbus Blvd @ Reed Street., Philadelphia, PA 19147
215 627-2500
Occasionally books Zydeco bands during the week.

Richmond Area

Arthur's Restuarant & Night Club

5215 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23230
(across the street from The Boulevard Deli)
804 288-2800 : Inns of Virginia
Monthly Cajun/Zydeco dances usually held on Thursday evenings.
Admission: $8 including lesson at 7 PM and music from 8-11 PM
More info: 804-264-7974