Laissez les bon temps rouler and grab your dancin’ shoes! If you’ve been to any event in South Louisiana you know anytime there’s music there’s dancing. And trust us, there’s never any shortage of music! No matter the dance floor, be it your typical wooden floor, a concrete slab, or even a patch of green grass in front of the stage, we Cajuns will find a way to dance on it.
If you’re an experienced dancer, or if you want to learn the basic two-step, Lafayette has a dance floor just for you. It’s not about how well you can move, but the fun you have while moving to the music! We’ve compiled a list of dance halls that host dancing events, dance lessons, and of course, live music.
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Photo courtesy of Glide Studios
715 Lee Ave, Lafayette, LA 70501
Glide Studios offers dance instruction, exhibits, house concerts & dances. If you want to do a little Cajun dancing, jitterbug, Swing dancing or Latin dancing Glide is the place to be! Stay updated with events and classes by following their Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of Vermilionville
300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
Dance the afternoon away to live music in the Vermilionville Performance Center every Sunday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $10. For a list of weekly performers click here.
Photo courtesy of the Blue Moon Saloon
215 E Convent St, Lafayette, LA 70501
If you’re wanting some down-home Cajun music or something a little different, boogie on over to Blue Moon Saloon. They have live music all week long! The weekly, acoustic, back-porch, Cajun Jam on Wednesdays starts at 9 pm and is a great place to dance, listen and meet people from all over the world. For a list of weekly performers click here.
Photo courtesy of Feed & Seed
106 N Grant St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Located in a 100-year-old building that was formerly Broussard’s Feed and Seed Store, enjoy live music and a large wooden dance floor. To find out who’s playing when click here.
Photo courtesy of Warehouse 535
535 Garfield St, Lafayette, LA 70501
One of the larger dancehalls in town this event space caters to large performances and concerts. Special events around the major festivals and touring acts are known to happen so be sure to keep up with their events by clicking here.
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/HideawayOnLee
A casual dining and cocktail venue with live music and indoor/outdoor seating located in Downtown Lafayette. With live music and special events Wednesday-Sunday, you're in for a real treat whichever night of the week you venture out. This venue is also kid and dog-friendly. For a list of upcoming events click here.
Photo courtesy of Atchafalaya Club
1008 Henderson Levee Rd., Henderson, LA 70517
Dance the night away and enjoy Zydeco and Swamp Pop music on weekend nights at The Atchafalaya Club! Check out the band schedule by clicking here.
Photo courtesy of Fred's in Mamou
420 6th St, Mamou, LA 70554
Set your alarms, and start your day off dancin’ cause this party starts at 8 am! Fred’s in Mamou is open every Saturday only from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.! Wake up Saturday with a drink in hand and your dancin’ shoes ready! Want a sneak peek of what Fred’s is like? Listen to the live music on 92.5 KVPI AM every Saturday morning! See pictures and reviews by clicking here.
Photo courtesy of Buck & Johnny's
100 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Buck & Johnny’s in Breaux Bridge has become the place to be on Saturday mornings! Get your blood pumping with live music every Saturday starting at 8 am. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a Cajun breakfast, listen to local music, and dance with your friends and family! See a schedule of who’s playing by clicking here.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sanda
902 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Enjoy live music, dancing, food, drinks and a great “Artmosphere”! With live music every weekend and most weekdays you can grove to any kind of jam. The music here varies from Cajun Zydeco, Rock, Bluegrass, Pop, Soul, and everything in between. To find out who’s playing check out their Facebook page here or their website by clicking here.
Photo courtesy of Cowboy's Nightclub
207 N Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Scott, LA 70583
Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night Cowboys is playing live music from 10 pm- 1 am. Wear your cowboy boots and move around the floor with locals who’ll teach you how to two-step and line dance all night long! Check out who’s playing here.