Dance Weekend and Charleston Class
Our biggest event of the year is almost here!
Fall Swing Dance Weekend
Join us November 11th and 12th for two days of dancing, learning, and fun with instructors from Portland and Eugene. Saturday’s dance will feature live music from Boy and Bean of Portland.
There will be workshops for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers. A range of swing dance styles will be represented, including Lindy hop, balboa, and solo jazz.
Saturday, November 11
10:45 a.m.: Doors open/ Warm-up at Odd Fellows Hall
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Lindy footwork and rhythm variations (Intermediate) with Nika and Nick:
Experiment with fitting unconventional footwork and new rhythms into shapes you already know.
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.: Slow Lindy (Intermediate) with Kali & Austin:
Test your dance fitness by slowing your roll, filling the void with smart movement choices, and grasping a deeper connection to your partner.
1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: Lunch Break
2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.: Musicality (Beyond Beginner) with Kali & Austin:
This class will help you channel your creative energies in a way that better matches and responds to the music. Learn how to build the story of your dancing through a musical phrase.
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: Solo Jazz (All levels) with Nika:
This class will cover traditional solo jazz movements, as well as styling options and tips on experimenting if you are more comfortable with the material.
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Drop-in beginner swing lesson
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Downtown Swing Dance with live music from Boy and Bean
Sunday, November 12
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Beginning Balboa with Emily & Rod:
Learn the basics about connection and footwork, as well as the “come around,” ad libs, and paddles.
2:40 – 3:40 p.m.: Balboa-Swing (Beyond Beginner) with Emily & Rod:
Learn the basics of balboa-swing, including the send out, lollies, and crossovers.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Afternoon Swing Dance with DJs Emily & Rod
Note: Sunday’s dance will be in the north hall (up the stairs, to the left), while all other events will be in the main hall (up the stairs to the right).
Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.
An all-access pass includes all workshops and admission to both dances. The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
A Saturday-only pass includes the daytime workshops and the evening dance. The cost is $30.
A Sunday-only pass includes both balboa workshops and the afternoon dance. The cost is $20.
Visit this page to make a reservation. If you register before Sunday, November 5, you will receive a FREE PINT GLASS with your admission.
New Charleston Class Starting This Coming Week!
Charleston 1: Beyond Basic Charleston
Starting the week of November 6.
Dates: Mondays, November 6 – 27, 8 – 9 p.m.
Location: Odd Fellows Hall
Cost: $35 (advanced), $40 (door)
Prereqs: Have attended a social dance.
Registration is available HERE
This 4-week lesson series will cover basic Charleston footwork, stalls, gear turns, and hand-to-hand Charleston.
Other Upcoming Events
Friday, November 10: Track Town Swing’s monthly dance with Live Music from Calamity Jazz.
Friday, November 17: Swing Dance at OSU.
Friday, December 1: Swing Dance at OSU.