Style Your Swing. Summer Swing Events.

Style Your Swing

Join us Wednesdays at 7:30 this summer to learn new dance skills, or fine tune the ones you already have! Style Your Swing alternates lessons and practica for the first 45 minutes each week, followed by 45 minutes of dancing to DJed music.

Weekly Topics

  • July 24: Practica: Connection/Frame
  • July 31: Lesson: Chatleston
  • August 7: Practica: Mixing Lindy and Charleston
  • August 14: Lesson: Six-Count Lindy
  • August 21: Practica: Stealing
  • August 28: Lesson: Solo Jazz
  • September 4: Practica: Musicality
  • September 11: Lesson: Collegiate Shag
  • September 18: Practica: Wrap-Up

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall our downtown venue. $5 suggested donation.

Swing Family Picnic

Thursday, August 15th, we’ll have our annual Swing Family Picnic. We’ll have food, games, dancing, and live music from local band Swangle. This is a potluck style event, bringing food or games is encouraged but not required. This event is free, so bring your friends and family out for a fun night of live music, food, and friends.

We’ll be at Starker Arts Park, located at 4485 SW Country Club Dr

Swing Dance in Independence

Sunday, September 8th, we’ll be hosting a dance at Maxine’s Ballroom in Independence. There will be carpools leaving from Corvallis if anyone is in need of transportation. Our aim is to share the culture of Swing dance a broader group of folks in surrounding areas, so come join for a night of lessons, dancing, and meeting new people.

Schedule

  • 6:20 p.m.: Carpool to Independence
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Intro Lesson
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Corvallis Swing DJs

We’ll be at Maxine’s Ballroom in Indepedence, and cover for the evening is $5.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚

Dance Saturday. Summer events.

Photo credit: Amanda L. Smith Photography

Our final downtown dance of the season is this Saturday, June 8.

This month, we have guest teachers and DJs from Eugene, OR. Nika Jin and Nick Davis of Track Town Swing Club will be teaching the introductory lesson. Kristin Buxton will be DJing alongside Nick.

Evening Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Nika & Nick
  • 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Nick & Kristin

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall, and cover for the evening is $7-10, sliding scale.

Style Your Swing Returns

Join us on Wednesday evenings 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. starting July 17 for a weekly lesson/practica, followed by social dancing to DJed music. We’ll be alternating between formal lessons and practice sessions each week.

For more information, visit: corvallisswing.com/style-your-swing

Summer Events

We’re hosting one event per month this summer in addition to Style Your Swing. Check out the event listing below or on our website at: corvallisswing.com/events.

Other notes

Live Music. May Lessons and Dances.

We’ll be having a dance Saturday, May 11th with live music from the Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band from Eugene

May Downtown Swing Dance

Join us for our May Downtown Swing Dance Saturday, May 11th at Odd Fellows. We’ll be having live music from the Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band.

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson taught by Bailey Keefe and Mark Mills
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Social dancing and live music from Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall our downtown venue, and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Lindy 1: Introduction to Lindy Hop

This 3 week lesson series will run Mondays, May 6 – 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. This series will cover the basics of Lindy Hop: 8-count footwork, swing-out, Lindy circle, turns, footwork variations and more. This class is open to all ages and all levels. Individuals or partners welcome. Willingness to rotate partners is required. Cost for this lesson is $35 during pre-registration or $45 at the door. Registration is open on our website.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/lindy-1

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

We’ll be having our OSU Swing Dance on Friday, May 31st at OSU. This will be the final OSU dance of Spring Term, so we hope to see you all there.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Lindsey Almarode and Mark Mills
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Tiana and Dakota

We’ll be at the Women’s Building our campus venue, and cover for the evening is $5.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚

Dance Friday. April Lessons and Dances.

We’ve got a dance coming up this Friday, April 5th, at the OSU Women’s Building

Dance on Friday

Join us for our First Swing Dance of Spring Term this Friday, April 5th at OSU.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count Lindy lesson with Kelley Hungerford and Becca Hicks
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Becca, Kylie, and Dakota

We’ll be at the Women’s Building our OSU venue, and cover for the evening is $5.

April Downtown Swing Dance

Join us for our April Downtown Swing Dance on Saturday, April 13th at Odd Fellows. The theme for this dance is Flowers

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Tiana Tom and Anthony Maggio
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Zach, Tristan (Portland), and Johnny

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows our downtown venue, and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚

Dance Saturday. Upcoming Dances and Lessons

Join us this Saturday, February 23 for our monthly downtown swing dance at Odd Fellows!

Downtown Swing Dance

Join us for our Downtown Swing Dance this Saturday, February 23 at Odd Fellows. We’ll be celebrating Black History Month, commemorating some of the most influential people in Swing Dance, such as Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, “Shorty” George Snowdon, Willa Mae Ricker, and many more. Come learn the history of Lindy Hop!

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson lead by OSU instructor, Marc Green
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing with Swing Music from Nick Davis and Kristin Buxton of Eugene

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall, our downtown location, and cover for the evening is a sliding scale of $7-10.

Want to help make this event a success? Contact us here to get involved.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

We’ll be holding out last Friday Dance at OSU of Winter Term on March 8th. There will be a lesson and Corvallis Swing staples like DJed music, a steal circle, and snacks. We hope to see you there!

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson taught by Tiana Tom and Bailey Keefe
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to DJed music from Lindsey Almarode, Tiana Tom, and Johnny Schlender

We’ll be at the OSU Women’s Building, and cover for the evening is $5.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚
  • Stop by our next dance to pick up our term cards so you don’t miss out on any of our dances!

Dance Friday. Upcoming Dances and Live Music.

Coming up this Friday, January 11, we’re hosting our Swing Dance at OSU

Friday Dance at OSU

Join us for our Swing Dance at OSU January 11th in the Women’s Building.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count swing lesson taught by Lindsey Almarode and Anthony Maggio
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Chuck Dee, Amanda Lachner, and John Schlender

We’ll be at the Women’s Building, our campus venue, and cover for the evening is $5.

9th Anniversary Dance

Join us as we celebrate Corvallis Swing Dance Society’s 9th Anniversary! There will be a beginning lesson from Phil Manijak, one of the founders of the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, along with long time community member and volunteer, Hannah Murley. After the lesson there will be social dancing with live music from the local band Swangle. We hope to see you all there!

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson from Phil Manijak and Hannah Murley
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Social dancing and live music from Swangle

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows our downtown venue. This dance will be free and open to all. No experience or partner necessary.

Upcoming Events

Other notes

  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. πŸ™‚

Dance Saturday. Winter 2019 Schedule.

Join us this Saturday, December 13, for our final dance of 2018!

Saturday Dance at Odd Fellows

Join us for our Monthly Downtowntown Swing Dance December 13 at 7 p.m. This will be our final dance of 2018, so don’t miss out! We’ll have fun winter themed decor, a beginner lesson, and dancing until 10:30 p.m. We’ll also have our Winter Term Cards available, so make sure you stop by to pick one up!

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner 6-count swing lesson from Chuck Dee and Caitlynn Dougherty
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Mark Mills, Tiana Tom, and Tristan Gomez

We’ll be at Odd Fellows, our downtown venue, and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Winter 2019 Schedule

Check out our schedule for dances coming up during winter term of 2019.

Schedule

  • January 11: Friday Dance at OSU
  • January 26: 9th Anniversary Dance at Odd Fellows
  • February 1: Friday Dance at OSU
  • February 15: Friday Dance at OSU
  • February 23: Monthly Downtown Dance at Odd Fellows
  • March 8: Friday Dance at OSU
  • March 16: Monthly Downtown Dance at Odd Fellows

Upcoming Events

Other notes

  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. πŸ™‚

Swing Dance Workshops. November Dances and Lessons.

There are Swing Dance Workshops coming up Saturday November 17th, followed by out monthly downtown swing dance with live music from the Cherry Blossom Orchestra! The dance kicks off with a beginner lesson at 7 p.m.

Swing Dance Workshops & Live Music Dance

Join us for our Fall Swing Dance Workshops on Saturday, November 17 at Odd Fellows. There will be lessons for all levels of dancers. After the workshops we will be having our signature downtown swing dance with live music from the Cherry Blossom Orchestra

Schedule

  • 12:15 p.m.: Doors open/Warm up at Odd Fellows Hall
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Beyond Beginner Lindy with Rachel and Mark
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Solo Jazz Musicality with Rachel (All levels)
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.: Intermediate Lindy with Rachel and Mark
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.: Beginning Lindy with Denise Steele and Tiana Tom
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Drop-in beginner swing lesson from Denise Steele and Tiana Tom
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Downtown Swing Dance and live music from the Cherry Blossom Orchestra

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows our downtown venue. Registration is currently live. Pre-registration is $40, registration at the door is $45. Registration includes all workshops and entrace to the dance which will feature live music from the Cherry Blossom Orchestra. Resgister here. Entrance to the beginner lesson and dance is $12-15.

Beginning 6-Count Swing

This 3 week lesson series will go over basic footwork for 6-count swing, technique, and some fun moves. This is a great class for those who looking for an introductory lesson into swing dancing. It will run on Mondays, November 12 – 26, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Each of the remaining classes will be $10

For more information, visit our course catalog

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

Join us for our last Friday Swing Dance at OSU of the term on November 30 at OSU at 8 p.m.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner Charelston Lesson taught by Becca Hicks and John Schlender
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Swing dancing with music DJed by Becca Hicks, Amanda Lachner, Caitlynn Dougherty, and Lindsey Almarode

We’ll be at the Women’s Building our campus venue. This dance will feature all our Corvallis staples like our beginner lesson and steal circle. No partner or experience necessary. All ages welcome. Cover for this event is $5.

Upcoming Events

Other notes

  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. πŸ™‚

October Dances. Upcoming Workshops and Lessons.

Coming up next Friday, October 26, we’re hosting our Swing Dance at OSU

Friday Dance at OSU

Join us for our Swing Dance at OSU October 26th in the Women’s Building.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count swing lesson
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Lindsey Almarode, John Schlender, and Dakota Trufant

We’ll be at the Women’s Building, our campus venue, and cover for the evening is $5.

Lindy 2: Intermediate Lindy Hop

This 4 week lesson series will pick up where Lindy 1 left off, adding fun variations of the swing-out. It will run on Mondays, November 5 – 26, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. This series will be $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

For more information, visit our course catalog

Fall Swing Dance Workshops

Join us for our Fall Swing Dance Workshops on Saturday, November 17 at Odd Fellows. There will be lessons for all levels of dancers.

Schedule

  • 12:15 p.m.: Doors open/Warm up at Odd Fellows Hall
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m.: Beyond Beginner Lindy with Rachel and Rod
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Solo Jazz Musicality with Rachel (All levels)
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.: Intermediate Lindy with Rachel and Rod
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.: Beginning Lindy with Denise Steele and Tiana Tom
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Drop-in beginner swing lesson from Denise Steele and Tiana Tom
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Downtown Swing Dance and live music from the Cherry Blossom Orchestra

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows our downtown venue. Registration is currently live. Early Bird Registration lasts until October 17th and is $35. Pre-registration is $40, registration at the door is $45. Registration includes all workshops and entrace to the dance which will feature live music from the Cherry Blossom Orchestra. Resgister here.

Upcoming Events

Other notes

  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. πŸ™‚

Swing Dance in Independence, Style Your Swing, First Dance of Fall Term.

We will be hosting a Swing Dance at Maxine’s Ballroom in Independence Sunday, September 16th, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Swing Dance in Independence

Join us Sunday, September 16th, at the beautiful Maxine’s Ballroom for our final summer dance.

Schedule

  • 6:20 p.m.: Carpool from Corvallis
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner Lesson
  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Dancing to Music from Corvallis Swing DJs

There will be a carpool leaving from downtown Corvallis in the parking lot by the Skate Park. Maximum Capacity for this event is 49 people. Cover for this event is $5.

Style Your Swing

Style Your Swing is still going strong for the last few weeks of summer! All weeks of Style Your Swing feature a drop in/beginner lesson as well as an intermediate lesson. Lessons are on Mondays and start at 7:30 p.m.. After the lesson there is guided practice time with DJed music to dance to. There’s something for everyone so come by and check it out! Coming Up we’ll have lessons on Charleston, 6-count, and 8-count swing.

For more information visit: corvallisswing.com/style-your-swing

First Friday Swing Dance at OSU

Join us for our OSU Swing Dance this Friday, September 28th at OSU.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors Open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner Lesson
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to DJed Music

We’ll be at the OSU Women’s Building, and cover for the evening is $5.

Want to help make this event a success? Contact us here to get involved.

Lindy 1

Looking to expand your dance skills? Join us Mondays, October 1st – 29th, at Odd Fellows for our 5 week Lindy 1 series to learn the basics of Lindy Hop and get comfortable using it on the social dance floor. This class will focus on basic 8-count footwork, promenade, swing-out, Lindy circle, and turns. Pre-registration is open at cost $40 for the whole 5 week series. Registration at the door will be $50. Each week will have an hour of instruction time beginning at 7:30 p.m. followed by a half hour practice session with DJed music.

For more information and to register visit: corvallisswing.com/lindy-1/

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚