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.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

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
  • VENUE

    Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.

  • 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).
  • RESERVATIONS

  • 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.
    This 4-week lesson series will cover basic Charleston footwork, stalls, gear turns, and hand-to-hand Charleston.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fall Dance Schedule & Classes.

    The fall season is finally upon us and with that brings the return of our regular dance schedule.

    Friday Swing Returns

    Join us on Friday, September 29 for our first swing dance back at OSU.

    • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
    • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count swing lesson
    • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Annie, Tiana and Dakota

    We’ll be at the OSU Women’s Building, room 116, and cover for the evening is $5.

    Fall 2017 dance schedule

    • Friday dances at OSU: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, and Dec. 1.
    • Saturday dances at Odd Fellows: Oct. 21, Nov. 11, and Dec. 16

    Upcoming Classes

    This fall, we’ve revamped our lesson structure to make it easier to progress from a beginner to an intermediate dancer.

    Swing 1: Beginning 6-count Swing & Charleston

    Our beginner drop-in classes start from the basics and cover a new set of moves each time. The aim is to get you comfortably moving and having fun on the dance floor.

    This class is offered before every dance (see schedule above).

    Lindy 1: Introduction to Lindy Hop

    Starting Monday, October 2, we’re offering a 5-week Lindy hop lesson series. The class will cover basic 8-count footwork, promenade, swing-out, Lindy circle, and turns.

    For more information and advanced registration, visit: corvallisswing.com/lindy-1

    Charleston 1: Beyond Basic Charleston

    Starting the week of November 6, join us for a 4-week partner Charleston series. The class will cover basic Charleston footwork, stalls, gear turns, and hand-to-hand Charleston.

    This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to go beyond our basic Charleston lessons.

    Other notes

    • Save the date: On November 10 – 11, we’re bringing in guest instructors to teach Balboa, Lindy hop, and solo jazz workshops.
    • We’ll be at the Beaver Community Fair on campus on Wednesday, September 20, from 12 – 4 p.m. Drop by to dance with us!

    Swing Family Picnic this Thursday.

    This month we’re celebrating our dance community with a potluck, live music, and dancing.

    Breakers Yard_Weekend 2014

    Join us this Thursday, August 24, for our 5th annual Swing Family Picnic. Breakers Yard of Eugene will provide swinging tunes for the evening.

    Invite your friends and neighbors to this free community-friendly event.

    • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.: Potluck and music
    • 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.: Dancing to live music from Breakers Yard

    We’ll be at the Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., in the outdoor pavilion.

    Style Your Swing

    Our weekly practica continues on Thursday evenings through September 14.

    Style Your Swing is part structured lesson, part guided practice, and a whole lot of dancing. Each week, we’ll have two different 40-minute lessons, followed by DJed swing music. Teachers will be around to give personalized feedback.

    The event runs Thursdays, August 31 – September 14, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. Cover is a suggested donation of $5.

    Upcoming Dances

    In the summer, we take a break from our regular schedule and host a special event each month.

    Other notes

    • Join us on third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Old World Deli to dance to the tunes of Gumbo.
    • See you on the dance floor! 🙂

    Dance in the Park this Thursday.

    We’re taking swing dancing to the streets of Corvallis this month.

    Join us this Thursday, July 13, for a free swing dance in the park. Invite your friends and neighbors to this community-friendly event.

    • 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Dancing to DJed swing music
    • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson, taught by Ellen and Annie
    • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Lindsey and Zach

    We’ll be at the The Arts Center Plaza, 700 SW Madison Ave., adjacent to Central Park in Corvallis.

    Style Your Swing

    Our all-new practica continues on Thursday evenings this summer.

    Style Your Swing is part structured lesson, part guided practice, and a whole lot of dancing. Each week, we’ll have a different 30-minute lesson, followed by an hour of music. Teachers will be around to give personalized feedback.

    The event runs Thursdays, July 20 – September 14, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. Cover is a suggested donation of $5.

    Summer Dances

    In the summer, we take a break from our regular schedule and host a special event each month.

    Other notes

    • Join us on third Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Old World Deli to dance to the tunes of Gumbo.
    • We’ll be teaching a short lesson and doing a performance at Da Vinci Days on Saturday, July 15, 6 – 7 p.m.
    • See you on the dance floor! 🙂