Dance Saturday. April Classes.

Join us this Saturday, March 7 for our final dance of the winter season.

This month we’ll be celebrating Lindy hop’s roots with a focus on the African American dancers and musicians that innovated the dance in the 1930s.

Our guest DJ is Nick Davis of Track Town Swing, who has DJed at prestigious events such as Herrรคng (Sweden), Camp Jitterbug (Seattle), Lindy Bout (Vancouver, BC), and more.

Downtown Swing Dance

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner Lindy hop lesson with Bailey Keefe and Lindsey Almarode
  • 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to swing music DJed by Nick Davis

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

Photo credit: Philip Manijak, Corvallis Swing Weekend.

April Lesson Series

We’re teaching two lesson series on Mondays, April 6 – 27 at Odd Fellows Hall.

Charleston 1: Beginner Charleston: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This 4-week lesson series will cover basic partner Charleston footwork, turns, kick-through, hand-to-hand, and airplane Charleston.

Lindy 2: Intermediate Lindy Hop: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This 4-week series will continue where Lindy 1 left off, with fun variations on the swing-out, integration of 6-count patterns and tips on technique.

Cost for one series is $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/lessons/

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Lindy 1 & OSU Dance Next Week

Thank you all for helping us celebrate our 10th anniversary two weeks ago!

Next Friday, February 21 we’re hosting our final swing dance at OSU for the winter term.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson with Mark Mills and Emily Palmer
  • 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Dancing to DJed swing music

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

Photo credit: Philip Manijak, Corvallis Swing Weekend Sunday night.

Upcoming Lesson Series: Lindy 1

Starting next week, we’re teaching a 5-week beginning Lindy hop series on Mondays, February 17 – March 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The series will cover basic 8-count footwork, swing-out, Lindy circle, turns and more. Cost for this series is $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/o/lindy-1-2020/

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates.

10th anniversary celebration begins Friday.

We are so excited for our 10th anniversary celebration this coming weekend, January 31 – February 2.

The Corvallis Swing Weekend is a 3-day dance party, featuring live music from Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band with Jen Hodge, Cherry Blossom Hot 5, and Breakers Yard. Join us for over 18 hours of music and dancing, special guest DJs, drop-in lessons, evening and late night dances, afternoon activities, and snacks.

Check out the schedule of events at: weekend.corvallisswing.com/schedule

Weekend passes are available for $60 at our special registration website. We’ll also be selling individual dance tickets at the door. Friday and Saturday evening dances are $20, late nights are $15, and Sunday evening is $10. Saturday and Sunday afternoon activities are free.

Photo credits (clockwise from the left): Peter Sinclair, Sophie Alexander, Martin & Renee Norred, and unknown.

Upcoming Lesson Series: Lindy 1

Next month, we’re teaching a 5-week Lindy 1 series on Mondays, February 17 – March 16, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The series will cover basic 8-count footwork, swing-out, Lindy circle, turns and more. Cost for this series is $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/o/lindy-1-2020/

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates.

10th Anniversary. January dance & class next week.

Happy new year! We have one more regular dance before our 10th anniversary weekend event. Our first dance of the year is Friday, January 10 at OSU.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Tiana Tom and Natalie Harris
  • 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Bailey Keefe, Pierre Carr, and Laurel Thompson

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

Corvallis Swing Weekend

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary at the end of the month by throwing a 3-day dance party, featuring live music from Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band with Jen Hodge, Cherry Blossom Hot 5, and Breakers Yard. Join us January 31 – February 2 for over 18 hours of music and dancing, special guest DJs, evening and late night dances, snacks, and community activities.

Check out the schedule of events at: corvallisswing.com/o/weekend-2020

Registration is available at our special registration website.

The deadline for housing applications is January 17 and the deadline for ordering a t-shirt is January 13.

Upcoming Lesson Series: Collegiate Shag

This month, we’re teaching a 4-week Collegiate Shag series on Mondays, starting January 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Collegiate Shag is partner dance that originated in the 1930s, known for its high energy and hopping basic step. This class is open to all ages and all levels. Cost for this series is $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/o/collegiate-shag

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates.