December Dances. 10th Anniversary Weekend.

Happy December! We have two remaining dances this year. Our final OSU dance of the term is this Friday, December 6 and our last downtown dance at Odd Fellows is Saturday, December 14.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Lindsey Almarode and Pierre Carr
  • 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Bailey Keefe, Zach Wallace, and Laurel Thompson

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

Downtown Swing Dance

Our guest DJ this month is the illustrious Kristin Buxton of Eugene, who will join our own Rebecca Hicks (recently relocated to Roseburg).

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Tiana Tom and Emily Palmer
  • 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Kristin Buxton (Eugene) and Rebecca Hicks (Roseburg)

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

Corvallis Swing Weekend

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2020 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.

Upcoming Lesson Series: Collegiate Shag

This January, 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. 🙂
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates.

Live Music Dance Saturday. Anniversary Weekend Registration Open.

Join us this Saturday, November 23 for a downtown dance featuring live swing music and guest instructors from Portland.

We’re excited to welcome back local swing band, Gumbo. Gumbo synthesizes the roots of music heard in the American South in the first half of the 20th century, including less familiar vintage gems as well as original songs and compositions.

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Darcie Juarez (Portland)
  • 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to live music from Gumbo, with band breaks DJed by Tristan Gomez (Portland)

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall, and cover for the evening is a sliding scale of $12-15.

Corvallis Swing Weekend

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2020 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, and community activities.

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

Registration is available at our special registration website.

Upcoming Lesson Series: Collegiate Shag

This January, 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. 🙂
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more frequent updates.

OSU Swing Dance on Friday. October Dances and Lessons.

Our fall dance season begings this Friday with our first OSU dance of the academic year.

Dance on Friday

Join us for our First Swing Dance of the Term this Friday, October 11th at OSU.

Schedule

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

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

Lindy 1: Introduction to Lindy Hop

This 5 week lesson series will run Mondays, October 21 – November 18, with lessons from 7-8 p.m. and additional practice time until 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 $45 during pre-registration or $50 at the door. Registration is open on our website.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/lindy-1-fall2019

October Downtown Swing Dance

Join us on Saturday, October 26th for our Downtown Swing Dance with guest teachers and DJs. The decor for this dance is Pumpkins.

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Nick Davis and Nika Jin
  • 8 – 10:30 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Nick Davis (Eugene)

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

Upcoming events

Corvallis Swing Weekend

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary of being a swing dance organization in 2020. Join us January 31 – February 2 for three nights of live bands, special guest DJs, evening and late night dances, and community activities.

Registration is opening soon, so stay tuned!

Other notes

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

Classes continue. Fall season starts October 11.

Happy September! We’re winding up our summer classes with a two week introduction to Collegiate Shag at Style Your Swing on Wednesday, September 11 and 18. Collegiate Shag originated in the 1930s and falls under the umbrella of swing dance, similar to Charleston, Lindy hop, and Balboa. Check out this video of a recent Collegiate Shag competition at Camp Hollywood.

SCHEDULE

    • 7:30 – 8:15 p.m.: Lesson taught by Lindsey Almarode & Bailey Keefe
    • 8:15 – 9:00 p.m.: Practice & dancing to DJed music

Class is held at Odd Fellows Hall and there is a suggested donation of $5.

First Dance of Fall

Our fall season begins Friday, October 11 with our first Friday OSU Swing Dance of the academic year.

Schedule

    • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
    • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count Lindy hop lesson
    • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to DJed music

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

Lindy 1 Lesson Series

Join us on Mondays, October 21 – November 18 at 7 p.m. for our premiere lesson series. Lindy 1 will cover basic 8-count Lindy hop footwork, connection, swing-out, turns, and other fun moves.

Registration is available for $45 in advance at the following link: corvallisswing.com/o/lindy-1-fall2019/

Track Town Throwdown

Our friends at Track Town Swing our holding their first ever weekend event on October 4 – 6, the Track Town Throwdown. They’ve got a stellar lineup of international instructors, plus the amazing Stealin’ Apples Jazz Band featuring Jen Hodge.

The event features two days of workshops, two nights of dancing to live music, competitions, and daytime activities. Workshops are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Registration is available at: tracktownthrowdown.com/registration/

Save the Date!

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary with a weekend event of our own. The Corvallis Swing Weekend is January 31 – February 1, 2020. It’s a three day affair with live bands, special guest DJs, evening and late night dances, and more. Details will be revealed soon.

Other Notes

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

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. 🙂

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.

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