Dance tonight. Live music May 19.

Our Friday dance is tonight, May 11, in the OSU Women’s Building.

Phil will be leading the intermediate lesson at 7:30, and Michelle the beginner at 8:15, and two of Corvallis’s finest DJs, Tiffany and Rian, will share their favorite tracks with you from 9 until late. Cover is $5.

Live music

Please join us for an evening of swing music and dancing with Frim Fram on Saturday, May 19 at Odd Fellows Hall.

You can usually hear Frim Fram holding down the monthly swing jam at Squirrel’s in downtown Corvallis, with Jacques Gabriel and Bill Pfender on swing fiddle and clarinet, Paul Regan and Sam Holmes on guitar, and Barb Barry-Doyle on standup bass.

Frim Fram is just over a year old, but the individual band members have each been part of the Willamette Valley music scene for many years, playing a range of music from jazz to swing to bluegrass to folk in the bands Muddy River, Confluence, the Taylor Sisters, Tuxedo Cafe, Melange and Prairiedog Backfire, to mention a few.

Doors open just before 7 p.m. Suggested cover is $10.

Dance lessons

Portland instructors Coyle & Rachael, in town for the May 19 dance, will be teaching private lessons in the afternoon. If you would like to sign up for an hour of one-on-one instruction from either of these great dancers, please contact us to reserve your spot.

Dance tomorrow – Friday, April 27

We are hosting the first Friday swing dance of the spring tomorrow.  Please be our guest and enjoy an evening of great music, dancing, and people.

The beginner lesson is at 8:15 pm, taught by the effervescent Tiffany and enigmatic Xuan.  Local DJs Michelle and Xuan will provide some of the finest classic and contemporary swing music from 9pm till 11pm, or until they kick us out.

If you know how to do a swingout, come to the intermediate lesson at 7:30 p.m. where Michelle will share her swingout styling secrets.

Schedule

Intermediate lesson – 7:30 p.m. (pre-rec: ability to do a swingout)
Beginner lesson – 8:15 p.m.
Dance – 9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
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Info

  • Cover: $5
  • Swing 171 students get in free
  • As always, there will be cookies

Friday evening dances are held at the OSU Women’s building

 

Workshop and Dance Tomorrow, 14 April

Portland’s Jason Isbell will be joining us tomorrow for an afternoon of workshops specially crafted to introduce you to our favorite dance, the Lindy hop.

In the evening, we cordially invite you to attend our monthly swing dance. We’ll kick things off with an intro lesson by Jason at 7pm, and keep the dancing going into the night.

Workshop
3 classes, 1-5pm
$7/class or $20 for all 3 plus admission to the dance
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Dance
Lesson – 7pm
DJ music – 8pm-late
$5, or free with workshop attendance
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All events are held at our favorite venue, Odd Fellows Hall.

Swing 171 starts next week

Spring session of our Lindy hop class, Swing 171, starts next week, April 3rd.

If you want to learn how to Lindy hop, moving beyond basic swing, this is your class. Our inaugural session of Swing 171 this winter was a success, welcoming 10 graduates into the community, and we are excited to offer the class again.

Swing 171 is being lead by Corvallis’s premier swing teachers, with guest instructors from the greater Willamette Valley. This is a 10-lesson series, being held on Tuesday evenings at Odd Fellows Hall in Corvallis.

We have 2 spots remaining for follows, and 5 for leads.

Email us to reserve your spot, or register online.

If price is an issue, we can exchange labor instead of dollars — we will be happy to give you a few projects to work on. The important thing is to take the class if you’re excited about swing dancing.

 

 

Live music this Saturday

This Saturday, the Roaring River Jazz Band will be performing at our swing & blues dance at Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Corvallis. Roaring River is the first guest in our local, live music series, featuring swing bands from Corvallis and the surrounding area.

A dance lesson will begin the evening, at 7 p.m., lead by Drew Laiche of Eugene Swing. Live music will follow from 8 until 10:30 p.m., and a blues-dance late night will continue until 12:30 a.m.

Our suggested cover for this evening is $10. The event is free for Swing 171 students.

For your convenience, we have a Facebook event you can add to your calendar.

Swing 171 registration is open

Our premier lesson series is back for the spring season. If you love swing dancing, and have been itching to learn more Lindy hop, this is your class. We had 9 students from our winter class attend the Portland Lindy Exchange, the largest swing dance in Oregon.

We have spots for 10 men and women. It is a ten-week series, on Tuesdays at Odd Fellows Hall. The first class is April 3, and the last is June 5.

Please register here: http://corvallisswing.com/lessons/registration/.

Workshop and dance this weekend

We have a lot going on in the coming weeks:

Workshop: February 18

Josh & Emily McLaughlin have won national balboa competitions and have taught thousands of people how to swing dance. They are teaching a workshop, in Corvallis, this Saturday, February 18.

It will be in the afternoon at Odd Fellows, before our swing & blues dance. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. Details and registration are here: Corvallis Swing, balboa workshop.

Swing & blues dance: February 18

Josh & Emily will be staying in town after their workshop to DJ and teach the intro lesson at the Odd Fellows Hall dance. Lesson is at 7 p.m., with swing music from 8 until 10 p.m.

Jeff & Catherine from OSU Blues will be keeping us dancing until midnight.

Cover is $5-7, free to Swing 171 students, and free to full-workshop attendees.

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