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.

Save the date

Free dance this Friday

This Friday, we are hosting a free swing dance!

It is our 2nd anniversary! It is our 50th dance! Come celebrate with us at our OSU venue in the Women’s Building this Friday, January 27.

Schedule

7:30 p.m. : For Swing 171 students and experienced swing dancers, Michelle will be leading a workshop on connection, balance, and styling, centered around the swingout.

8:15 p.m. : For everyone, Rian & Hannah will be leading the main dance lesson.

9:00 p.m. : Music and dancing goes until at least 11 p.m. Phil, Michelle & Avery will be DJing.

RSVP on Facebook.

Dress nice.

Notes

  • There may or may not be 200 glow sticks provided at this event.
  • Yes, there will be cookies.
  • Our Friday dances are normally $5. This one is free.
  • All of our events are for all ages.

Swing 171 starts today

Our Lindy hop class, Swing 171, starts today. If you want to learn how to Lindy hop, moving beyond basic swing, this is your class.

It is being lead by Phil Manijak and Michelle Jordan, two of Corvallis’ best, each having taught hundreds of people how to dance. Additionally, we will feature guest instructors specializing in the finer aspects of the dance. This is a 10-lesson series, being held on Tuesday evenings at Odd Fellows Hall in Corvallis.

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

To register, come to Odd Fellows Hall today, at 7:30 p.m., with $20, or register online and show up next week. After January 17 we will no longer take new students.

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.

Upcoming events

There is live music this Friday.