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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

Free dance Friday. Summer practice.

To celebrate the end of our spring season, we’re hosting a free swing dance at OSU this Friday, June 9.

  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner triple time swing lesson, taught by Tiana and Mark
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Lindsey, Tiana, Annie, and Dakota

We’ll be at the OSU Women’s Building, room 116.

Style Your Swing

We’re excited to announce a totally new event on Thursdays, starting June 22!

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 feedback.

The event runs Thursdays, June 22 – September 14, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. Cover is $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 now have a presence on Instagram. Follow us @corvallisswing.
  • See you on the dance floor! πŸ™‚

This month: workshops, live music, and dances.

On Saturday, May 13, we’re hosting a day of swing dance workshops, with instructors from Portland and Corvallis.

The first two workshops are geared toward intermediate dancers and are more conceptual in nature, covering musicality and stealing in swing dancing. While the final workshop is a break-down of the Mama Stew line dance and is open to all levels.

Workshops are $10 each or $30 for the whole day, including the evening dance.

For a detailed schedule, visit: corvallisswing.com

Downtown Swing Dance

After the workshops, join us for an evening swing dance with live music from Swing & A Ms.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with a beginner lesson from Rachael Ries (Portland) starting at 7 p.m. The band will kick off the social dance at 8 p.m.

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., and cover for the evening is $10.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Classes

The Corvallis Swing Dance Society and Red Star Dance Studios are offering the following classes this May.

Other notes

  • Have feedback about our dances? We’d love to hear from you! You can fill out our online survey.
  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. πŸ™‚

Downtown Swing Dance Saturday.

Join us this Saturday, April 22 for a swing dance at our downtown venue, with guest instructors Nika Jin and Nick Davis of Track Town Swing Club.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with the beginner lesson starting at 7 p.m. DJs Nick Davis and Zach Wallace will provide three hours of swing music from 8 to 11 p.m.

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Spring Swing Dance Workshops

On Saturday, May 13, we’re hosting a day of swing dance workshops in addition to our evening dance.

The first two workshops are geared toward intermediate dancers and are more conceptual in nature, covering musicality and stealing in swing dancing. While the final workshop is a break-down of the Mama Stew line dance and is open to all levels.

Workshops are $10 each or $30 for the whole day. For a detailed schedule, visit: corvallisswing.com

Upcoming Classes

The Corvallis Swing Dance Society and Red Star Dance Studios are offering the following classes this April and May.

Upcoming Events

Other notes

  • Have feedback about our dances? We’d love to hear from you! You can fill out our online survey.
  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. πŸ™‚

Spring events: dances, classes, live music, volunteer social.

Next Thursday, April 6, we’re hosting a free volunteer social at Odd Fellows Hall. This is a space for new and old members of the Corvallis Swing community to come together. Everyone is welcome!

It’s a potluck affair, beginning at 7 p.m. We’ll have a discussion about future plans for the community as well as a short presentation from the organizing council.

The last hour will be reserved for dancing and socializing.

First Friday Swing Dance of Spring

Swing dancing returns to OSU on Friday, April 7.

  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson taught by Lindsey and Melody
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Eileen, Annie, and Laurel

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

Upcoming Classes

The Corvallis Swing Dance Society and Red Star Dance Studios are offering the following classes this April.

Upcoming Dances

Other notes

  • Check out live music from Gumbo at Old World Deli. We’ll be dancing there on the third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., starting April 19.