Dance Friday. Upcoming events.

This February, we’re hosting three Friday dances at OSU.

We’re teaming up with OSU West Coast Swing Club this Friday, February 3 for the Coast to Coast Swing Dance. The first of its kind in Corvallis, this dance will mix styles of swing dance and music.

We encourage folks who regularly dance Lindy hop/Charleston/6-count swing to take the West Coast lesson and vice versa.

  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner Lindy Hop lesson
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner West Coast Swing lesson
  • 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.: Dancing to DJed music of both styles

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

Upcoming Dances

Upcoming Classes

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

Other notes

  • Our friends in Eugene are hosting a dance this Saturday, February 4 with live music from Breakers Yard.
  • There will be no Downtown Swing Dance at Odd Fellows Hall this month.
  • See you on the dance floor! :)

Winter classes and dances. 7th anniversary upcoming.

January is a significant month for the Corvallis Swing Dance Society. It marks seven years since our founding. In that time, we’ve hosted over 150 dances, 15 workshop events, and 3 exchanges. Countless people have learned to dance, DJ, and teach in Corvallis.

To celebrate, we’re hosting a free swing dance at our favorite downtown venue on Saturday, January 28. We’ve invited back Corvallis Swing co-founder, Phil Manijak, to teach and DJ, alongside community stalwarts, Martin and Renee Norred.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall with a beginner lesson, followed by social dancing until 11 p.m.

First Friday Swing Dance of 2017

Swing dancing returns to OSU on Friday, January 13.

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

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 January.

Upcoming Dances

Other notes

  • If you can’t wait until next week to dance, our friends in Eugene are hosting a dance this Saturday, January 7.
  • Happy new year and see you on the dance floor! :)

Dance Friday. Workshops Saturday.

The fall dance season is winding down. We’re hosting two more dances before the holiday break.

This Friday, December 2 is our last OSU dance of 2016 and next Saturday, December 10 is our last downtown swing dance.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU

  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson taught by Emma and Tristan
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Lindsey, Zoe, Annie, and Mark

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

Intermediate Lindy workshops

This month’s workshop theme is Having FUN! The instructors have picked their favorite dance moves, tips, and techniques. Come learn what the pros think makes swing dancing so much fun!

  • Saturday, December 3, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Topics: Solo jazz improvisation, steal dancing, tuck turn variations, and building rhythm
  • Location: Odd Fellows Hall
  • Cost: $30
  • For more information, visit: lindyhoppers.co or the Facebook event.

Winter dance schedule

  • Friday dances at OSU: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, and Mar. 17
  • Saturday dances at Odd Fellows: Jan. 28 and Mar. 4
  • 7th Anniversary Swing Dance: January 28

Other notes

  • Thanks for supporting our dance community in 2016.
  • See you on the dance floor! :)

Corvallis Swing Weekend: Live music, workshops, and dancing.

Get ready for our largest event of the year, the Corvallis Swing Weekend, happening November 18 – 20!

We’re welcoming back national dance champions, Josh and Emily, for two days of Lindy hop and Balboa workshops. The weekend includes two evening dances, with Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners headlining Saturday’s dance, and a Sunday afternoon dance.

Passes for the weekend are $60. Reservations are available at: rsvp.corvallisswing.com

Check out the full lineup of workshops and dances at: corvallisswing.com.

Upcoming events

Solo Jazz Step Throwdown

Work up a sweat with an hour of non-stop solo jazz madness! Strut and stroll with local instructors as they lead the class in solo jazz routines designed for minimal talking and maximum dancing.

Other notes

  • See you on the dance floor! :)

Dance Saturday. Workshop weekend upcoming.

Join us this Saturday, October 15 for the return of swing dancing to downtown Corvallis.

Fresh from their European travels, Nick Davis and Nika Jin of Track Town Swing Club, are teaching the introductory lesson. Then, Nick and our own Zach Wallace will keeping the music going for the next three hours.

Evening schedule

  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing dance lesson with Nick and Nika
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to swing music DJed by Nick and Zach

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., and cover for the evening is $5-7.

Corvallis Swing Weekend

Get ready for our premier event of the fall, occuring November 18 – 19. We’re welcoming back national dance champions, Josh and Emily, for two days of Lindy hop and Balboa workshops. The weekend includes two evening dances, with Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners headlining Saturday’s dance.

Passes for the weekend are $60. Reservations are available at: rsvp.corvallisswing.com

Check out the full lineup of workshops at: corvallisswing.com.

Upcoming events

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Red Star Dance Studios and the Corvallis Swing Dance Society present the following classes this month.

Other notes

  • Shhh! We’ve got a special surpise at this Saturday’s swing dance.
  • See you on the dance floor! :)

Fall dance schedule.

After a quiet summer, we’re excited to start dancing again.

This fall, we’re looking forward to the return of our regularly scheduled dances; monthly workshops; and a weekend of workshops and dancing in November.

First dance of the term

Friday swing returns on September 30 with snacks, sweet tunes, solo jamming, and the steal circle.

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm : Beginner lesson on 6-count swing, taught by Zach and Annie
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm : Dancing to swing music DJed by Sophie, Laurel, and Zach

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

Fall 2016 dance schedule

  • Friday dances at OSU: Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.
  • Saturday dances at Odd Fellows: Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 10
  • Corvallis Swing Weekend: Nov. 18 – 19

Monthly Swing Dance Workshops

In partnership with the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, Red Star Dance Studios is putting on monthly swing dance workshops downtown. Each month has a different theme and a variety of instructors.

  • Next class: Saturday, September 24, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Theme: Fundamentals of swing dance (all levels)
  • Topics: Pulse, half-time, positive partnership, and Lindy swing-outs
  • Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.

Other notes

  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. :)

Dance in Independence Saturday. Picnic upcoming.

This Saturday, August 20, we’re traveling to Independence, Oregon to host our first ever out-of-town swing dance. Help us share the culture of swing dancing with the fine folks of this town.

Evening schedule

  • 6:20 p.m.: Carpool leaves from Corvallis
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson with Kelley Hungerford and Lindsey Almarode
  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Dancing to swing music DJed by Zach, Dakota, and Eileen

We’ll be at Maxine’s Ballroom, 120 C St., Independence. Cover for the evening is $5.

Swing Family Picnic

Join us on Thursday, September 1 for our fourth annual Swing Family Picnic. We’re celebrating our dance community with a potluck, games, dancing, and live music from Breakers Yard.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater in southwest Corvallis. There is no cover for the evening, but tipping the band is highly encouraged.

We’ll provide fixings for burgers (meat and vegetarian). Please bring a potluck dish to share.

Fall dance schedule

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  • Fridays at OSU: 9/30, 10/21, 11/4, and 12/2
  • Saturdays at Odd Fellows Hall: 10/15, 11/19, and 12/10

Other notes

Free Dance in the Park Thursday.

This Thursday, July 21, we’re hosting a free swing dance in Central Park during the Corvallis Arts Walk.

There will be a thirty minute introductory swing lesson, followed by two hours of swing dancing.

Evening schedule

  • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson with Lindsey Almarode and Ellen Leinhaupel
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Dancing to swing music DJed by Sophie, Eileen and Dakota

We’ll be at Corvallis Central Park, in the plaza in front of the Arts Center.

Summer events

During the summer we take a break from our regularly scheduled dances. We’re hosting the following events:

Other notes

Dance Saturday. Summer events.

Our final dance of the spring season is this Saturday, June 4. Local band, Swing & A Different Ms., featuring vocalist Leigh Ann Starcevich, will play two hours of live swing music.

Instructors Rian Pfund and Emma Ehret will teach the beginning swing lesson this month. DJ Eileen Tokuda will provide music during the band breaks and Phil Manijak will close out the night.

Evening schedule

  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing dance lesson with Rian Pfund and Emma Ehret
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Live music from Swing & A Different Ms. and DJed music from Eileen and Phil

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

Due to the summerlike heat, we’re breaking out the extra fans and ice for this dance.

Summer events

During the summer we take a break from our regularly scheduled Friday and Saturday dances. This year, we’re hosting the following events:

Red Star Dance Studios Workshops

Red Star Dance Studios is offering two upcoming swing dance workshops. Click the links below for more information.

Other notes

  • We’ll be dancing during the Corvallis Arts Walk on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. This month we’ll be at Central Park, in the plaza outside the Arts Center.
  • Local swing band, Gumbo, plays most Saturdays at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market.
  • See you on the dance floor! :)

Dance and Workshops Saturday. Live music May 20.

This Saturday, May 14, we have a series of beginning workshops as well as our monthly dance at Odd Fellows Hall.

Designed with a beginner in mind, the workshops will cover the fundamentals of swing dance, including 6 count swing, Charleston, and some 8 count Lindy hop.

The workshops run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $30. Registration is availabe at lindyhoppers.co.

Downtown Swing Dance

Nika and Mateo of Track Town Swing Club will be teaching their last lesson in Corvallis for quite a while as they’re graduating in June. Corvallis Swing DJs, Sophie, Zach, and Rian, will be keeping the music going for the next three hours.

Evening schedule

  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing dance lesson with Nika and Mateo
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Swing Music DJed by Sophie, Zach, and Rian

We’ll be at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., and cover for the evening is $5-7.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We’ll be dancing at Old World Deli during the Corvallis Arts Walk on Thursday, May 19, at 5:45 p.m.
  • Local swing band, Gumbo, plays most Saturdays at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market.
  • See you on the dance floor! :)