Fall Dance Schedule & Classes.

The fall season is finally upon us and with that brings the return of our regular dance schedule.

Friday Swing Returns

Join us on Friday, September 29 for our first swing dance back at OSU.

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count swing lesson
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Annie, Tiana and Dakota

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

Fall 2017 dance schedule

  • Friday dances at OSU: Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Nov. 17, and Dec. 1.
  • Saturday dances at Odd Fellows: Oct. 21, Nov. 11, and Dec. 16

Upcoming Classes

This fall, we’ve revamped our lesson structure to make it easier to progress from a beginner to an intermediate dancer.

Swing 1: Beginning 6-count Swing & Charleston

Our beginner drop-in classes start from the basics and cover a new set of moves each time. The aim is to get you comfortably moving and having fun on the dance floor.

This class is offered before every dance (see schedule above).

Lindy 1: Introduction to Lindy Hop

Starting Monday, October 2, we’re offering a 5-week Lindy hop lesson series. The class will cover basic 8-count footwork, promenade, swing-out, Lindy circle, and turns.

For more information and advanced registration, visit: corvallisswing.com/lindy-1

Charleston 1: Beyond Basic Charleston

Starting the week of November 6, join us for a 4-week partner Charleston series. The class will cover basic Charleston footwork, stalls, gear turns, and hand-to-hand Charleston.

This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to go beyond our basic Charleston lessons.

Other notes

  • Save the date: On November 10 – 11, we’re bringing in guest instructors to teach Balboa, Lindy hop, and solo jazz workshops.
  • We’ll be at the Beaver Community Fair on campus on Wednesday, September 20, from 12 – 4 p.m. Drop by to dance with us!

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.

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚