Dance Saturday. Upcoming Lessons and Dances.

We’ve got a dance coming up this Saturday, May 5th, at our Odd Fellows Location

Dance on Saturday

Join us for our May Downtown Swing Dance this Saturday, May 5 at Odd Fellows.

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Tiana and Chuck
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Zach, Laurel, and Annie

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows our downtown venue, and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Style Your Swing

Join us as we bring back one of our favorite events from last year! Monday’s starting May 7 at 7:30 PM, we will be having 45 minute lesson followed by 45 minutes of guided practice with music to dance to. There will be beginner drop in lesson and intermediate lesson going on each week so be sure stop in! Style Your Swing will run until September 24 every week, with the exception of Memorial Day. Each class will be $5 at the door, or register for a season pass for $65! The season pass gives you access to all 19 weeks and a 30% price break.

For more information and to register, visit: corvallisswing.com/style-your-swing

Lindy 1: Introduction to Lindy Hop

This 6 week lesson series will run as part of Style Your Swing and cover the basics of 8-count swing and lindy hop, including the swing out, lindy circle, and other fun moves to use on the dance floor. This series will be $30 up front or $5 per class. This is also covered by the season pass for Style Your Swing!

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

Friday Dance at OSU

Join us for our Swing Dance at OSU May 18 in the Women’s Building.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Becca and Lisa
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Laurel, Tiana, and Lindsey

We’ll be at the Women’s Building, our campus venue, and cover for the evening is $5.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚

Dance Friday. Upcoming Dances and Lessons.

Join us this Friday, April 13 for our dance in the OSU Women’s Building!

Dance on Friday

Join us for our OSU Swing Dance this Friday, April 13 at OSU.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner 6-count swing lesson with Mark and Miriam
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to DJed Music

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

Want to help make this event a success? Contact us here to get involved.

Coast to Coast Swing Dance

Corvallis Swing Dance Society is partnering up with West Coast Swing Club to host a dance on Friday, April 27 at OSU. There will be lessons by both groups, and music for both dances.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner Charleston and West Coast Swing lessons
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to DJed Music for both styles

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

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚
  • Stop by our next dance to pick up our term cards so you don’t miss out on any of our dances!

Dance Saturday. Upcoming Lessons and Dances.

We’ve got a dance coming up this Saturday, March 17 at our Odd Fellows Location

Dance on Saturday

Join us for our March Downtown Swing Dance this Saturday, March 17 at Odd Fellows.

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Rachael Ries of Portland
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Rachael, Annie, and Mark

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows our downtown venue, and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Charleston 1: Beyond Basic Charleston

This 4 week lesson series will teach you the basic Charleston footwork, stalls, gear turns, and hand-to-hand Charleston. This class is open to people of all ages and skill levels, and no partner is needed. We do ask that all those taking the lesson are willing to rotate partners throughout the lesson. Join us Mondays starting April 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall.

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

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚
  • Stop by our next dance to pick up our new term cards so you don’t miss any of our dances!

Dance Saturday. Upcoming Classes & Dances.

We’ve got a dance coming up this Saturday, February 24th at our downtown location

Dance on Saturday

Join us for our Downtown Swing Dance this Saturday, February 24th at Odd Fellows.

Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Zach and Dane
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Lindsey, Becca, and Laurel

We’ll be at our downtown location Odd Fellows Hall, and cover for the evening is $7-10.

Lindy 2: Intermediate Lindy Hop

In our upcoming lesson series, we’ll teach you how to expand on the basics of our favorite dance, Lindy hop. This 4-week class will pick up where Lindy 1 left off, with more challenging moves and variations of the swing out. Join us on Thursdays, starting February 22 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall.

For more information and advanced registration, visit: corvallisswing.com/lindy-2

Upcoming events

Other notes

Dance Friday. Anniversary & classes upcoming.

We’re excited to be back with more dancing and classes in 2018. This month marks the 8th anniversary of the Corvallis Swing Dance Society. We are grateful to everyone in the community for supporting us over the years. Thank you!

Dance on Friday

Join us for our first dance of 2018 this Friday, January 12 at OSU.

Schedule

  • 7:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 8 – 9 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Tiana and Tristan
  • 9 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Becca, Tiana, and Lindsey

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

Lindy 1: Introduction to Lindy Hop

In our premier lesson series, we’ll teach you the basics of our favorite dance, Lindy hop. This 5-week class will cover 8-count footwork, promenade, swing-out, Lindy circle, and turns. Join us on Thursdays, starting January 18 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall.

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

8th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate with us, whether it’s your first time, you’re a regular attendee, or you’ve been away for a while. You’re invited to our free anniversary swing dance on Saturday, January 27.

Corvallis Swing co-founder, Phil Manijak, is returning to teach and DJ. Joining him in the DJ booth, is friend of the scene and DJ extraordinaire, Kristin Buxton of Eugene.

We’ll be at our favorite venue in town, Odd Fellows Hall, from 7 to 11 p.m.

Upcoming events

Other notes

  • We have volunteer opportunities at every dance and in between. Contact us if you’d like to help out. πŸ™‚

Dance Saturday. Winter classes and dances.

Our final dance of 2017 is happening this Saturday, December 16 at our downtown venue.

It’s a local affair this month, with teachers and DJs from the Corvallis community.

Saturday Schedule

  • 6:45 p.m.: Doors open
  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing lesson with Zeke and Becca
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Mark, Becca, and Dakota

We’ll be at the Odd Fellows Hall, and cover for the evening is $7-10, sliding scale.

Winter 2018 dance schedule

  • Friday dances at OSU: 1/12, 2/9 and 3/9
  • Saturday dances at Odd Fellows: 1/27, 2/24 and 3/17

Upcoming Classes

This winter we’re offering the following classes.

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 Thursday, January 18, 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

Lindy 2: Intermediate Lindy Hop

Starting Thursday, February 22, join us for a 4-week series that will continue where Lindy 1 left off, with fun variations on the swing-out.

Lindy 1 or instructor approval is required to take this class.

Other notes

Dance Weekend and Charleston Class

Our biggest event of the year is almost here!

Fall Swing Dance Weekend

Join us November 11th and 12th for two days of dancing, learning, and fun with instructors from Portland and Eugene. Saturday’s dance will feature live music from Boy and Bean of Portland.

There will be workshops for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers. A range of swing dance styles will be represented, including Lindy hop, balboa, and solo jazz.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 11

  • 10:45 a.m.: Doors open/ Warm-up at Odd Fellows Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Lindy footwork and rhythm variations (Intermediate) with Nika and Nick:
    Experiment with fitting unconventional footwork and new rhythms into shapes you already know.
  • 12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.: Slow Lindy (Intermediate) with Kali & Austin:
    Test your dance fitness by slowing your roll, filling the void with smart movement choices, and grasping a deeper connection to your partner.
  • 1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.: Lunch Break
  • 2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.: Musicality (Beyond Beginner) with Kali & Austin:
    This class will help you channel your creative energies in a way that better matches and responds to the music. Learn how to build the story of your dancing through a musical phrase.
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.: Solo Jazz (All levels) with Nika:
    This class will cover traditional solo jazz movements, as well as styling options and tips on experimenting if you are more comfortable with the material.
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Drop-in beginner swing lesson
  • 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Downtown Swing Dance with live music from Boy and Bean
  • Sunday, November 12

  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Beginning Balboa with Emily & Rod:
    Learn the basics about connection and footwork, as well as the “come around,” ad libs, and paddles.
  • 2:40 – 3:40 p.m.: Balboa-Swing (Beyond Beginner) with Emily & Rod:
    Learn the basics of balboa-swing, including the send out, lollies, and crossovers.
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.: Afternoon Swing Dance with DJs Emily & Rod
  • VENUE

    Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.

  • Note: Sunday’s dance will be in the north hall (up the stairs, to the left), while all other events will be in the main hall (up the stairs to the right).
  • RESERVATIONS

  • An all-access pass includes all workshops and admission to both dances. The cost is $40 in advance, $45 at the door.
  • A Saturday-only pass includes the daytime workshops and the evening dance. The cost is $30.
  • A Sunday-only pass includes both balboa workshops and the afternoon dance. The cost is $20.
  • Visit this page to make a reservation. If you register before Sunday, November 5, you will receive a FREE PINT GLASS with your admission.

    New Charleston Class Starting This Coming Week!

    Charleston 1: Beyond Basic Charleston

    Starting the week of November 6.
    This 4-week lesson series will cover basic Charleston footwork, stalls, gear turns, and hand-to-hand Charleston.

  • Dates: Mondays, November 6 – 27, 8 – 9 p.m.
  • Location: Odd Fellows Hall
  • Cost: $35 (advanced), $40 (door)
  • Prereqs: Have attended a social dance.
  • Registration is available HERE
  • Other Upcoming Events

  • Friday, November 10: Track Town Swing’s monthly dance with Live Music from Calamity Jazz.
  • Friday, November 17: Swing Dance at OSU.
  • Friday, December 1: Swing Dance at OSU.
  • 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™‚