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 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! 🙂

Workshops and Dance Downtown Saturday.

Our biggest event of the spring is happening this Saturday, April 9. Joel Hunter and Stephanie Hinton, of Boise, Idaho, are traveling to Corvallis to teach, DJ, and dance with us.

Joel and Stephanie will be teaching four workshops on a variety of styles of swing dancing, including Charleston, Lindy hop, and 6-count patterns. The workshops run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall. For a detailed schedule, visit: corvallisswing.com

Reservations for the weekend are available at rsvp.corvallisswing.com. A full pass includes admission to the workshops on Saturday and social dance Saturday evening. The cost is $40 in advance and $50 the day of the event. A la carte pricing is $12 per workshop.

Downtown Swing Dance

Evening schedule

  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing dance lesson with Joel and Stephanie
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Swing Music DJed by Joel, Nick Davis, and Mateo Palfreman

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

Spring dance dates

Other notes

  • Joel and Stephanie will be teaching an advanced swing dance workshop on Sunday, April 10, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and are available for private lessons on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Portland Lindy Exchange, Oregon’s largest swing dance event, is May 6-8.
  • See you on the dance floor! 🙂

Dance Friday. Changes ahead.

After 5 years, the era of swing and blues is coming to a close.

Please join us this Friday, December 4, for our final swing and blues fusion dance at OSU. Our favorite DJs are coming together to blend the genres of swing and blues music. We’ve got the dynamic Rian Pfund and Lindsey Almarode teaching the lesson.

Evening schedule

  • 8 – 9 pm : Beginner lesson on swing and blues dancing taught by Rian and Lindsey
  • 9 – 11 pm : Dancing to swing music DJed by Jason, Phil, Zach, Eileen, Hannah, and Rian

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

Final Downtown Swing & Blues Dance

On Saturday, December 12, we will host our final swing and blues collaboration in downtown Corvallis. We will continue hosting monthly swing dances at Odd Fellows Hall, but the format will be changing.

Evening schedule

  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Swing dance lesson taught by Kelley Hungerford and Tiana Tom
  • 8 p.m. – close: Social dancing with DJed swing and blues music

Thank you for dancing with us!

Winter dance schedule

  • Friday swing dances at OSU: Jan. 15, January 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26 and Mar. 11.
  • Saturday swing dances at Odd Fellows: Jan. 23 and Mar. 5

Other notes

  • The Solo Jazz Step Throwdown, an hour of non-stop solo jazz madness, is happening on Tuesday, December 15, 8 – 9 p.m. at Odd Fellows Hall, free of charge.
  • Phil Manijak and Kelley Hungerfold are teaching a 10-week Lindy hop series on Tuesdays starting, January 5, 2016. Check out Red Star Dance Studios for the latest info.
  • See you on the dance floor! 🙂

Dance Friday. Swing & Tango Weekend Next Week.

Registration open for Swing & Tango Weekend

It’s less than two weeks until our biggest event of the fall, Corvallis Swing & Tango Weekend.

On Friday, November 13, instructor Noah Brenner and DJ Kella Hanna-Wayne are traveling from Eugene to bring Argentine tango to Corvallis. The evening features two workshops followed by a dance.

Saturday is all about about swing: fast, hot, and slow. National dance champions, Josh and Emily, will cover fast with two balboa workshops. Rising stars, Nika and Mateo, will be teaching Lindy hop. Our own Kelley Hungerford will finish of the afternoon with slow Lindy. The weekend will conclude with a special swing and blues dance, DJ’d by workshop instructors and Mr. Rian Pfund.

Weekend passes are available at swingandtango.org for $40-50, sliding scale. All proceeds go to the instructors.

Check out the full weekend schedule and instructor bios at corvallisswing.com.

Friday Swing at OSU

This week, it’s Christina Neumann’s DJ debut. Phil and Casey S. will be teaching the beginner lesson.

Evening Schedule:
8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Intro swing lesson taught by Phil and Casey S.
9:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Dancing to music DJed by Sophie, Christina, Brad, and Phil

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

Upcoming Events

Community Classes

Members of our community are teaching three different series classes at Odd Fellows Hall this November. Hannah and Lindsey are teaching blues while Phil and Kelley are teaching two swing series.

Click on the class titles for more information.

Live music Saturday. Swing & Tango Weekend.

On Saturday, October 17, we're hosting our first swing and blues dance of fall, featuring live music from Corvallis favorite, Swing & Ms.

Our friends from Eugene, Nika and Mateo, will be teaching the intro lesson before the dance. Seasoned blues DJs, Laurel and Mark, will keep the music going until almost midnight.

Evening Schedule:

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Intro swing lesson with Nika and Mateo
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Live swing music from Swing & A Ms.
10:00 - 11:30 p.m.: Blues music DJ'ed by Laurel and Mark

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

RSVP on Facebook.

Swing & Tango Weekend

We're excited to announce Corvallis' first ever Swing & Tango Weekend on November 13-14, with seven workshops and two nights of dancing.

Friday is Argentine tango night, with two beginning workshops taught by Noah Brenner and an hour of dancing.

Saturday's workshops encompass Lindy hop, balboa, and blues. National dance champions, Josh and Emily, are returning to teach the balboa workshops. In the evening, there's a swing and blues dance, with guest DJs and instructors.

A weekend pass costs $40-50, sliding scale, and includes admission to all workshops and dances.

Upcoming Events

Other notes

  • Phil and Kelley are teaching a 3-week intro to Lindy hop series, Tuesdays, October 13 - 27, 8 - 9 p.m. More info at: http://lindyhoppers.co/
  • See you Saturday!

Swing returns. Fall dance schedule.

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

This fall, we’re looking forward to an updated beginner lesson series; live music at our October Odd Fellows dance; and a weekend of workshops and dancing in November.

First dance of the term

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

  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm : Beginner lesson focusing on swing connection taught by Ellen and Laurel
  • 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm : Dancing to swing music DJed by Phil, Laurel, and Lindsey

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

Fall 2015 dance schedule

  • Friday dances at OSU: Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.
  • Saturday dances at Odd Fellows: Oct. 17, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12
  • Swing & Tango Weekend: Nov. 13 – 14

Beginning swing lessons for everyone

Swing 106 is an additive beginner swing lesson series. A variety of 6 and 8 count swing movements are taught along with the fundamental concepts of connection, frame, pulse, momentum, and musicality.

Each lesson includes a warm-up activity, new movements, music, and fun.

Lessons are every other Friday starting October 9, from 8 – 9 p.m. in Women’s Building, room 116.

Other notes

  • Save the date: November 13-14 is Swing & Tango Weekend, featuring workshops, dances, and guests from afar.
  • Want to get involved? Email us and we’ll let you know how you can help. 🙂