Dance Saturday; lesson series next week

This Saturday, our dance will be a local affair, with Corvallis DJs and instructors hosting the evening.

We're beginning at 7 p.m. with an intro lesson by Hannah and Phil, followed with music and dancing at 8 p.m., going until midnight.

Music for swing dancing will be played during the first half of the evening, with music for blues dancing until close. Hannah, Jeff, Laurel, Martin, Phil, Renee and Sophie will be DJing.

We'll be at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, in Corvallis, and cover for the evening is $5-7. RSVP on Facebook.

Lesson series next week

Our winter lesson series start next week. We have two: Swing 141 is for everyone, especially beginners. If you've been to a couple dances, Swing 142 is for you.

Both series are on Thursdays at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Corvallis at 115 SW 2nd St. Each class is an hour, and we meet for five weeks. The schedule for each evening is:

  • 6:30 p.m. Swing 142: Intro to Lindy hop
  • 7:30 p.m. Swing 141: Beginning swing
  • 8:30 p.m. Casual dance

The casual dance at 8:30 p.m. is free and open to the public, and will go for about an hour.

Admission for each five-week series is $28, and includes passes to two dances. Registration is open on our website at: http://corvallisswing.com/portfolio/swing141-142-winter-2014/.

Classes are February 20th through March 20th.

You can also register at the front desk at our Saturday dance, or contact us to save your spot; you can pay in person on the first day of class, February 20th.

Both series are free for Swing 171 graduates. No partner is required for any of our lessons or dances.

Upcoming events

Thank you for making our 4th anniversary last month a great success. Portland is hosting a similar weekend-long event in a few weeks, known as the Portland Lindy Exchange, from February 28th through March 2nd. Their website is at http://pdxlx.com/.

  • Feb 21: Swing dance at the OSU Women's Building. 8 p.m.
  • Mar 15: Swing workshops with Andrew Sutton at Odd Fellows. Dance in the evening. Save the date.

Fall schedule; Swing 106 / 108

Fall is here! We’ve got a great season full of fun events ahead of us.

Swing 106 / 108

This term we are offering Swing 106: Introduction to swing dance, and Swing 108: Introduction to swing and blues dancing.
Both of these lesson series are for everyone – no experience required. We will be covering the fundamentals of swing and blues movement, and preparing students for having fun at any social dance.
The lessons take place in room 116 in the Women’s Building at OSU, from 8-9pm before each of our Friday dances.

To see a more detailed description of each class, and to pre-register, Click here.

Fall schedule

Our regular dances start back up next week! Take note of these dates:

  • Oct 4: Swing at OSU
  • Oct 19: Swing and blues downtown
  • Oct 25: Swing at OSU
  • Nov 8: Swing at OSU
  • Nov 16: Swing and blues downtown
  • Dec 6: Fusion dance at OSU
  • Dec 14: Swing and blues downtown

Swing at OSU: Introduction lesson at 8pm, dancing from 9-11pm. Takes place in room 116 at the Women’s Building

Swing and blues downtown: Introduction lesson at 7pm, swing music 8-10pm, blues music 10pm-midnight. Takes place at Odd Fellows Hall.

Can’t wait to see you out on the dance floor!

Live music on Saturday; Swing 171 registration open

We are hosting Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes this Saturday, June 8, at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, in downtown Corvallis.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with a dance lesson by Portland’s Jae Wilson. Swing music follows at 8 p.m., and Mr. Selfe and his blues band take the stage at 10. Music and dancing go until midnight. Cover for the evening is $10, and you can RSVP on Facebook.

Kevin Selfe has been electrifying audiences nationwide since breaking into the blues scene in 2006. His growing stature as a captivating story teller and passionate performer are surpassed only by his deft mastery of blues guitar. Having relocated to Portland, the Virginia native is now a leading light in the Pacific Northwest’s robust blues revival.

Swing 171 registration

Registration for Swing 171 is now open for the fall. Swing 171 is our premier lesson and dance series, with 10, 2-hour classes and 6 dances, on Mondays, Fridays, and a few Saturdays.

Prerequisites are Swing 106, or attendance at three social dances in Corvallis.

It’s $100, and you can register here. We offer this class two times each year, and have about 7 spots remaining for both leads and follows.

Swing class: Registration open for winter

Our premier lesson series is now open for registration! A winter 2013 session of Swing 171 is upon us.

Swing 171 is our intermediate class offering, crafted to take slightly experienced students to fully educated swing dancers in 10 weeks.

Our goal for the course is that by the end you will be ready, and very excited, for dancing at weekend events like the Portland Lindy Exchange, and the Corvallis Swing and Blues Weekend (25-27 January, 2013).

This is the heart of what we do at the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, and incredible fun. We’re inviting you to join us!

Details

Note, the class is already half full, and the next class will be October 2013.

Upcoming dances

There are two dances before the end of the year:

In January, we are hosting a weekend event with OSU Blues

Dance and workshop this weekend

We are hosting a dance and workshop this weekend, November 3 and 4.

Saturday: Swing & blues dance

On Saturday, Coyle Parker, from New Orleans, will be teaching and DJing at our dance at Odd Fellows Hall. The lesson starts at 7 p.m., followed by dancing from 8 until midnight. Cover is $5 – 7. RSVP on Facebook.

Sunday: Swing 172 workshop

On Sunday, Coyle will be joined by Rachael Ries, from Portland, for an advanced workshop.

You would be a good fit for the workshop if you’ve graduated from Swing 171, or have been dancing Lindy hop for a year or more and are confident with swingouts (video).

The workshop is at Odd Fellows Hall, starting at 1 p.m. and ending around 5. RSVP on Facebook. There will be snacks and breaks, and it’s $20.

If you would like a private lesson with one or both of them, we can make that happen. It would be about $40 for an hour. Both Michelle and Phil have done this, and learned a lot, if you want to ask either of them questions.

Upcoming events

Fall schedule; dance this weekend

Welcome to Corvallis Swing in the autumn!

A fun season is in store for you, with 7 dances, 2 workshops, and Swing 171.

Next dance

We’re downtown all day Saturday! Swing 101 — beginning Lindy hop — starts at 1 p.m., with three lessons from Portland’s Jason Isbell, to get you having fun on the dance floor. Details on our website.

The dance starts at 7 p.m. with an intro lesson for everyone, taught by Jason, and dancing from 8 p.m. until midnight.

We’re at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.

Changes for autumn

Friday-night dances at OSU now start at 8 p.m., starting with a lesson, followed by dancing 9-11 p.m.

Our intermediate lessons have been replaced by Swing 171.

Dance schedule

  • Oct 6: Swing and blues downtown
  • Oct 12: Swing at OSU
  • Oct 26: Swing at OSU
  • Nov 3: Swing and blues downtown
  • Nov 9: Swing at OSU
  • Nov 30: Swing at OSU
  • Dec 15: Swing and blues downtown

Lessons and workshops

  • Oct 1: Swing 171 (10 weeks)
  • Oct 6: Swing 101: Beginning Lindy hop
  • Nov 4: Swing 172: Lindy hop III

We have room for one or two more leads in Swing 171. Come to the 101 workshop if you're interested.

Private lesson opportunities

Jason Isbell will be in town on Saturday, Octber 6. Coyle Parker and Rachael Ries will be here on Sunday, November 4. If you would like a one-on-one lesson with any of them, please contact us.

Upcoming events

Jan 25-27: Corvallis Swing & Blues Weekend, celebrating our 3rd anniversary.

Swing 171 registration open

Swing 171

Registration for fall session of Swing 171 is now open.

Swing 171 is Corvallis Swing Dance Society’s premier lesson series. It is crafted to take the student from beginner to seasoned swing dancer in 10 weeks. Our goal for the course is that by the end you will be ready, and very excited, for dancing at weekend events like the Portland Lindy Exchange, and the Corvallis Swing and Blues Weekend (25-27 January, 2013).

Swing 171 is the heart of what we do at the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, and incredible fun. We’re looking forward to it!

Details
-Mondays
-10 weeks
-7:30-9:30 pm
-Starting Oct 1
-At Odd Fellows Hall
Registration and additional info.

Other events

The first Swing and Blues dance of the term is Saturday, October 6th, 7 pm, Odd Fellows Hall. Let us know you’re comming.

Jason Isbell of Portland will be teaching an intro to swing workshop before the dance on October 6th, 3 classes, 1-5 pm.
RSVP

Swing 171 starts next week

Spring session of our Lindy hop class, Swing 171, starts next week, April 3rd.

If you want to learn how to Lindy hop, moving beyond basic swing, this is your class. Our inaugural session of Swing 171 this winter was a success, welcoming 10 graduates into the community, and we are excited to offer the class again.

Swing 171 is being lead by Corvallis’s premier swing teachers, with guest instructors from the greater Willamette Valley. This is a 10-lesson series, being held on Tuesday evenings at Odd Fellows Hall in Corvallis.

We have 2 spots remaining for follows, and 5 for leads.

Email us to reserve your spot, or register online.

If price is an issue, we can exchange labor instead of dollars — we will be happy to give you a few projects to work on. The important thing is to take the class if you’re excited about swing dancing.

 

 

Live music this Saturday

This Saturday, the Roaring River Jazz Band will be performing at our swing & blues dance at Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Corvallis. Roaring River is the first guest in our local, live music series, featuring swing bands from Corvallis and the surrounding area.

A dance lesson will begin the evening, at 7 p.m., lead by Drew Laiche of Eugene Swing. Live music will follow from 8 until 10:30 p.m., and a blues-dance late night will continue until 12:30 a.m.

Our suggested cover for this evening is $10. The event is free for Swing 171 students.

For your convenience, we have a Facebook event you can add to your calendar.

Swing 171 registration is open

Our premier lesson series is back for the spring season. If you love swing dancing, and have been itching to learn more Lindy hop, this is your class. We had 9 students from our winter class attend the Portland Lindy Exchange, the largest swing dance in Oregon.

We have spots for 10 men and women. It is a ten-week series, on Tuesdays at Odd Fellows Hall. The first class is April 3, and the last is June 5.

Please register here: http://corvallisswing.com/lessons/registration/.

Swing 171 starts today

Our Lindy hop class, Swing 171, starts today. If you want to learn how to Lindy hop, moving beyond basic swing, this is your class.

It is being lead by Phil Manijak and Michelle Jordan, two of Corvallis’ best, each having taught hundreds of people how to dance. Additionally, we will feature guest instructors specializing in the finer aspects of the dance. This is a 10-lesson series, being held on Tuesday evenings at Odd Fellows Hall in Corvallis.

We have 5 spots remaining for leads and follows, each.

To register, come to Odd Fellows Hall today, at 7:30 p.m., with $20, or register online and show up next week. After January 17 we will no longer take new students.

If price is an issue, we can exchange labor instead of dollars — we will be happy to give you a few projects to work on. The important thing is to take the class if you’re excited about swing dancing.

Upcoming events

There is live music this Friday.