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!

    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! 🙂

    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. 🙂

    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. 🙂

    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. 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. 🙂