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! :)

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.

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! :)

Dance in Independence Saturday. Picnic upcoming.

This Saturday, August 20, we’re traveling to Independence, Oregon to host our first ever out-of-town swing dance. Help us share the culture of swing dancing with the fine folks of this town.

Evening schedule

  • 6:20 p.m.: Carpool leaves from Corvallis
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson with Kelley Hungerford and Lindsey Almarode
  • 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Dancing to swing music DJed by Zach, Dakota, and Eileen

We’ll be at Maxine’s Ballroom, 120 C St., Independence. Cover for the evening is $5.

Swing Family Picnic

Join us on Thursday, September 1 for our fourth annual Swing Family Picnic. We’re celebrating our dance community with a potluck, games, dancing, and live music from Breakers Yard.

The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater in southwest Corvallis. There is no cover for the evening, but tipping the band is highly encouraged.

We’ll provide fixings for burgers (meat and vegetarian). Please bring a potluck dish to share.

Fall dance schedule

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  • Fridays at OSU: 9/30, 10/21, 11/4, and 12/2
  • Saturdays at Odd Fellows Hall: 10/15, 11/19, and 12/10

Other notes

Free Dance in the Park Thursday.

This Thursday, July 21, we’re hosting a free swing dance in Central Park during the Corvallis Arts Walk.

There will be a thirty minute introductory swing lesson, followed by two hours of swing dancing.

Evening schedule

  • 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.: Beginner Charleston lesson with Lindsey Almarode and Ellen Leinhaupel
  • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.: Dancing to swing music DJed by Sophie, Eileen and Dakota

We’ll be at Corvallis Central Park, in the plaza in front of the Arts Center.

Summer events

During the summer we take a break from our regularly scheduled dances. We’re hosting the following events:

Other notes

Dance Saturday. Summer events.

Our final dance of the spring season is this Saturday, June 4. Local band, Swing & A Different Ms., featuring vocalist Leigh Ann Starcevich, will play two hours of live swing music.

Instructors Rian Pfund and Emma Ehret will teach the beginning swing lesson this month. DJ Eileen Tokuda will provide music during the band breaks and Phil Manijak will close out the night.

Evening schedule

  • 7 – 8 p.m.: Beginner swing dance lesson with Rian Pfund and Emma Ehret
  • 8 – 11 p.m.: Live music from Swing & A Different Ms. and DJed music from Eileen and Phil

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

Due to the summerlike heat, we’re breaking out the extra fans and ice for this dance.

Summer events

During the summer we take a break from our regularly scheduled Friday and Saturday dances. This year, we’re hosting the following events:

Red Star Dance Studios Workshops

Red Star Dance Studios is offering two upcoming swing dance workshops. Click the links below for more information.

Other notes

  • We’ll be dancing during the Corvallis Arts Walk on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. This month we’ll be at Central Park, in the plaza outside the Arts Center.
  • Local swing band, Gumbo, plays most Saturdays at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market.
  • See you on the dance floor! :)

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! :)