Spring Swing Dance Workshops

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2017.


On Saturday, May 13, we’re hosting a day of swing dance workshops in addition to our evening dance.

The workshops will cover a variety of styles of swing dancing, with instructors from Portland and Corvallis. While the first two workshops will be geared toward intermediate to advanced dancers, the final workshop is open to all levels.


10:45 a.m.: Doors open/ warm-up

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Musicality Workshop – intermediate level

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Stealing Workshop – intermediate level

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.: Lunch break

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.: Mama’s Stew Line Dance Workshop – all levels

7:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Downtown Swing Dance


Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.

Workshop Descriptions

1. Musicality with instructor Rachael Ries (Portland)

Rachael will focus on having students listen to a song then translate what is heard into movement through specific exersices. Students will work on individual movement and body awareness.

2. Stealing with instructors Lindsey Almarode, Tristan Gomez, and others

Learn how to dance your way into the steal circle. We’ll provide tips, tricks, and plenty of opportunities to practice.

3. Mama’s Stew Line Dance with instructors Kali and Austin (Portland)

The Stew is a vintage warm-up choreography used by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers and was famously performed by Mama Lu & The Parkets. It is often danced to the song “Jumpin at the Woodside” by Count Basie or “Hand Clappin’” by Red Prysock.


All-access pass

Reservations for the workshops are available below. A full pass includes admission to the workshops and social dance on Saturday. The cost is $30.

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A la carte

Want to take just one or two lessons? Ok! You can pay at the workshop. The price is $10 per workshop. Dance admission is $10.


    • This event is all ages and open to the public. Individuals and partners welcome.