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 Stew Line Dance Workshop – all levels
7:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Downtown Swing Dance
Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.
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 Stew Line Dance
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.
Reservations for the workshops will be available in May. A full pass includes admission to the workshops and social dance on Saturday. The cost is $30.
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.