Swing&Tango Weekend

The following post is an archive of a past event from 2015.

Seven workshops and two nights of dancing in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

We’re bringing together instructors and DJs from Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis for a weekend of dancing, learning and fun.

Weekend instructors include: national dance champions, Emily Ernst and Joshua McLaughlin (Portland); Argentine tango instructor, Noah Brenner (Eugene); Nika Jin and Mateo Palfreman (Eugene); and Kelley Hungerford and Lindsey Almarode (Corvallis).

For beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, November 13, 2015: Argentine tango

    • 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.: Beginning Argentine tango, taught by Noah
    • 9:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Beyond beginning Argentine tango, taught by Noah
    • 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.: Argentine tango and blues dance, with DJ Kella Hanna-Wayne

Saturday, November 14, 2015: Swing & Blues

    • 9:30 a.m.: Doors open/ Warm-up
    • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Advanced Lindy hop: Dancing to fast music: forward swing-outs, tandem and airplane Charleston, taught by Nika & Mateo
    • 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Intermediate Lindy hop: Swing-out basics, taught by Nika & Mateo
    • 12:10 – 1:10 p.m.: Lunch break
    • 1:10 – 2:10 p.m.: Beginning balboa, taught by Josh & Emily
    • 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.: Beyond beginning balboa, taught by Josh & Emily
    • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Intermediate Lindy/blues: Dancing to slow music, taught by Kelley & Lindsey
    • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Drop-in beginner swing lesson, taught by Josh & Emily


Friday: OSU Women’s Building, 160 SW 26th St

Saturday: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.


All-access pass

Reservations are available for the weekend, which includes all workshops and admission to both nighttime dances. The cost is $40-$50, sliding scale.

To make a reservation, visit: swingandtango.org

A la carte

Want to take just one or two lessons? Ok! You can pay at the workshop. Friday’s lessons are $5 each, Saturday’s beginning/intermediate lessons are $8, and Saturday’s advanced lesson is $10. Dance admission is $5-7.