Swing dancing in downtown Corvallis and Albany, brought to you by the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, Swing Club at OSU and Albany Swing. All ages. Individuals and partners welcome.
What is swing dancing?
Swing dancing is an umbrella term for a group of dances - Lindy hop, Charleston, Balboa, and Shag - that grew up in the dance halls of the 1920s and 30s. Lindy hop was primarily innovated by African American dancers in Harlem, such as Frankie Manning (https://www.frankiemanning.com/) and Norma Miller (http://queenofswing.net/). It is what the world got when it mixed people having fun and early jazz music; this is how swing dancing was born.
What do we offer?
Corvallis Swing hosts monthly dances at Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Corvallis as well as lesson series at the same venue. In conjunction with Swing Club at OSU, we host several dances per term in the Women's Building on campus. The best way to find out more is to visit: corvallisswing.com (http://corvallisswing.com/).