The Swing Dance Cooperative

Hi. We're here to share swing dancing and host fancy dances and stuff. We're also here to be a part of the cooperative movement.

May classes

  • May 6 - Balboa Special Topics
  • May 8 - Taste of Jazz
  • May 13 - Confidence on the Dance Floor
  • May 15 - Taste of Jazz
  • May 20 - Confidence on the Dance Floor
  • May 22 - Taste of Jazz
  • May 29 - Taste of Jazz

All classes are at the Abigail Stuart House, 1002 Washington St SE, and start at 7 p.m. By donation. No reservation needed, open to the public. Thanks for dancing in Olympia!

June classes

We're not hosting any events in June, so we can focus on improving our organization.

Also, save the date for Wednesday, August 14.

Keep in touch

With Meetup, you will be emailed when we share new events. It's also a decent way to reach us. On Instagram we're @swingcoop.

Swing Dance Cooperative Staff

Gabrielle

Dancing has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. From little pink slippers to her suede soled heels, expressing herself through dance is one of her greatest passions. Her dance philosophy is that as long as you're smiling, you're doing something right.

With over 15 years of experience, Gabrielle has been teaching in Washington and learning all over the States. Despite knowing many styles of dance, Lindy hop is her first love. The pure energy of Lindy is hard to match!

She lives for creating solid connections on the dance floor. Her favorite move is a well-executed outside turn, simple but so good!

Philip

He took his first dance class to confront his greatest social fear, dancing in a public space. Philip is a co-founder of the Corvallis Swing Dance Society, where, among other things, he developed their class curriculum. He has taught for over 10 years, helping thousands of people discover swing dance in that time.

Philip loves old jazz, and the people who created it. He enjoys creating spaces where people feel comfortable expressing themselves, and his favorite move is hopping around.

Recommendations

If you're wondering if these classes are for you, they probably are. I mean, you're reading about swing dancing on the internet. Let us know if you have any questions.

Here's an example of Lindy hop from Denver in 2013:

Cooperative

About the co-op

We're a cooperative, and we identify with the cooperative movement and its values.

The Swing Dance Cooperative
Olympia, Washington.