Stompology 2017

Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

Classes

Groove Juice Swing offers classes on a broad range of Jazz Age and Swing Era dances: swing dance, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, vernacular jazz dance, and more.   Not sure where to start out?  Check out our How It Works or FAQ pages!

Preregistration for classes online (here!) closes at 1am the morning of the first class of the series. We hope this encourages you to register early!

October

 

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Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, December 29, 2015
  • One class for $8 or buy a 6 class punch card for $40.
  • Dates: Every Tuesday.
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $8 preregistered. At-door registration price is $8 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

For both guys and girls—finally, a swing dance class that is focused on fitness. Join us once a week for an hour of dancing minus the starting, stopping, rotating, and waiting around. We will teach fundamental solo jazz and Charleston steps, integrating them into a fast-paced class to make sure you get a fun and energetic workout. If you've never tried solo jazz, this is a fantastic way to get started! All levels of dancers are welcome.

Swing 1: Intro to Swing Register Online Swing 1: Intro to Swing (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Instructors: Ross and Corinne
  • Dates: Oct 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Whether you are new to swing or it’s your first time partner dancing, this class will teach you all you need to have fun on the dance floor! You’ll start out with some easy and fun moves that will have you smiling right away, and then progress through some foundational skills that will prepare you for future Lindy Hop classes and the wide world of swing dancing!

Swing 2: The Lindy Hop Register Online Swing 2: The Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Instructors: Tessa and Mike
  • Dates: Oct 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1: Intro to Swing
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The Lindy Hop is the original high-energy partnered jazz dance, invented during the late 1920s in Harlem and popularized in the '30s and '40s. During this four-week series you will apply the skills learned in Swing 1 as a basis for Lindy Hop. This class will focus on the fundamentals of the dance, swing outs and other classic moves that made Lindy Hop so popular.

Swing 3: More Lindy Hop Register Online Swing 3: More Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • Instructors: Meghan and Dominic
  • Dates: Oct 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: The Lindy Hop
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Refine your swing out and a whole range of variations on this theme that you will never get tired of! This class will take you to the next level with new rhythms and a set of new vocabulary.

Tap 1 Register Online Tap 1 (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • Instructors: Rebecca and Caroline
  • Dates: Oct 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Tap Dancing is a very close relative of Lindy Hop. They both developed in parallel with the jazz and swing music of the early part of the 20th Century. This four week session will get you started with the fundamental techniques of Rhythm Tap Dancing. Starting with shuffles and flaps, and moving on to paradiddles and riffs, you’ll be a regular Fred Astaire in no time! No prior dance experience (Tap or Lindy Hop) required. Come with or without tap shoes.

New School-Old School Register Online New School-Old School (4 weeks / Intermediate/Advanced)

Begins Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Instructors: Doriel and Rebecca
  • Dates: Oct 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1–3 and experience social dancing with 8- & 6-count patterns
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

In this class, we'll put a new spin on the traditional and explore the unconventional! We'll practice many classic Lindy Hop moves (such as the Texas Tommy, Sailor Steps, Jig Walks, Tuck Turns, and more) and then use them for inspiration as we create new moves and movements.

Shim Sham Register Online Shim Sham

Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Dates: Oct 2
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The most popular and well-known solo jazz choreography out there, Frankie Manning's Shim Sham is danced all over the world. This Lindy Hop line dance can be seen regularly at events and we'd love to have you join in! It is based on the original tap dance Shim Sham which was choreographed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant. It features classic jazz steps such as the Tackie Annie, the Half-Break, the Boogie Back, and the Shorty George. This class is a great intro to solo jazz dancing, and is open to everyone from first-timers to experienced Lindy Hop dancers!

Swing Rueda Register Online Swing Rueda (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Instructors: Mike and Joanna
  • Dates: Oct 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1-3; solid swingouts and circles.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Based on Salsa's Rueda de Casino, Swing Rueda is a round dance adapted by Jeff Miller and Elaine Hewlett using Lindy Hop moves in the early 2000s. After being very popular for some time, it is rarely seen nowadays but is just as fun as always! Listening for the calls, executing fun moves, and quickly switching partners all make this a blast to dance!

 

Future Classes

Generally, classes are 4 weeks long and begin the first week of each month. They become open for registration when they are posted on this page, at least 2 weeks before their start date. If you have special requests or would like more information about classes, send us an email at info@groovejuiceswing.com.

About Us

Groove Juice Swing, established in 2004, is based in Rochester, NY and specializes in Lindy Hop, the original form of swing dance from the 1920s and 1930s. Groove Juice Swing offers dance classes, weekly social dances, live band dance events, performances, and dance workshops throughout the year. Staff members and instructors are passionate about all things Lindy Hop, traveling all over the world to compete against and learn from the very best Lindy Hoppers. They bring that same commitment and enthusiasm to the dance community in Rochester.

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