Slow Dance Soirée

Groove Juice Swing

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!

Classes starting soon!

Level 1A: Swing Basics Register Online Swing Basics (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get in free to Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE.
  • Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

If you've never been introduced to swing dancing, or if it's been a while, then this is the class for you! In this four-week series, students will learn basic Swing and Charleston moves, and how to feel comfortable on the social dance floor.

Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Bring your friends: drop in rate is $7.
  • Dates: Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $20 preregistered. At-door registration price is $25 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. Drop-in price is $7/class.

Level 1B: Swing Expansion Register Online Swing Expansion (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, February 2, 2015
  • Dates: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Level 1A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

In this four-week series students will expand upon skills learned in our Swing Basics class. This includes new moves to add to your repertoire, Charleston and turn variations, and a fun routine. Students will also improve their technique and musicality skills, preparing them for an easy transition to Lindy Hop!

Level 2B: Lindy Hop Essentials Register Online Lindy Hop Essentials (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, February 3, 2015
  • Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Both level 1 classes and 2A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Now that you know the foundation of Lindy Hop, you’re ready to kick it up a notch. In this four-week series students will learn rhythms, musicality and some of our favorite moves in order to swing out with confidence and style on the social dance floor.

Cardio Charleston Register Online Cardio Charleston (5 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, February 3, 2015
  • Bring your friends: drop in rate is $7.
  • Dates: Feb. 3, 10, 17, &24
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $20 preregistered. At-door registration price is $25 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. Drop-in price is $7/class.

Level 1A: Swing Basics Register Online Swing Basics (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get in free to Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE.
  • Dates: March 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

If you've never been introduced to swing dancing, or if it's been a while, then this is the class for you! In this four-week series, students will learn basic Swing and Charleston moves, and how to feel comfortable on the social dance floor.

Tap Shim Sham Register Online Tap Shim Sham (2 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, February 3, 2015
  • Dates: Feb. 3, 10
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $20 preregistered. At-door registration price is $25 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

You know the Lindy Hopper's version of the Shim Sham, but come out for this two week special to learn the original! Choreographed in the late 1920s by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant, this 32-bar routine is regarded as the tap dancer's anthem. Frankie Manning later adopted it into the popular Lindy Hop line dance we know today. This class will not only get you started tap dancing, but it will give you a couple different versions of the steps we do in the line dance so you can mix it up!

Level 3: Hard Stuff Register Online Hard Stuff (2 weeks / Intermediate/Advanced)

Begins Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Dates: Feb. 17 & 24
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $20 preregistered. At-door registration price is $25 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: All Level 1 and 2 classes.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Up for a challenge? Learn some hard moves with Mike and Rebecca and this two-week series. They've got some hard stuff planned - footwork variations, spins & turns with interesting arm holds, & more!

 

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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