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!

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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. Drop-in price is $7/class.

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

Begins Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • Dates: September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • 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 Tuesday, September 6, 2016
  • Dates: September 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 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: 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.

Balboa Shines & Steals Register Online Balboa Shines & Steals (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  • This class will take place in the 63 Room around the back of the German House building.
  • Dates: September 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Balboa or equivalent experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

This type of class is usually done for Lindy Hop but we say why not for Balboa as well! In this class you'll learn how to cut in and steal a partner with style and ease while they are dancing Balboa with someone else. The shines will add extra flare to your social dancing or in a jam circle!

Dancing to Slow Music (< 120bpm) Register Online Dancing to Slow Music (< 120bpm) (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Monday, September 12, 2016
  • Dates: Sept 12,19,26, Oct 3
  • 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

This class will teach you what to do when the music is too slow to swing out. We will be working on footwork, new rhythms, call & response, and moves that work well to slower tempos. Whether you are dancing to a gritty New Orleans tune or a jazz ballad, we have the moves for you!

Solo Jazz: To Support Your Lindy Hop! Register Online Solo Jazz: To Support Your Lindy Hop! (4 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, September 6, 2016
  • Dates: September 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Highland Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Previous dance experience.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Dancing to jazz music: most excellent with and without a partner. One goal of this class is to help students get more comfortable moving on their own to jazz so that they can integrate that jazzy movement into their Lindy Hop and create more on the dance floor! In class, we'll work on classic jazz steps, practice some skills, and work combinations into a routine (perhaps an opportunity to perform will arise!). Previous dance experience is recommended but not required.

 

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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