Steven and Virginie

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!

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Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, October 7, 2014
  • Drop-in for just $7 per class!
  • Dates: Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28
  • 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 3: Fast Dancing Workshop Register Online Fast Dancing Workshop

Monday, November 10, 2014
  • Dates: Nov. 10
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $12 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Must be able to swing out!
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

We're bumping up the bpms! Practice swinging out fast and get comfortable dancing to quicker tempos in this class. Doriel & Rebecca have a bunch of exercises to help solidify your technique so that you can Lindy Hop at any tempo!

Level 3: Partnered Movement Workshop Register Online Partnered Movement Workshop

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  • Dates: Nov. 12
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $12 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: All level 1 classes, some experience with Lindy Hop (you should know a Swing Out).
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

In this class we'll walk through many classic positions we use in Lindy Hop and Charleston, focusing on who is doing the movement during the transitions - leaders, followers, or both. We'll pay attention to the connection and our relation to each other through these transitions, focusing more on body movement and less on footwork. By the end of class, we'll show you how you can take these very same movements and change the style simply by modifying the footwork or adjusting your body rhythm. This is a great starter for slow dancing, and the techniques and positions can be transferred to dancing faster, as well!

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

Begins Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • Dates: Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 10, 17
  • Time: 6:15pm - 7:30pm
  • 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

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 maxi-fords, 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.

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

Begins Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Dates: Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 9, & 16
  • 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: 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!

 

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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