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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, September 2, 2014
  • Or drop in for $7 per class!
  • Dates: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $25 preregistered. At-door registration price is $30 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, October 14, 2014
  • While enrolled in this class, students get into Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE!
  • Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, & Nov. 4
  • 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.

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

Begins Wednesday, October 15, 2014
  • Dates: Oct. 15, 22, 29, & Nov. 5
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • 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 2A: Fundamentals of Lindy Hop Register Online Fundamentals of Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • Dates: Oct. 14, 21, 28, & Nov. 4
  • 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: Both level 1 classes
  • 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 students will use the skills learned in our level 1 classes as a basis for Lindy Hop. Students will learn the fundamentals of the dance, swing outs and other classic moves that made Lindy Hop so popular.

Solo Jazz 101 - Workshop Register Online Solo Jazz 101 - Workshop

Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Dates: October 6
  • 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.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Do you know how to Suzie-Q? How about Fall of the Log? Or Shorty George? Learn authentic jazz steps that originated in the 1920s and 30s with instructors Corinne Shaffer and Ross Hopkins! During this intro to solo jazz class, Ross & Corinne will break down classic solo jazz and Charleston moves so that dancers of all levels can master the technique and aesthetic of the dance. No previous experience with jazz dance is expected.

Level 3: Musicality Register Online Musicality (4 weeks / Intermediate/Advanced)

Begins Monday, October 13, 2014
  • Dates: Oct. 13, 20, 27, & Nov. 3
  • 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: All level 1 and 2 classes or equivalent.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

In this four week musicality series, students will learn to fit their dancing to the music’s rhythm, melody, and mood. This is a key characteristic of improvised swing dancing, not commonly found in other partnered dances. Students will expand their skills by taking inspiration from the music and learning to become co-instruments with the band. We'll teach how to predict the music and how to accentuate breaks, as well as give ideas on how to play with rhythm and expression when dancing.

Cardio Charleston Register Online Cardio Charleston (5 weeks / 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.

Tap Class with Scott Register Online Tap Class with Scott

Monday, October 6, 2014
  • This class will meet in the studio space (small room) on the 3rd floor of 389 Gregory St..
  • Dates: October 6
  • 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.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Tap Dancing is a very close relative of Lindy Hop. They were both developed in parallel with the jazz and swing music of the early part of the 20th Century. This class will teach you some of the basics of Rhythm Tap Dancing and get you started on the path to becoming a hoofer! Tap is not only an amazing dance style in and of itself, but it will open many doors for your Lindy Hop as well, allowing you to explore new rhythms and listen to the music in a whole new way. No prior dance experience (Tap or Lindy Hop) required. Come with or without tap shoes.

Reversed Roles Workshop Register Online Reversed Roles Workshop

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  • Dates: October 8
  • Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Some swing dancing experience is highly recommended.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

So, you can swingout, but have you ever wondered what it feels like on the other side of the connection? Come to this special workshop where Leaders become Followers and Followers become Leaders! Learning the other role in Lindy Hop can really open your eyes to how your partner interprets what you're doing. Lindy Hop is all about communication, so come learn your partner's language and open the channels for even more creativity and expression!

 

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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