Stompology 2017

Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

Intermediate & Advanced Topics

From Solo Jazz to Tap Dance, Charleston to Balboa, Slow Dancing to Lindy Hop, there is a wide world of swing dancing that can be explored through focused classes and social dancing, Topics include musicality, partnership, rhythm, classic repertoire, choreography, line dances, and more!

Lindy Creativity

In this new class, both leaders and followers will learn to develop their own variations, rhythms, combinations, and moves. We'll help you unleash your inner creativity so you can come up with new stuff to throw into your dancing all the time! You'll get better at improvising, thinking on the spot, and being more receptive to your partner and the music that you're dancing to.

Musicality

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.

Tempo and Style

In this four-week series, students will solidify their Lindy Hop technique in order to dance to tempos ranging from slow and bluesy to fast and hot. We'll practice how to dance to different styles of music at these tempos, such as a New Orleans tune and a classic jazz number. Students will be challenged to develop their own personal style throughout the class, with ideas and direction from the instructors.

Intermediate Moves

This four-week series includes all of the quintessential moves that should be in the vocabulary of any Lindy Hopper. Moves range from fun and silly to tricky and challenging. Students will also learn how to dance at a faster tempo and improve their lead and follow skills.

Jazz Up Your Lindy Hop

Get ready to jazz up your Lindy Hop again! Learn authentic solo jazz dance moves and how to put them into your partnered Lindy Hop for that extra spice and authenticity. Great for anyone looking to get better at improvisation, musicality and jazzing up their Lindy Hop!

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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