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, Collegiate Shag, 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. Preregister to get a discount, or sign up at the door the first day of class! If a 4 week series isn't for you, we encourage you to drop-in at the door to either our  Cardio Charleston fitness class, or our free beginner swing dance lesson. The free lesson is held every Wednesday at 9pm during  Lindy Jam, our weekly social dance.

 

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Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Dates: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: At-door registration price is $8 if space is available.

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.

Swing 2: Lindy Hop and More Register Online Swing 2: Lindy Hop and More (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, March 2, 2020
  • Dates: March 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop

During this four-week series you will apply the skills learned in Swing 1 as a basis for new footwork patterns in your dancing, such as 6 count. Then you’ll progress through some foundational skills that will increase your comfort and fun on the dance floor while preparing you for future Lindy Hop classes and the wide world of swing dancing!

Balboa 1: Intro to Balboa Register Online Balboa 1: Intro to Balboa (4 weeks / Improver)

Begins Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Dates: March 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Prior social dance experience is helpful, but not required.

This four week series is your chance to get up to speed in Balboa & Bal-Swing even if you have never danced before. Balboa originated in Southern California during the 20's and increased in popularity until World War II, and is named for the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California where the dance was invented. The close embrace makes it perfect for fast tempos and crowded spaces, and the intricate footwork makes this dance exciting and seriously addictive! This class is open to dancers of all levels (beginner to advanced) who are looking to learn Balboa or brush up on the fundamentals.

Swing 3: Lindy Hop Expansion Register Online Swing 3: Lindy Hop Expansion (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Dates: March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: Lindy Hop & More

Refine your swing out and a whole range of variations on this theme that you will never get tired of! This class will take you to the next level with new rhythms and a set of new vocabulary.

Swing 3: Lindy Hop Expansion Register Online Swing 3: Lindy Hop Expansion (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Dates: April 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: Lindy Hop & More

Refine your swing out and a whole range of variations on this theme that you will never get tired of! This class will take you to the next level with new rhythms and a set of new vocabulary.

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

Begins Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Dates: April 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.

Whether it’s your first time partner dancing or you're adding swing to your repertoire, 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!

Tranky Doo Workshop Register Online Tranky Doo Workshop

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
  • Dates: April 8th and 15th
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $25 preregistered. At-door registration price is $30 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: May be more challenging for beginners with no solo jazz experience, but we welcome dancers at all levels.

The Tranky Doo is a solo jazz dance routine choreographed by Savoy Ballroom dancer Pepsi Bethel during the 1940s. It first appeared on film in the documentary The Spirit Moves and features classic and challenging jazz steps like the fall-of-the-log, hallelujah rocks, and shouts. Lindy Hoppers of today still love to perform this routine! Come learn it in this workshop and add it to your jazz dance repertoire.

Swing 2: Lindy Hop and More Register Online Swing 2: Lindy Hop and More (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Tuesday, May 5, 2020
  • Dates: May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop

During this four-week series you will apply the skills learned in Swing 1 as a basis for new footwork patterns in your dancing, such as 6 count. Then you’ll progress through some foundational skills that will increase your comfort and fun on the dance floor while preparing you for future Lindy Hop classes and the wide world of swing dancing!

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

Begins Wednesday, May 6, 2020
  • Dates: May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.

Whether it’s your first time partner dancing or you're adding swing to your repertoire, 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!

 

Future Classes

Generally, class sessions are 4 weeks long and begin the first week of each month. Each class session generally consists of 1 class night per week. 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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