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, July 2, 2019
  • Dates: Every Tuesday, July - December.
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: At-door registration price is $8 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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.

Flower City Lindy Classic Workshops Register Online Flower City Lindy Classic Workshops

Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Register for competitions here: https://forms.gle/381hJetY9GJ2fkUi6
  • Dates: September 28
  • Time: 11am-4:15pm
  • Location: Memorial Art Gallery [map]
  • Cost: $55 preregistered. At-door registration price is $65 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1-3.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: daytime workshops and admission to evening dance. Take your dancing to the next level during a one-day workshop with GJS instructors! These workshops are for intermediate dancers looking to learn new variations and moves or brush up on their technique. Visit the Flower City Lindy Classic event listing on the front page of the website for schedule info.

Charleston 1: 1920s Basics Register Online Charleston 1: 1920s Basics (4 weeks / Improver)

Begins Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Instructors: Jasmine and Evan
  • Dates: Oct 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • 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: Social dance experience is encouraged but not required.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Come learn the basics of the dance that inspired the Lindy Hop! Charleston was one of the original swing dances, beginning in the early 1920s. Not only is it energetic and exciting in and of itself, but it's lots of fun to integrate into other forms of swing such as East Coast and Lindy Hop. No partner required.

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

Begins Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Dates: Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28
  • 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.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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!

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

Begins Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Dates: Oct 8, 15, 22, & 29
  • 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
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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!

 

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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