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.

Summer 2019 Drop-In: Strange Swing Outs Register Online Summer 2019 Drop-In: Strange Swing Outs (1 weeks / Intermediate)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • Instructors: Evan and Jasmine
  • Dates: August 21
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Must be comfortable swinging out at medium tempos.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Comfortable with a swing out and ready to really change it up? In this class, we'll focus on ways to change the shape and feel of a swing out using connection and momentum. Followers, this isn't another class to learn swivel or footwork variations - instead, we'll be sharing some completely follower-driven modifications that change up swing out direction and momentum. Leaders, get ready to fine tune those connection moments and learn to play with them to create completely new shapes!

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

Begins Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Dates: September 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • 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.
  • 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!

Fast Lindy Hop Register Online Fast Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Improver)

Begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Dates: Sept 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • 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 1-3 or equivalent experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

We're bumping up the beats per minute! Practice swinging out fast and get comfortable dancing to quicker tempos in this class. We have a bunch of exercises and tricks to help solidify your technique so that you can Lindy Hop at any tempo! We’ll also work on variations and stylings that work best for faster songs.

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

Begins Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Dates: Sept 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • 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
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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 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!

 

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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