Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY


Balboa originated in Southern California during the '20s 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!

Balboa 1: Beginning Bal

This four week series is your chance to get up to speed in Balboa & Bal-Swing even if you have never danced before. This class is open to dancers of all levels (beginner to advanced) who are looking to learn Balboa or brush up on the fundamentals.

Balboa 2: Bal-Swing & More!

In this series, solidify your understanding of the basics, delve into variations that can make your Balboa more interesting, and go into a number of fancy Balboa moves that will make you look great on the dance floor.

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.

Groove Juice Swing is a grateful recipient of the Monroe County JumpstARTS Grant Program.

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