Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY


The Charleston is a high-energy swing dance popularized by Flappers in the 1920s. The basic step, consisting of kicks & style, allows for a vast range of variations and improvisation and is often done to fast music. Today Charleston is an important dance in Lindy Hop & swing dancing and can be danced in many permutations: alone (solo), with a partner, or in groups of couples or solo dancers.

Charleston 1: 1920s Basics

Learn all basics of the dance that inspired the Lindy Hop! Not only is the Charleston an energetic, exciting dance in and of itself, but it's lots of fun to integrate into other forms of swing such as Easy Coast and Lindy Hop. No experience or partner required for this class.

Charleston 2: Intermediate Partnered Charleston

In this class, you'll progress through some of the many different Charleston positions such as tandem, face to face, and hand to hand, in addition to some cool new variations and higher tempos. You will leave the class with confidence and a strong vocabulary of moves to work with on the social 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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