Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

Level Progression Program

Our Level Progression Program is here to help guide students' learning and give some structure to our curriculum, plus give some great perks to reward your learning progress! First and foremost, participation in the program is entirely optional!

Our classes are listed at varying levels (Beginner, Improver, Intermediate, Experienced, or Advanced), but the prerequisites consist of classes or skills, not booklet completion. For example, if you have taken Charleston 1 and 2 (Improver level classes), you can take Tandem Charleston (an Intermediate level class) regardless of what level of booklet you have completed, if any at all!  Booklets can be picked up at any of our events at the front desk, or just ask a GJS Staff Member. GJS staff members can check your registrations and initial your booklet when you have finished a step.

Once you have completed a booklet, let a GJS staff member know or send us an email with a photo of your booklet. We'll confirm and get your rewards to you as soon as possible.

Level 1: Beginner

Complete the following classes in a single role:
  • Swing 1
  • Swing 2
  • Swing 3
Get out on the Dance Floor
  • Attend Lindy Jam 3 Times

Perks for completing Level 1:

  •  One free pass to a Groove Juice Special (limit $20)
  • One free pass for a Swing 1 class to give to a friend!

Beginner Booklet Front

Level 2: Improver

Complete three Improver level classes (You Pick!)

  • Fast Lindy Hop
  • Slow Dancing
  • Creative Connections
  • or any Improver Class not counted below!

Complete four of the following class (You Pick!)

  • Charleston 1
  • Charleston 2 
  • Balboa 1
  • Balboa 2
  • Solo Jazz 1
  • Solo Jazz 2

Get out on the dance floor!

  • Attend a Groove Juice Special with a live band
  • Ask an Instructor to Dance

Perks for completing Level 2:

  • One GJS regular class gift certificate to use for yourself or give as a gift.

  • One free pass to a Groove Juice Special (limit $20).

Improver Booklet Front

Level 3: Intermediate

Complete Five Intermediate level classes (You Pick!)

  • Jazz Up Your Lindy Hop
  • Tandem Charleston
  • Dips and Drags
  • or any other Intermediate Class!

Retake or be a Ringer in three of the following classes in either role (you pick!

  • Swing 1/Lindy Hop in a Day
  • Swing 2
  • Swing 3
  • Charleston 1
  • Solo Jazz 1
  • Balboa 1

Get out on the Dance Floor:

  • Attend a non-GJS dance
  • Attend Practice Night

Perks for completing Level 3:

  • One free pass for a private lesson with a GJS Instructor.
  • One free pass to a Groove Juice Special (limit $20)
  • One free pass to retake a class in the opposite role or give as a gift!
Intermediate Booklet Front

Level 4: Experienced

Complete Five Experienced level classes (You Pick!)

  • Example: Aerials Workshop

  • Watch our Classes page for upcoming classes!

Get out on the Dance Floor!

  • Attend a multi-day dance workshop weekend or camp 

  • Teach a beginner crash course at Lindy Jam

 Perks for completing Level 4:

  • Special Exclusive Swag!

  • Lifetime Discount (TBA) on GJS classes and workshops

GJS Experienced Booklet Front

Lost Level Booklets:

Never fear! We track all of our registrations online. If you lose your booklet, grab a replacement at the front desk during one of our events, and send us an email requesting us to review your registration records. An instructor will know what to do about re-filling out the classes you've already completed.


If you have questions about the advancement program, please reach out to us at . Many you probably have already made progress, so just get your booklet from the front desk and check with an instructor to fill it out! We recognize that completing this list could be a financial burden; if financial concerns are preventing you from being able to work on your level booklet, feel free to get in touch so we can help!

We reserve the right to amend or remove elements of this program, including adding/removing perks, adding/removing requirements for completion, and more at any time and without prior notification. In progress booklets will be transferred to the new standard whenever necessary with progress captured at the discretion of GJS staff. No partial perks will be given.

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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