Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

The Groove Juice Special

Every month, Groove Juice Swing presents the Groove Juice Special - a great opportunity to come out and meet the swing scene and dance to some excellent music! Many Groove Juice Specials are themed nights ranging from our Gatsby Gala to the Masquerade Ball, while other times we book some of the fantastic local and national jazz bands for live music.

June 15, 2018: Naomi and Her Handsome Devils at Stompology

 Stompology features three evening dances on Friday, June 15, Saturday, Naomi3June 16, and Sunday, June 17. See the schedule at www.stompology.com for more info about live music, dance lessons, and more!

 

Friday evening features live music from Naomi & Her Handsome Devils. DJ'd music starts at 8:40pm in the Ballroom, and the band goes on at 9pm! Stick around for performances and competitions throughout the night.

Time:
8:40pm–12:30am
Location:
The Historic German House
Address:
315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY 14620
Admission:
$25 general.

June 16, 2018: Naomi and Her Handsome Devils at Stompology

Stompology features three evening dances on Friday, June Naomi315, Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17. See the schedule at www.stompology.com for more info about live music, dance lessons, and more!

 

Saturday evening features live music from Naomi & Her Handsome Devils. Join Groove Juice Swing staff for a free beginner lesson from 8-9pm. DJ'd music starts at 8:30pm in the Ballroom, and the band goes on at 9pm! Stick around for performances and competitions throughout the night.

Time:
8:30pm–12:30am
Location:
The Historic German House
Address:
315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY 14620
Admission:
$25 general.

July 18, 2018: The Gregory Street Vagabonds

Join us for a special month of live music at Lindy Jam in July!Vagabonds

 

July 18 will feature Rochester's own Gregory Street Vagabonds! Many of the musicians are active Lindy Hop dancers here in Rochester. Come on out to support familiar faces and enjoy some great music.

 

 

Time:
8:45pm–11:00pm.
Location:
The Historic German House
Address:
315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY 14620
Admission:
$10 general, $8 with student ID.

July 25, 2018: Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five

Join us for a special month of live music at Lindy Jam in July!

 

July 18 will feature Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five from Philadephia. ChelseaChelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five are at home at swing dances, jazz clubs and concert halls alike. They have played renowned Philadelphia venues and travel the country year round to perform at both Lindy and Blues exchanges and workshops. They love exploring the roots of jazz and finding creative ways to interpret forgotten songs. Drawing upon the intensity of powerhouse vocalists, the ingenuity of 20th century composers, and the soul of the dance floor, Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five honor the heritage of jazz with fresh arrangements and original songs. They are silly, passionate people who love playing this music.

 

 

Time:
8:45pm–11:00pm.
Location:
The Historic German House
Address:
315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY 14620
Admission:
$10 general, $8 with student ID.

September 15, 2018: Club Hot-Cha Roaring '20s Party

Party passes will be available at the door for $20 ($16 students with ID).

We're planning something really special on September 15: The Club Hot-Cha Roaring '20s Party! This event is an experience complete with vibrant sounds, drinks, and entertainment of the Jazz Era.

The Club Hot-Cha Roaring 20s Party is a magical opportunity to travel back in time. Guests are encouraged to dress in period style and experience one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history.

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The atmosphere will be set by a premier swing dance band, Mike Davis and his New Wonders (band members are traveling from NYC). Bandleader and trumpeter Mike Davis presents a unique swinging songbook for guests' listening and dancing pleasure, specializing in the Hot Jazz of the 1920s.

Guests are encouraged to attend a free Charleston lesson at 8pm to learn the hottest dance steps of the Jazz Age. No partner nor prior experience is necessary. The night continues with the band 9pm-midnight.

Entertaining numbers will be presented by The Flower City Follies, evoking the spirit and style of the great production numbers of the legendary 1920s chorus line The Ziegfeld Follies. This fun-loving dance troupe conjures the rebellious yet exuberant spirit of Roaring '20s youth.

ButaPub will be presenting a selection of cocktails, beverages, and light fare.

Other highlights of the night include a photo booth up on our balcony!

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Tickets will be available for purchase at  the door ($20 general admission, $16 for students)

 

Time:
8:00pm–midnight. With a free Charleston lesson 8-9pm
Location:
The Historic German House
Address:
315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY 14620
Admission:
$20 general. $16 students.

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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