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Groove Juice Swing

Classes

Groove Juice Swing offers classes on a broad range of Jazz Age and Swing Era dances: swing dance, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, 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. We hope this encourages you to register early!

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Summer Special: Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, August 5, 2014
  • Or drop in for $7 per class!
  • Dates: August 5, 12, 19, &26
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $20 preregistered. At-door registration price is $25 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

For both guys and girls—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. Drop-in price is a special summer rate of just $7/class.

Level 1A: Swing Basics Register Online Swing Basics (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  • While enrolled in this class, students get into Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE!
  • Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, & Oct. 1
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

If you've never been introduced to swing dancing, or if it's been a while, then this is the class for you! In this four-week series, students will learn basic Swing and Charleston moves, and how to feel comfortable on the social dance floor.

Level 1B: Swing Expansion Register Online Swing Expansion (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Tuesday, September 9, 2014
  • Dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Level 1A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

In this four-week series students will expand upon skills learned in our Swing Basics class. This includes new moves to add to your repertoire, Charleston and turn variations, and a fun routine. Students will also improve their technique and musicality skills, preparing them for an easy transition to Lindy Hop!

Level 2C: Next Steps Register Online Next Steps (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, September 9, 2014
  • This is a brand new class open to anyone who has taken levels 1A-2B, or has the equivalent Lindy Hop experience.
  • Dates: Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Level 1A, 1B, 2A, & 2B, or equivalent Lindy Hop experience.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Swingouts and circles are certainly the cornerstone of Lindy Hop, but there's a whole lot more out there! In this class, we'll whet your appetite for more Lindy by delving into many diverse topics that will get you ready for our Level 3 (Intermediate/Advanced) classes. Week 1 is the Shim Sham! This classic line dance should be a part of any Lindy Hopper's repertoire. Weeks 2-4 will cover more advanced technique and moves including Tandem Charleston and pop turns.

Shim Sham Register Online Shim Sham

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
  • All levels of dancers are encouraged to take this one-week class. (This Shim Sham class is week 1 of our Level 2C class.)
  • Dates: September 9
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $14 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The most popular and well-known solo jazz choreography out there, Frankie Manning's Shim Sham is danced all over the world. It is based on the original tap dance Shim Sham which was choreographed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant. It features classic jazz steps such as the Tackie Annie, the Half-Break, the Boogie Back, and the Shorty George.

Level 3: Jazz Up Your Lindy Hop Register Online Jazz Up Your Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Monday, September 8, 2014
  • Dates: Sept. 8, 15, 22, & 29
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $40 preregistered. At-door registration price is $50 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Both level 1 classes and 2A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Get ready to jazz up your lindy hop again! Learn authentic solo jazz dance moves and how to put them into your partnered lindy hop for that extra spice and authenticity. Great for anyone looking to get better at improvisation, musicality and jazzing up their lindy hop!

Cardio Charleston Register Online Cardio Charleston (4 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Or drop in for $7 per class!
  • Dates: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $25 preregistered. At-door registration price is $30 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

For both guys and girls—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. Drop-in price is $7/class.

Al and Leon Shim Sham Register Online Al and Leon Shim Sham (2 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Wednesday, September 3, 2014
  • Previous experience with solo jazz repertoire is highly recommended.
  • Dates: September 3
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $12 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Experience with solo jazz is reoommended.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

String some quintessential solo jazz moves together into a classic routine that Al Minns and Leon James choreographed in the late 1920s: the Al and Leon Shim Sham.

 

Future Classes

Generally, classes are 4 weeks long and begin the first week of each month. 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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