Stompology 2017

Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

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. Preregister to get a discount, or sign up at the door the first day of class! If a 4 week series isn't for you, we encourage you to drop-in at the door to either our  Cardio Charleston fitness class, or our free beginner swing dance lesson. The free lesson is held every Wednesday at 9pm during  Lindy Jam, our weekly social dance.

 

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Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, December 29, 2015
  • One class for $8 or buy a 6 class punch card for $40.
  • Dates: Every Tuesday.
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $8 preregistered. At-door registration price is $8 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.

Swing 1: Intro to Swing Register Online Swing 1: Intro to Swing (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Dates: Nov 7, 14, 21, & 28
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Whether you are new to swing or it’s your first time partner dancing, this class will teach you all you need to have fun on the dance floor! You’ll start out with some easy and fun moves that will have you smiling right away, and then progress through some foundational skills that will prepare you for future Lindy Hop classes and the wide world of swing dancing!

Swing 3: More Lindy Hop Register Online Swing 3: More Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Dates: Nov 1, 8, 15, & 29
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: The Lindy Hop
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Refine your swing out and a whole range of variations on this theme that you will never get tired of! This class will take you to the next level with new rhythms and a set of new vocabulary.

Swing 2: The Lindy Hop Register Online Swing 2: The Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Dates: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1: Intro to Swing
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The Lindy Hop is the original high-energy partnered jazz dance, invented during the late 1920s in Harlem and popularized in the '30s and '40s. During this four-week series you will apply the skills learned in Swing 1 as a basis for Lindy Hop. This class will focus on the fundamentals of the dance, swing outs and other classic moves that made Lindy Hop so popular.

Balboa Choreography Register Online Balboa Choreography (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Dates: Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, & Dec 6, 13. Performance on Dec 16th
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $75 preregistered. At-door registration price is $85 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Balboa 2 or equivalent experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Calling all Balboa Dancers! We have a fun routine planned for you with lots of formations and musicality. Joanna will be heading up this routine, so you know it'll be great! This number will be performed at our Holiday Ball in December!

Lindy Hop In a Day Workshop Series Register Online Lindy Hop In a Day Workshop Series

Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Part of the Flower City Lindy Classic. Preregister online for all 4 classes, or drop in for $15 each.
  • Dates: November 11th , 4 classes
  • Time: 11:30am first class, last class ends at 5:30pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $45 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: None!
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Learn to Lindy Hop on the fast track, during a one-day workshop with GJS! This workshop is for beginner Lindy Hoppers or folks who want to brush up on their swing out skills. We'll cover some quintessential Lindy Hop movement in 4 classes during the day, and then dance it out in the evening, 8-12pm at the Flower City Lindy Classic. No previous experience is necessary. Come with or without a partner. SCHEDULE: 11:30am-12:30pm: LINDY GROOVE - Get in the groove for the day by learning the basis of the Lindy Hop. You'll get the footwork, connection, and rhythm of the dance in this class. 12:45-1:45pm: SWING OUT FOUNDATIONS - Lay the groundwork for a solid Swing Out - the cornerstone of the Lindy Hop! - LUNCH BREAK - 3:15-4:15pm: DANCING AS A TEAM - You and your partner are in it together. Lead and follow your way into fun on the dance floor! 4:30-5:30pm: SWING OUT VARIATIONS - Spice up your partner dancing with some sweet variations! 8:00-12:00pm: Flower City Lindy Classic GJSpecial - Social Dance Included in your All-in registration.

FCLC Intermediate Workshops Series Register Online FCLC Intermediate Workshops Series

Saturday, November 11, 2017
  • Part of the Flower City Lindy Classic. Preregister online for all 4 classes, or drop in for $15 each.
  • Dates: November 11th , 4 classes
  • Time: 11:30am first class, last class ends at 5:30pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $45 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 3 or equivalent experience.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

If you can swing out, we want you for our intermediate workshop series! Our instructors have 4 awesome classed planned that will take your dancing to new heights and prepare you to compete in the Flower City Lindy Classic later that evening! Come with or without a partner. Preliminary Schedule: 11:30am-12:30pm: SWING OUT INTENSIVE - workshopping connection points, tension and compression, forward and backward swing outs. 12:45-1:45pm: FOLLOWER STYLINGS & VARIATIONS - Lot’s of style variations within classic moves for followers. This will be an ambi-dance class, so everyone tries moves from both perspectives! - LUNCH BREAK - 3:15-4:15pm: FAST LINDY - Come learn how to safely pick up the tempo, in both swing outs and other shapes! 4:30-5:30pm: QUALITY OF MOVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE - Get some tips and tricks for how to look your best and help your partner shine, too! 8:00-12:00pm: Flower City Lindy Classic GJSpecial - Social Dance Included in your All-in registration.

 

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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