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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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Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Register at the door: $7 for one class or $35 for a punch card of 6.
  • Dates: Every Tuesday - this is an ongoing class
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: At-door registration price is $7 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.

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

Begins Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get into Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE.
  • Dates: May 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • 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.
  • 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 2A: Fundamentals of Lindy Hop Register Online Fundamentals of Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  • Dates: May 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • 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
  • 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 students will use the skills learned in our level 1 classes as a basis for Lindy Hop. Students will learn the fundamentals of the dance, swing outs and other classic moves that made Lindy Hop so popular.

Level 2B: Lindy Hop Essentials Register Online Lindy Hop Essentials (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • Dates: May 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • 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.
  • Prerequisite: Both level 1 classes and 2A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Now that you know the foundation of Lindy Hop, you’re ready to kick it up a notch. In this four-week series students will learn rhythms, musicality and some of our favorite moves in order to swing out with confidence and style on the social dance floor.

Intro to Balboa (All Levels)

Begins Monday, May 4, 2015
  • Dates: May 4, 11, 19 & June 1 (no class on Memorial Day)
  • 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.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

This four week series is your chance to get up to speed in Balboa & Bal-Swing even if you have never danced before. Balboa originated in Southern California during the 20's and increased in popularity until World War II, and is named for the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California where the dance was invented. The close embrace makes it perfect for fast tempos and crowded spaces, and the intricate footwork makes this dance exciting and seriously addictive! This class is open to dancers of all levels (beginner to advanced) who are looking to learn Balboa or brush up on the fundamentals.

Whitey's Big Apple (All Levels)

Begins Monday, May 4, 2015
  • Learn it before Stompology!
  • Dates: May 4, 11, 19, & June 1 (no class on Memorial Day)
  • 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: May be more challenging for beginners with no solo jazz experience, but we welcome dancers at all levels.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The Big Apple is a high energy circle dance of traditional jazz steps that was popular in the late 1930s. In 1938, Frankie Manning choreographed a version for a fantastic team of dancers, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, to be featured in the film Keep Punching. Today, swing dancers around the world know the choreography and often break into dance when the catchy tune comes on during any old social dance. We're so excited for Rochester to learn it!

 

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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