Slow Dance Soirée

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

Begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get in free to Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE.
  • Dates: March 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • 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.
  • 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 Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Dates: March 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • 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 2C: Next Steps Register Online Next Steps (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, March 3, 2015
  • Dates: March 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • 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.

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

Begins Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  • Dates: March 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • 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: 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 3: Intermediate Moves Register Online Intermediate Moves (4 weeks / Intermediate/Advanced)

Begins Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Dates: March 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • 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: All level 1 and 2 classes
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

This four-week series includes all of the quintessential moves that should be in the vocabulary of any Lindy Hopper. Moves range from fun and silly to tricky and challenging. Students will also learn how to dance at a faster tempo and improve their lead and follow skills.

 

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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