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. We hope this encourages you to register early!

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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. Drop-in price is $7/class.

Beginner Solo Charleston Register Online Beginner Solo Charleston

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 2
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The hottest dance craze of the Jazz Age is still a blast after all these years! We'll help you learn the basics of the Charleston, and soon you'll be kicking up a storm. No partner or previous experience necessary!

Solo Jazz: Beyond the Basics Register Online Solo Jazz: Beyond the Basics

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 1
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Come to this intermediate level workshop to expand your solo jazz vocabulary with classic moves and flashy stylings! We'll start with "The Chase" and work on some of the many variations of this historic move.

Tap 2 Register Online Tap 2 (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, March 7, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: "Beginning Tap" or equivalent experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

So, you can shuffle and flap, and you're ready for more! This tap class will build on what you have learned in Beginning Tap by continuing to refine your technique through more quintessential tap steps as well as some more complex patterns inspired by the classic hoofers of the early part of the 20th century.

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

Begins Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29
  • 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.

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

Begins Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • This class will take place in the 63 Room around the back of the German House building.
  • Dates: Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 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 a whole set of new vocabulary.

Charleston 1: 1920s Basics Register Online Charleston 1: 1920s Basics (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, March 7, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 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

Come learn all basics of the dance that inspired the Lindy Hop! Charleston was the original swing dance, beginning in the 1920s. Not only is it an energetic, exciting dance in and of itself, but it's lots of fun to integrate into other forms of swing such as East Coast and Lindy Hop. No experience nor partner required for this class.

Bal Rueda Register Online Bal Rueda (4 weeks / Intermediate/Advanced)

Begins Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Previous Balboa experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Bal Rueda is a circle dance inspired by Rueda de Casino that uses Balboa moves to pass partners around a circle of dancers. It has one person (a caller) who calls out specific moves. There are a lot of combinations and fun movements, which will help develop your skills and confidence with this dance! Precious Balboa experience required.

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

Begins Tuesday, March 8, 2016
  • Dates: Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 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.

 

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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