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. We hope this encourages you to register early!

August

 

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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.

Summer 2017 Drop-In: How To Practice Register Online Summer 2017 Drop-In: How To Practice (2 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  • Part of our Summer Drop-In class series; 2 week special class! Come back on Sept 6th for a follow up. If you can only attend the first week, feel free to drop-in for $15.
  • Dates: August 23, Follow Up September 6
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $25 preregistered. At-door registration price is $30 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 3 or 1 year other dance experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

We've all heard the adage: "practice makes perfect!", but how exactly does one go about learning Lindy Hop and jazz dance in an effective & enjoyable way? In this class, Doriel & Rebecca will share some strategies to structuring your dance practice time.Much like practicing scales and arpeggios on an instrument, we'll work through some drills and rhythms to practice often that will improve your Lindy Hop. We'll spend time evaluating what type of learning styles work best for you, and try out these learning techniques to break down and practice a challenging new step seen in a video clip. Doriel & Rebecca will share tips and stories about successful and not-so-successful times they spent practicing in the studio, such as by interleaving or blocking skills, building creativity with a practice partner, and choosing practice music wisely.Whether on your own at the studio, with a partner at Lindy Jam, or during class with your classmates and instructor there to guide you, we hope you'll find a venue to apply these practice skills!

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

Begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Dates: Sept 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • 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 1: Intro to Swing Register Online Swing 1: Intro to Swing (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Dates: Sept 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • 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 Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Dates: Sept 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • 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.

Tandem Charleston Register Online Tandem Charleston (3 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Monday, September 11, 2017
  • Note: This class will be a 3 week series!
  • Dates: Sept 11, 18, & 25
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $38 preregistered. At-door registration price is $45 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Solid understanding of the side by side Charleston basic.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Come learn one of the most distinctive styles in Charleston dance - Tandem! This position places the two dancers in line facing the same direction, with lot's of the kicking and movement like you've come to expect from the Charleston. We'll show you how to integrate this unique position into your dancing, including fun moves and variations on the position.

Balboa 2 Register Online Balboa 2 (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Monday, September 11, 2017
  • Dates: Sept 11, 18, 25, & Oct 2
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Balboa
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

This four week series is a continuation of our popular Intro to Balboa Class. In it, we will solidify your understanding of the basics, delve into variations that can make your Balboa more interesting, and go into a number of fancy Balboa moves that will make you look great on the dance floor.

 

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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