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!

Classes starting soon!

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

Begins Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get into Lindy Jam on Wednesday nights for free!
  • Dates: Sept 16, 23, 30, & Oct 7
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [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, September 14, 2015
  • Dates: Sept 14, 21, 28, & Oct 5
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [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.

California Routine! Register Online California Routine!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
  • Dates: Sept 9
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $12 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: 2A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Come on out and learn the California Routine! This is the most popular partnered Lindy Hop routine, and it's essential to every dancer's repertoire. You can see various renditions of it in many performances all the way from Hellzapoppin' to many professional routines performed today.

Original Solo Jazz Routine w/ Scott Register Online Original Solo Jazz Routine w/ Scott

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
  • Dates: Sept 8
  • Time: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $16 preregistered. At-door registration price is $20 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Come out to learn an all new, original routine choreographed by Scott! Inspired by Stompology, Scott wanted to create an awesome solo jazz routine that involves classic moves, freedom for styling, and a lot of musicality. We'll learn a full one and a half choruses of choreography plus a couple phrases for the big finale! See you there!

Sugar Pushes! Register Online Sugar Pushes!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Dates: Sept 2
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $12 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: 1B
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Sugar pushes are one of the most important moves of the modern swing dancer. They may look simple, but they have a lot of depth and they can feel really great when you get the connection working right. Come on out to learn one of the most influential Lindy Hop moves of the modern era!

 

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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