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!

April 2017 Classes

 

Classes starting soon!

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.

Swing 1: Intro to Swing Register Online Swing 1: Intro to Swing (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • Dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • 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 4: Lindy Hop and Beyond Register Online Swing 4: Lindy Hop and Beyond (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 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 3: More Lindy Hop
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Rhythms, partnership, musicality, and more. This class will continue to build on solid foundations and present some more challenging steps and concepts that will expand your Lindy Hop repertoire!

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

Begins Monday, May 8, 2017
  • Dates: May 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 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.

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

Begins Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Dates: May 9, 16, 23, 30
  • 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.

Balboa - Swing Transitions Register Online Balboa - Swing Transitions (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • Dates: May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Bal 2, Swing 4,
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Learn how to switch back and forth between Balboa and Lindy Hop with our transitions class! You'll develop a greater feel for these dances as well as gain a better understanding of putting it all together creatively on the social dance floor.

Whitey's Big Apple Register Online Whitey's Big Apple (2 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Monday, May 8, 2017
  • Dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 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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