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 Monday, January 5, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get in free to Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE.
  • Dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • 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 Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Dates: Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • 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: 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 2B: Lindy Hop Essentials Register Online Lindy Hop Essentials (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Wednesday, January 7, 2015
  • Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21, & 28
  • 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: Both level 1 classes and 2A
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Now that you know the foundation of Lindy Hop, you’re ready to kick it up a notch. In this four-week series students will learn rhythms, musicality and some of our favorite moves in order to swing out with confidence and style on the social dance floor.

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

Begins Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Dates: Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • 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: 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.

Shim Sham Register Online Shim Sham

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • The first week of 2C is the Shim Sham, and anyone is welcome to drop in!
  • Dates: January 6
  • Time: 8:30-9:45pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $10 preregistered. At-door registration price is $12 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

The most popular and well-known solo jazz choreography out there, Frankie Manning's Shim Sham is danced all over the world. It is based on the original tap dance Shim Sham which was choreographed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant. It features classic jazz steps such as the Tackie Annie, the Half-Break, the Boogie Back, and the Shorty George.

Dancing to Slow Music (< 120bpm) Register Online Dancing to Slow Music (< 120bpm) (4 weeks / Intermediate)

Begins Monday, January 5, 2015
  • This is a great prep for Slow Dance Soiree!
  • Dates: January 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • 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.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

This class will teach you what to do when the music is too slow to swing out. We will be working on footwork, new rhythms, call & response, and moves that work well to slower tempos. Whether you are dancing to a gritty New Orleans tune or a jazz ballad, we have the moves for you!

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

Begins Wednesday, February 4, 2015
  • While enrolled in this class, students get in free to Lindy Jam on Wednesdays for FREE.
  • Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • 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.
  • 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.

Cardio Charleston Register Online Cardio Charleston (5 weeks / All Levels)

Begins Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  • Bring your friends: drop in rate is $7.
  • Dates: Jan. 6, 13, 20, & 27
  • Time: 6:00-7:00pm
  • Location: Groove Juice Swing (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $20 preregistered. At-door registration price is $25 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.

 

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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