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Mike Thibault

Mike started dancing Lindy Hop in 1998, and was a founding member of the RIT Swing Club. Since then he has attended countless workshops, exchanges, and camps... [Read Mike's full bio]

Rebecca Berman

When Rebecca first moved to Rochester, she dined at a popular local barbecue joint, listened to some fantastic live jazz and blues, and watched... [Read Rebecca's full bio]

Corinne Shaffer

Corinne fell in love with swing dancing on her first visit to Lindy Jam, Groove Juice Swing's weekly dance, in 2006, and has been learning, dancing and teaching ever since... [Read Corinne's full bio]

Scott Lucchini

Scott was first dragged to swing dancing lessons by his sister in the summer of 2006. Though, once he got to school at the University of Rochester in 2009, he really got addicted. He joined the U of R Swin... [Read Scott's full bio]

Alex Burr

Alex is Groove Juice Swing's tallest and fourteenth funniest member. He began swing dancing in the spring of 1998, and learned the Lindy Hop soon after... [Read Alex's full bio]

Beth Midavaine

Beth's introduction to jazz and swing dancing came from the movie "Swing Kids," and it was love at first sight! It sent her on a hunt that lasted for five years until she found a local teaching group focuse... [Read Beth's full bio]

Ross Hopkins

As a student at University of Rochester, Ross participated in a number of activities, but only one actually encouraged holding girls. Ever since, swing dancing has been a large part of his life... [Read Ross's full bio]

Jesse Hanus

Jesse Hanus began dancing in 2003, starting with ballroom and then moving smoothly into Lindy Hop. Her love of expressing herself to jazz and blues music keeps her interested ever since... [Read Jesse's full bio]

Doriel Pryntz-Nadworny

Doriel started dancing with Groove Juice Swing when one of his friends dragged him there, but as soon as he saw it, he knew it was the thing for him. Once he got started taking classes, he couldn't get enough. [Read Doriel's full bio]

Meghan Nolan

Meghan has been dancing her whole life, mostly in front of her bedroom mirror while mouthing Madonna lyrics into her hairbrush. She started taking Lindy Hop lessons with Groove Juice Swing in September... [Read Meghan's full bio]

Daniel Balonek

Daniel started dancing at the University of Rochester in 2007. He has learned many different dancing styles including ballroom, blues, balboa and the lindy hop. Daniel found a very welcoming and [Read Daniel's full bio]

Amanda Croasdell

Amanda spent years listening to swing music and singing in cabaret shows before finally deciding to complete the jazz trifecta with dance lessons. As soon as she started dancing in the summer of 2012 she was... [Read Amanda's full bio]

Joanna Thibault

Joanna Kassoulides Thibault discovered the world of Lindy Hop in 2001 in her home town of Toronto Canada. Her passion for the dance allowed her to quickly become an influential... [Read Joanna's full bio]

Mary Juergens

Mary always wished she had been born in the Jazz Age, but when she was first introduced to swing dancing in the fall of 2010 at the University of Rochester she realized she could have the best of both worlds... [Read Mary's full bio]

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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