Stompology 2017

Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

Jamie Strampe

Jamie Strampe

Jamie started swing dancing in 2011 in her home town of San Luis Obispo, CA after falling in love with the swing music she played in her high school's jazz band. She learned swing outs in her friend's mom's garage-turned-dance-studio with a few of her bandmates, and she had never attended a social dance before coming to New York to attend the University of Rochester later that year. She began to travel to dance events such as the Toronto University Exchange, SPARX in Cleveland, and CCX in Montreal with the UofR Swing Dance Club, and the travel bug only added fuel to the fire for her dancing addiction. Starting her sophomore year, Jamie rose up through the ranks to be Business Manager, VP, then Co-President of the club, as well as an instructor during her junior and senior years. She is now delighted to be teaching with Groove Juice, where she can listen and move to swing music to her heart's content, and share her enthusiasm with the entire Rochester swing dance community and beyond.

When she's not dancing, Jamie is a biology researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she studies cells involved in inflammation (and is helping to discover new ones!), and by night she can be found playing trombone with the Gregory Street Vagabonds or playing board games with friends.

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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