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, Collegiate Shag, 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. Preregister to get a discount, or sign up at the door the first day of class! If a 4 week series isn't for you, we encourage you to drop-in for our free beginner swing dance lesson, held every Wednesday at 8:45pm during  Lindy Jam, our weekly social dance.

 

Classes starting soon!

Swing 3: Lindy Hop Expansion Register Online Swing 3: Lindy Hop Expansion (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, March 4, 2024
  • Instructors: Maggie & Evan
  • Dates: Mondays on March 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th
  • Time: 7:30pm-8:45pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: $70 preregistered. At-door registration price is $80 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: Lindy Hop & More

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.

Balboa 2: Continuing Balboa Register Online Balboa 2: Continuing Balboa (4 weeks / Improver)

Begins Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • Instructors: Mike & Rebecca Fran
  • Dates: Tuesdays on March 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: $70 preregistered. At-door registration price is $80 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Intro to Balboa

This four week series is a continuation of our popular Intro to Balboa Class. In it, we will solidify your understanding of the basics, delve into variations that can make your Balboa more interesting, and go into a number of fancy Balboa moves that will make you look great on the dance floor.

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

Begins Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • Instructors: Nate & Wes
  • Dates: Wednesdays on March 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th
  • Time: 7:15pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: $70 preregistered. At-door registration price is $80 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop

During this four-week series you will apply the skills learned in Swing 1 as a basis for new footwork patterns in your dancing, such as 6 count. Then you’ll progress through some foundational skills that will increase your comfort and fun on the dance floor while preparing you for future Lindy Hop classes and the wide world of swing dancing!

 

Future Classes

Generally, class sessions are 4 weeks long and begin the first week of each month. Each class session generally consists of 1 class night per week. 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.

Groove Juice Swing is a grateful recipient of the Monroe County JumpstARTS Grant Program.

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