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.

 

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History of Lindy Hop Register Online History of Lindy Hop

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
  • Instructor: Mike
  • Dates: July 23
  • Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: At-door registration price is $0 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: None. We are offering this as a free class for all, with optional pay-what-you-like at the door.

Join us for an exciting journey through the origins, evolution, and cultural impact of this vibrant dance form. We’ll cover the grand history of the Lindy Hop, from its Harlem roots to its resurgence in modern swing dance communities around the globe. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or a curious beginner, this class will swing you into the heart of Lindy Hop’s rich history! This presentation will feature discussion as well as vintage film clips.

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

Begins Monday, August 5, 2024
  • Dates: August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
  • 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 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!

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

Begins Monday, September 9, 2024
  • Dates: September 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
  • 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.

 

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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