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 at the door to either our  Cardio Charleston fitness class, or our free beginner swing dance lesson. The free lesson is held every Wednesday at 9pm during  Lindy Jam, our weekly social dance.

 

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Cardio Charleston (All Levels)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
  • Dates: Every Tuesday, July - December.
  • Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: At-door registration price is $8 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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.

Summer 2019 Drop-In: Hard Solo Charleston Register Online Summer 2019 Drop-In: Hard Solo Charleston (1 weeks / Intermediate)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Instructor: Jasmine
  • Dates: July 24
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Experience with 20s and 30s Charleston. Previous solo jazz class experience suggested.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Go beyond the Charleston basic with moves and variations to bring new options into your solo jazz. We'll work on moves like flying Charleston and squat Charleston, as well as transitions and breaks. Bring a water bottle and be ready to sweat as we bump up the tempos and take your solo Charleston to the next level!

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

Begins Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Dates: July 29, Aug 5, 12, & 19
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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 Tuesday, July 30, 2019
  • Note: This session continues from an Everyone Leads/Everyone Follows curriculum
  • Dates: July 30, Aug 6, 13, & 20
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: Lindy Hop & More
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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.

Summer 2019 Drop-In: Mechanics, Movement, and Musicality Register Online Summer 2019 Drop-In: Mechanics, Movement, and Musicality (1 weeks / Intermediate)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Instructors: Caroline and Rebecca
  • Dates: July 31
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Historic German House [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Solid swing out experience and technique required. Previous intermediate-level class experience suggested.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Go beyond familiar combos and moves in this class to explore both solo and partnered movement in ways you never have before. Use your body in new ways to create new shapes and isolated movements, and incorporate these into the music. When you add in a partner, how does your connection with them change your movement? By challenging our creativity in new ways, we can break out of our familiar combos and maybe even create something new.

Summer 2019 Drop-In: Collegiate Shag Register Online Summer 2019 Drop-In: Collegiate Shag (1 weeks / All Levels)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  • Instructors: Gretta and Mike
  • Dates: August 7
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: None.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Collegiate shag is an exciting partner dance primarily done to uptempo swing and traditional jazz music. This introductory class will focus on the fundamentals of the dance and basic moves. Come learn an energetic dance that's in the midst of a resurgence in the swing community!

Summer 2019 Drop-In: Lindy Favorites Register Online Summer 2019 Drop-In: Lindy Favorites (1 weeks / Improver)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Instructors: Corinne and Daniel
  • Dates: August 14
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1-3.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

You've got the basics, now's the time to add in some flair! In this class, Corinne and Dan will share some fun moves that aren't taught in our classes very often. From some classic combos to personal favorites, this class will focus on new moves to give your Lindy an extra boost of creativity and fun.

Summer 2019 Drop-In: Strange Swing Outs Register Online Summer 2019 Drop-In: Strange Swing Outs (1 weeks / Intermediate)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
  • Instructors: Evan and Jasmine
  • Dates: August 21
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $12 preregistered. At-door registration price is $15 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Must be comfortable swinging out at medium tempos.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Comfortable with a swing out and ready to really change it up? This isn't another step-replacement style variations class - instead, we'll focus on changing the shape and feel of a swing out by learning the Three Wall Swing Out, the Reverse Swing Out, and more!

Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop Register Online Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Dates: September 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Whether it’s your first time partner dancing or you're adding swing to your repertoire, this class will teach you all you need to have fun on the dance floor! You’ll start out with some easy and fun moves that will have you smiling right away, and then progress through some foundational skills that will prepare you for future Lindy Hop classes and the wide world of swing dancing!

Fast Lindy Hop Register Online Fast Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Improver)

Begins Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Dates: Sept 4, 11, 18, & 25
  • Time: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 1-3 or equivalent experience
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

We're bumping up the beats per minute! Practice swinging out fast and get comfortable dancing to quicker tempos in this class. We have a bunch of exercises and tricks to help solidify your technique so that you can Lindy Hop at any tempo! We’ll also work on variations and stylings that work best for faster songs.

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

Begins Monday, September 9, 2019
  • Dates: Sept 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Swing 2: Lindy Hop & More
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

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.

Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop Register Online Swing 1: Intro to Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Beginner)

Begins Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Dates: Oct 7, 14, 21, & 28
  • Time: 7:00-8:15pm
  • Location: Weider‘s Hall (Third Floor Ballroom) [map]
  • Cost: $50 preregistered. At-door registration price is $60 if space is available.
  • Mail-in registration: Click here

Whether it’s your first time partner dancing or you're adding swing to your repertoire, this class will teach you all you need to have fun on the dance floor! You’ll start out with some easy and fun moves that will have you smiling right away, and then progress through some foundational skills that will prepare 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.

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