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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Gatsby Gala Charleston Workshop Register Online Gatsby Gala Charleston Workshop

Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Instructors: Jasmine, Mike, Evan, Nate, and Fran
  • Dates: Apr 13
  • Time: 11:00am - 4:45pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: $56 preregistered. At-door registration price is $64 if space is available.
  • Prerequisite: Various; see event page

Come learn the basics of the dance that inspired the Lindy Hop plus tips and techniques to show off on the dancefloor! Charleston was one of the original swing dances, beginning in the early 1920s. Not only is it energetic and exciting in and of itself, but it's lots of fun to integrate into other forms of swing dance. No partner required.

Jazz Up Your Lindy Hop Register Online Jazz Up Your Lindy Hop (4 weeks / Improver)

Begins Monday, April 29, 2024
  • Instructors: Rachel & Nate
  • Dates: Mondays on April 29th, May 6th, 13th, & 20th
  • 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 1-3 or equivalent.

Get ready to jazz up your lindy hop again! Learn authentic solo jazz dance moves and how to put them into your partnered lindy hop for that extra spice and authenticity. Great for anyone looking to get better at improvisation, musicality and jazzing up their lindy hop!

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

Begins Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • Dates: April 30th, May 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • 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!

Shim Sham Register Online Shim Sham

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • Dates: May 1st
  • Time: 7:15pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: $18 preregistered. At-door registration price is $20 if space is available.

The most popular and well-known solo jazz choreography out there, Frankie Manning's Shim Sham is danced all over the world. This Lindy Hop line dance can be seen regularly at events and we'd love to have you join in! It is based on the original tap dance Shim Sham which was choreographed by Leonard Reed and Willie Bryant. It features classic jazz steps such as the Tackie Annie, the Half-Break, the Boogie Back, and the Shorty George. This class is a great intro to solo jazz dancing, and is open to everyone from first-timers to experienced Lindy Hop dancers!

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

Begins Wednesday, May 8, 2024
  • Dates: May 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
  • Time: 7:15pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: 295 Gregory Street [map]
  • Cost: $70 preregistered. At-door registration price is $80 if space is available.

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!

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

Begins Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Dates: May 28th, June 4th, 11th, & 18th
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • 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.

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

Begins Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Dates: June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
  • 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!

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

Begins Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • Dates: July 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th
  • 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 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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