Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

How It Works

Our class structure allows for a beginner with little or no experience to start off with an intro class and continuously progress to a higher level, eventually reaching our advanced level of classes. Generally, each class is four weeks long, and is scheduled so that students can move smoothly into the next class in the progression.

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We recommend that new students start from the beginning in Swing 1, Charleston 1, Balboa 1, or Tap 1 even if you've learned six count (or "East Coast") swing elsewhere. As you move through the path of your classes, you will get all the essential experience and moves you need to get out on the dance floor and feel confident in your dancing.

A Note About Swing 1: Swing 1 is by far our most popular class and is a fun introduction to swing dancing! Swing 1 begins with eight-count footwork that is the basis for the Lindy Hop. Even if you have previous experience with six-count swing or other forms of partner dancing, we recommend starting with Swing 1.

More Classes:  There is a wide world of swing dancing, and there are many different Intermediate/Advanced classes that are offered year-round. Topics range from Tempo and Style to Musicality to Slow Dancing and more, and they do not need to be taken in any specific order. Students who have completed Swing 4 qualify for these Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop classes.

Social Dancing:  Another essential part of your Lindy Hop education is social dancing!  You can learn a lot in class, but if you don't put it into practice it won't have a chance to sink in.  The best place to practice is at our weekly Wednesday dance,  Lindy Jam.

Private Lessons:  We also offer private and small group lessons. Private lessons are an especially valuable way to learn, as they allow you to work directly with an instructor at a pace that is perfect for you.

If you have any other questions about our classes, please read our FAQ or contact us.

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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