Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

The Gatsby Gala w/ Gavin Rice and his Famous Collegiates

Live Music with Gavin Rice and His Famous Collegiates!

Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: Beginner Lesson 6:30pm-7:30pm, Dance 7:30pm-10:30pm
Location: The Rose Room, 295 Gregory Street
Admission: $20, which includes beginner Charleston lesson!

Daytime Workshops

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.

10:30am Doors Open

11:00am-12:00pm Class 1: 1920's Stylings - Jasmine & Mike
In this class, we'll focus on our 20s Charleston - getting comfortable with the basics and adding in style!

12:15pm-1:15pm Class 2: Hand to Hand & Cross Hand Expansion - Evan & Jasmine
In this class we'll play around with different shapes and stylings in hand to hand and cross hand while making it all feel good

1:15pm-2:30pm Lunch Break

2:30pm-3:30pm Class 3: Charleston Swing Outs  - Nate & Fran
Learn to combine Charleston footwork with the swing out shape to create a flashy move you can throw down fast and furious while still conserving your energy!

3:45pm-4:45pm Class 4: Keep the Charleston Going! - Evan & Fran
Learn techniques and tips for how to dance Charleston all night long! We'll work with shapes you already know and give them the Charleston feel

Cost: $56 preregistered. At-door registration price is $64 if space is available.  Individual class drop-ins $16 at the door.

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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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