Groove Juice Swing: Swing Dancing in Rochester, NY

Class policies

The refund, retake and referral policies below apply only to weekly Groove Juice Swing class sessions, and do not apply to workshop events such as Northeast Girl Jam, Stompology, or Slow Dance Soiree.

Our refund policy

Refunds on class registrations may be issued at the instructors' discretion before the start of the first class. Refunds for online payments will only be considered up to 30 days after payment is received. Contact us at info@groovejuiceswing.com for clarification or questions.

Our retake policy

In the interest of providing the best dance education possible to its students, Groove Juice Swing's policy is to allow students to retake any core curriculum class (Swing 1-3, Balboa 1-2, Charleston 1-2, Solo Jazz 1-2) at 1/2 normal price at any time.

To be eligible for any discount, students must have taken and completed a full session in the specified class, in whichever role they plan to retake that class. Leaders planning to retake the class as followers (and vice versa) are expected to register and pay for the class normally. Students retaking Swing 1 do not receive the free entry to Lindy Jam perk, sorry!

Should a student decide to retake an intro level class, he or she has two options for registration:

  • Mail-in registration: Students should print out and mail in the registration form as is the normal procedure. Do not include payment; in the "additional info" section at the bottom of the form the student should include a note indicating that he or she is retaking the class. Any balance will be collected at the door.
  • Online registration: Students should follow the link for online registration, complete the online form and "Submit" as is the normal procedure. Do not continue to the payment procedure via PayPal; the student should send an email to info@groovejuiceswing.com after registering to indicate that he or she is retaking the class. Any balance will be collected at the door.

Students should be aware that first-time, full-paying students are the group's priority. In the eventuality of students needing individual attention from teachers, whether inside or outside of class, paying students will be given first priority before any student taking advantage of the retake policy.

Although there is no official policy that limits the number of times a student may retake a certain class, the group may decide to deny a student the retake opportunity if it feels the student will not be able to gain any additional experience from the class.

Our refer-a-friend policy

We are always excited to have new students. Groove Juice Swing offers a discount to students who sign up a friend and "spread the love".

Any student who refers another will receive a $5 discount off the price of any one class session. We can only offer this discount once per student per class session; there are no additional discounts for referring multiple friends.

To be eligible, a student (and the student's friend) must make it known at the time of registration that he/she is taking advantage of this policy, and both must be registering for a scheduled upcoming class session. There are two options for doing this:

  • Mail-in registration: Students should print out and mail in the registration form as is the normal procedure. In the "additional info" section at the bottom of the form the student should include a note indicating the name of the friend that he or she is referring, and submit the modified payment amount.
  • Online registration: Students should follow the link for online registration, complete the online form and "Submit" as is the normal procedure. Do not continue to the payment procedure via PayPal; the student should send an email to info@groovejuiceswing.com after registering to indicate the name of the friend that he or she is referring. Groove Juice Swing will contact those students registering in this manner with payment instructions. 

Refer-a-friend for Swing 1

Any student who has already completed Swing 1 may retake it for free when a friend of theirs pays in full for the same session. We can only offer this discount once per student per class session; there are no additional discounts for referring multiple friends. To claim this offer, email us after you and your friend are both registered (your friend pays, and you should not). 

Class size policy

In the case where there are 3 or less students signed up for a class, we will hold the first class of the series as planned, but may cancel the remaining weeks (usually 3) and refund 75% of each student's payment for the series. This choice will be up to the descretion of the class instructors at the time.

Due to space limitations, classes are capped at 50 people. In the case where more than 50 people sign up, we may split into two smaller groups.

Snow policy

We do our best to hold class as normal throughout this snowy season. However, if roads are dangerous and class needs to be canceled and rescheduled, we will email students and post on social media by  noon the day of class. For this reason, please make sure to provide an accurate email so we can reach you on these occasions.

Make up/review classes

For Swing 1, we offer $5 half-hour group review sessions directly preceding each class, weeks 2, 3 & 4. This is for students who miss a week to make up the material, and also for those who want a little more time with the instructors. RSVPs are requested via email to each class session's instructors. Make up/review sessions for other classes are held on an as requested basis at the discretion and availability of the instructors. Please contact Info@groovejuiceswing.com with any questions or to request a review!

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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