About the Soirée

An event inspired by the music.

The sweet, sweet slow jazz. There's a whole range of music at slower tempos that is beautiful, dynamic, playful, sassy, and seriously underrated. We wanted to provide an inspiring weekend for both dancers who already love slow music and for dancers who want to build skills in what to do at slower tempos. With some of today's finest jazz musicians on board, we hope you'll fall as much in love with the music as we are.

An event inclusive of different dance styles.


Our original inspiration for Slow Dance Soirée was to provide a slow dance weekend tailored for Lindy Hoppers, but this event has become inclusive of many different dance styles! Our teachers draw their inspiration not just from Lindy Hop, but from Blues, Balboa, Tango, West Coast Swing, and more. The classes at the event will focus on core movements and techniques that can help all aspects of dancing, and we're sure the music will keep dancers from all backgrounds inspired and elated. 

An event that highlights different competition skills.

It's great to see fast swing outs and high-speed aerials, but with our Mix & Match and competition we want to see what you do that's slow, smooth, and sophisticated.

An event that is classy.

Slick hardwood floors, expansive cathedral ceilings, red carpeted foyer and balcony - the ballroom at Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery sets the scene. Fill it with the sweet sounds of slow jazz, sustained movement on the dance floor, and well-dressed dancers from all over the globe, and we hope to create a classy, sophisticated, memorable experience for all those who attend.

An event that is about having fun and loving the dance.

Groove Juice Swing prides ourselves on throwing events that stay focused on inclusiveness, inspiration, quality music, and social dancing. If you've loved our other events or if you've never been to visit us in Rochester, come experience the warmth of our scene and share a laugh, a class, and a dance with us. 

Save the date, spread the word, and save us a slow dance at the soirée!