Solo Jazz & Charleston Beginners on Tuesdays / Starting Aug 12th

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What: Solo Jazz & Charleston Beginners / 18 weeks
When: Tuesdays at 18:40 - 19:50 (Aug 13 - Dec 17)
Where: Black Pepper Swing (Karjalankatu 2, Helsinki)


We jam to swinging jazz tunes!

Want to start dancing to swing/jazz tunes? You found the right place!

If songs by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Ella Fitzgerald make it impossible to sit still - this is the place for the restless jazz feets!

It's all about swinging to the great, popular party music of the 1920s to 1960s called jazz. Letting ourselves enjoy the music and the rhythm, dancing and grooving together with these tunes.

We will explore essential jazz steps from the 1920s to 1940s including the Charleston and many others. We'll get familiar with the rhythmical fundamentals of jazz music and dancing, do short routines, plus jam, improvise, and have a good time.


No previous experience whatsoever required! We'll start from zero and grow step by step together.

The course content of Solo Jazz Beginners is varied, so it’s very much possible to take several rounds of the Beginners course before advancing to a higher level.

Student from previous season: you may choose to level up to Improvers/Intermediate and/or repeat the Beginners.


Register for the course via this Holvi web store. (Add to basket, checkout, and complete the purchase/payment.)

You'll receive an order confirmation via email after the purchase.


For practical info, check out this page: https://blackpepperswing.com/practical-info/

What is Solo Jazz?

Solo Jazz & Charleston has its roots in authentic swing and jazz dance styles dating back to the 1920s to 1940s. The dance gets its inspiration from African-American roots and various styles of jazz music - big band swing, rhythm ‘n’ blues, and be-bop, to name a few.

In Solo Jazz & Charleston we jam together, discover old-school jazz steps, learn short choreographies, and find ways to self-expression. The swing dance community is now growing faster than ever all over the planet. If you feel the calling, hop in!


People dancing The Big Apple routine at Helswingi 2019 festival: https://youtu.be/nMDhTlI5pWk

Historical clip: https://youtu.be/H1K5M5xluZs

More videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/blackpepperswing


Listen to great jazz tunes we enjoy dancing to here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4fx1inXbiBdd7WrjixKvjw?si=b07dadc354a84294


If you want to start with a try-out period of 6 weeks, add the discount code TRYOUT at the checkout.

The 6-week try-out costs 140€. After try-out, you can continue for the full course at the price of 240€.

Student / unemployed discounts

Students and the unemployed get a 20% discount. Add the discount code STUDENT or UNEMPLOYED at the checkout. Be ready to show a valid discount certificate upon your first class.

Edenred / Smartum / ePassi payment

Add the discount code EDENRED, SMARTUM, or EPASSI at the checkout and pay the original amount via those services. After payment, please send us a payment receipt via email info@blackpepperswing.com.

All sales are final and orders with these discount codes are bound to the original listing price.

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