Black Pepper Swing


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We are a swing dance school in Helsinki. We have weekly classes, workshops, and events. You can also rent our dance studios for your own practice or have a private class with us.

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Door code: 1991A
+358 84 154 1724

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Welcome! Check out the courses and season info below.


Winter-Spring 2024

18 weeks of dancing through the winter to early summer.

Season starts on week 3 (January 15th).

Registration is now open at Portal!

Start dancing with these courses
No previous experience whatsoever needed.

Already dancing?
Check out the course schedule and declutter your calendar accordingly. If you are unsure what levels/courses to pick, check out this article here.


You can join our swinging courses with a Dance pass, Course registration, or 10-class punch cards.

The course registration has always been the most popular choice among students. Now we have also added 10-class punch cards for extra flexibility, and monthly dance passes for unlimited dancing.

If you are just visiting the city, or want to try out our classes, you can also just drop-in for any single classes.

Choose your preference

  • All the classes
  • 110-170€ / month
  • Dance as much as you like. All the classes with one single payment.
  • All our weekly classes, dance as much as you like
  • 1:1 coaching sessions with our teachers (season and yearly passes)
  • If you want to dance a lot and are eager to grow, this is for you
  • Buy a dance pass
  • Single courses
  • 55-73€ / month
  • Commit to single course or two. This is the most popular option.
  • The most popular option
  • Weekly classes with a familiar group
  • Additional courses comes with -25% discount
  • Replace missed classes visiting other groups
  • Free retakes for Lindy Hop Beginners
  • Register now
  • Add-ons, try-out, etc.
  • Varied pricing
  • We offer 10-class cards, studio rentals, and private classes.
  • 10-class card is an optimal addition to visit other classes every once in a while
  • Our studio is open for your private practice, solo or with friends
  • With private classes & coaching you'll get an extra boost to your dancing
  • Check out all the options

If you've danced with us before, you know BPS has:

Join the swing dance floor with many others like you.
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Good to know

General info for the season

Course registration for the upcoming season is now open.
Classes start on week 3 (15th of January, 2024).

Most of the courses contains 18 weeks of classes plus possible break weeks. Starting right from the beginning of the season is recommended, but it’s also possible to join any of the groups during the season.

We recommend registering for full courses, which allows you to progressivily grow with the group. Even if you have a Dance Pass, we recommend you to register for at least one course and taking it regularly.

For most courses, it’s also possible to join only half of the season. Check out details on registration form or contact us.

All our classes are in English unless otherwise mentioned.

Read more about course registrations here…

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Upcoming courses and workshops


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Swing is back

Spreading swing dancing in modern society means inspiring people to connect with jazz music, themselves and each other. We offer engaging, precise and fun teaching from the first course on. And we make sure your dance time is not limited to the lessons.

Lindy hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Boogie Woogie, Solo Jazz, and Tap Dancing - for dancers of different levels and with different aims. Get started or get better. Check which courses would suit you.

How to
join the fun?

How to
join the fun?

We focus on teaching and practising authentic swing dances. These dance forms from America’s 1920’s to 1940’s are all marked by their development as social dances.

Check out our course schedule and join in. We have weekly courses as well as events and weekend workshops.

We also offer private classes for those who wish to get a quick start on dancing or want to get more personal instruction.

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Courses from beginners to advanced

Lindy Hop Beginners' courses aim to teach you the very basics of swing dancing. You will learn how to move yourself and with your partner to swinging jazz tunes. We will work on basic patterns, rhythms and fundamentals of partner connection.

We have beginners' courses on Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz & Charleston, and Tap Dancing. No previous experience required!

For those who are already dancing, we have a variety of classes of different styles and topics. Check out this article to find out which courses and levels would be the best for you.

Check out all beginners' courses


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+358 84 154 1724

Upcoming events

10 years of dancing masterclasses

Stories and lessons from Karri's 10-year-long dance journey. Insightful and inspiring workshops and masterclasses packed with wisdom and knowledge.

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Helsinki | March 16
Rock around the clock (Workshop + Party)

Workshop and party in the style of 1950s music, fashion, and dance.

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