Black Pepper Swing


Hello there!

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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+358 84 154 1724

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New season starting in January. Check out the courses and season info below.


Winter-Spring 2023

Registration for courses is now open!
Check out the courses here

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.

Dance passes

Single payment, all the classes

  • Year-around
  • 110€ / month
  • Dance the whole year with one single payment. Comes with benefits. Billed annually.
  • Attend all our weekly classes and activities
  • Dance as much as you like
  • PLUS: Complimentary coaching session at the beginning of each season (3x per year)
  • PLUS: Free 10x card for BPS studio bookings
  • PLUS: Free BPS t-shirt
  • Buy one full year with perks
    We recommend
  • Season
  • 150€ / month
  • The whole season full of dancing with one single payment. Billed once and valid until the end of the season.
  • Attend all our weekly classes and activities
  • Dance as much as you like
  • PLUS: Complimentary coaching session at the beginning of the season
  • PLUS: Free 5x card for BPS studio bookings
  • Buy season winter-spring 2023
  • Monthly
  • 170€ / month
  • Unlimited dancing with monthly subscription, cancel anytime. Billed monthly.
  • Attend all our weekly classes and activities
  • Dance as much as you like
  • Flexible option if you are visiting the town etc.
  • Subsribe to monthly pass

When you choose the Dance Pass, you get free access to:

Plus other benefits if you commit for more.
Read more about dance passes here

Other options

Join for single course or classes

Good to know

General info for the season

Course registration for the Winter-Spring season opens November 18th at 10:00 (EET).
Classes start on week 3 (16th of January, 2023).

Most of the courses contains 16 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 16-week courses, it’s also possible to register for half of the course (8 weeks).

Also, you can join single classes with a 10-class punch card or Dance Pass.

All our classes are in English unless otherwise mentioned.

Read more about course registrations here…

Register for courses here

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.

Browse courses Private classes

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


More videos on our YouTube channel


Great atmosphere, fun and funky students and the teachers Tanja+ Karri CLEARLY LOVE LINDY (=contagious)... And as an...

Posted by Jenine Simons on Saturday, 1 September 2018

I had great fun from taking classes and meeting awesome people from Black Pepper Swing. Thank you for the wonderful experience!

Posted by Chaoyi Zhou on Sunday, 20 May 2018


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Upcoming events

Helsinki | April 22nd - 23rd
Electro Swing + Shuffle Workshop

Electro Swing and Shuffle workshop with amazing Magdalena is coming to Black Pepper Swing.

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Helsinki | May 6th
End of season party

Yet another dance season is coming to an end. Let's gather together, enjoy the music and dancing, and celebrate the coming summer. There will be sima, perfor...

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