Lindy Hop Beginners @University | Jyväsylä

New to Lindy Hop? Start here

Bal'n'Shag |  | Helsinki

Teachers: Riikka Väänäkoski & Mikko Väänäkoski, Elisa Schäfer & Pasi Ojala
Duration: 2 months
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Day: Wednesdays
Time: 17.30 - 18.30
Price: 96 € (8 classes)
Address: Jazz Factory, Sörnäisten rantatie 33, 00500 Helsinki



This course is meant for university students who want to have an insight into the most fun dance in the world. In this course you learn basic movements, rhythms and couple connection of the dance. The aim of the course is to give you a fun and fundamental start. You can sign up alone or preferably with a partner. We rotate partners during the classes.

Teaching is in English, but Finnish can be used when needed.

Registration and course page on the university sport website:

Sign up here

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy hop, also called Jitterbug, is known as the ”original” afro-american swing dance, which evolved during the American Jazz era in Harlem, New York. This rhytmic and joyful couple dance can be danced to fast and slow jazz music as it was played e.g. by Duke Ellington, Count Basie or Benny Goodman. Lindy hop experienced a huge revival in the 1990’s and has since then spread all over the planet. Are you ready to be part of the revival and swing out with us?