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May 18 - 19 it's time for the last mini workshop of the season! Evening party with Antti Sarpila & Tomi Kettunen trio, workshops with Jenna Applegarth.

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Address: Helsinki, Finland

With spring in full swing it’s time for the last mini workshop of the season! Before y’all Lindy hoppers run of for greener summer pastures, get your hopping into summer shape with theme classes with the cool and smooth Jenna Applegarth (US / AU).


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The workshops

The workshops on Saturday and Sunday be again around different topics which will be suitable for slightly different skill levels. The schedule and registration will be announced soon so keep following us. The participant number will be limited to ca. 20 participants per class.

This is the schedule for the weekend. Interesting topics, huh? :) Registration is due to open next Tuesday. Enjoy your...

Posted by Black Pepper Swing on Friday, 19 April 2019


Saturday, 18 May 2019

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Levels and Content

Red classes will require you to have a fair amount of body and music awareness and ability to vary your movement.

  • Momentum: Focusing on movement, explore how momentum and partnership create a natural flow within the dance.
  • Training & Self-Teaching: How to develop and train your own dancing with or without a partner, for social dancing, teaching and competing.

Blue classes build on basic knowledge but will challenge you regardless of your skills level.

  • Turn it up!: Individual and partnered turns for leaders and followers. Turning doesn’t have to be daunting, so let’s explore ways to make them more fun, fancy and comfortable!
  • Slow Dancing: From Swing Walk to Slow Lindy we can groove it out and slow it down. Find the time to enjoy the in betweens.

Yellow classes are taught by local teachers and suitable for newbies up to Improver level dancers.

  • Intro to Lindy Charleston: Learning how to dance with kicks and do fun patterns and variations with it.

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About Jenna

Jenna first started dancing when she was still in diapers. She began swing dancing some many years later, luckily no longer in diapers. Jenna continues to expand her dancing repertoire and share her love and knowledge of these dances with others. Although she enjoys pretty much any type of dancing and music you can move to, her first love is Lindy Hop. Her energy and passion create the perfect environment for learning, creating challenging yet applicable lessons.

Jenna has attended, coordinated, and taught various workshops and exchanges all across the globe. Some of her favorite highlights are performing at Benaroya Hall in The Jump Session Show and teaching for Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Above all else she believes that learning to dance should be fun. With over 10 years of teaching/coaching experience, she loves finding new ways to connect with other dancers on the floor and in the classroom.


The party

We are putting up a last party at Balderin sali before the summer break. We will have the pleasure to dance and listen to the fine combination of world class jazz clarinetism and guitarism by Antti Sarpila & Tomi Kettunen trio.

The variety of tempos will give you all options from slow dance over moderate Lindy hop to fast feet Shag and Balboa.

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21.45 Doors open
22.15 1st band set starts
23.15 2nd band set starts
0.00 DJ music
1.45 Last song

About the musicians

Antti Sarpila is an internationally known jazz musicians from Finland. He has been a student of the world famous American clarinet and saxophone player Bob Wilber during the 1980’s. Wilber himself was a student of legendary Sidney Bechet in the 1940’s. This legacy is the reason for Antti’s dedication and respect to the traditions in jazz. He wants to combine the influences captured from the early masters, from Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker, with his own personal style to create, what would today be described as classic jazz.

Antti Sarpila & Tomi Kettunen Trio

Tomi Kettunen is one of Finland’s finest gypsy jazz musicians. He started his musical career playing on pans and pots of his mum and soon taking drum classes. His father taught him the basics of guitar and soon his focus shifted to the string instrument. He found his path to gypsy jazz in 2007 after exploring rock and jazz styles. Now adays he is one of the top Gypsy Jazz guitar players in Finland, and his authentic style is frequently to be heard and seen at Lindy hop events.


Helsinki, Finland