Welcome to the world of jazz and vintage dances!
Jazz Factory offers classes and performances in the jazz dances of the 1920s-40s. Join in for the sheer joy of it, for the exercise, to learn a great skill that you can keep for life, or perhaps to be part of a group putting on shows. Or maybe you need to rent vintage accessories – or the studio for your own activities? Jazz Factory arranges workshops also with international teachers, live music and DJ’d dance nights, vintage photo shooting, vintage flea markets and e.g. vintage movie marathons! You will find more detailed information of the events in the Calendar. In addition they will be informed about on the Jazz Factory Facebook pages, and by ‘liking’ the pages you will be notified of the Jazz Factory announcements.
Dance styles such as Charleston & Authentic Jazz, Lindy hop and Blues belong to the repertoire of Jazz Factory. You can learn these dance styles on any level from absolute beginners to advanced. Most of these dance styles can be danced as solo dance as well as partnered dance. Jazz Factory offers classes in these styles both as weekly classes as well as workshops of a few hours to several days. See Calendar for published classes. You can also request and book tailor-made group classes and private teaching in your preferred dance style.
Jazz Factory provides Shows and performances for smaller and bigger occasions (see Palladium Nights 2015 and 2016). Jazz Factory’s very own Midnight Follies is a lively vintage dance performance group with vigour, humour and glamour. Midnight Follies and other Jazz Factory performers such as the Step Sisters can be hired for instance for themed parties, where your guests can watch a routine or two, and then maybe join in the fun with easy dance classes and social dancing.
Laura Halttunen is the main teacher at and the manager/owner of Jazz Factory. Laura herself has Authentic jazz & Charleston, Blues and Lindy hop as her specialties; she trains students, performers and teachers alike both in her studio and elsewhere, and offers tailored classes and workshops for groups and individuals. Next to teaching at her own dance school, she choreographs dance numbers, directs and costumes shows and performs on stage herself. You can also book Laura’s dance classes, intensive courses and workshops and -performances to an event (e.g. for bachelor parties, weddings and graduations) and location of your choice. For more information, please Contact Laura & Jazz Factory.
Jazz Factory’s vintage-spirited, intimate studio can be rented for organizing own dance or yoga classes, meditation, dance events, vintage photo sessions and so on. The studio is in a prime location in Helsinki with good metro, tram and bus connections, and close to free parking space. For more available times to rent the studio, see Calendar.
If you would like to rent or need consultancy related to vintage style clothing and accessories, Laura Halttunen/Jazz Factory might also be of help to you.