Laura Halttunen is an authentic swing & blues dance teacher, performer, choreographer, director and event organiser. She is also the impressaria and benevolent overlord of Jazz Factory and the oh so fabulous Midnight Follies performance group. Laura trains dance students, performers and dance teachers alike; she choreographs dance numbers, directs and costumes shows and performs on stage herself. You can also book perfomances, workshops, tailor-made group classes or private teaching in your preferred dance style to be held at the Jazz Factory dance studio or at an event and location of your choice.
JAZZ FACTORY COURSES
Jazz Factory offers professional and fun dance classes in Authentic Swing & Blues dances. Dance styles such as the 20’s Charleston, Authentic Jazz, Lindy hop and Blues all belong to Jazz Factory’s repertoire. Most of these dance styles can be danced solo and as partnered dance. Classes are given in the form of regular weekly classes or intensive workshops, from absolute beginners to advanced dancers. Prices vary according to the courses.
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Jazz Factory is also the home of Midnight Follies, a vintage dance performance group under Laura’s lead. As the core of Jazz Factory’s cabaret shows, this group leaves no audience cold; the Follies bring life, laughter and sparkle to any event and, indeed can be booked also for private events.
Laura & her Jazz Factory organises dance events both at the Jazz Factory dance studio and elsewhere. Next to throwing an off swing or blues party every now and then, Jazz Factory is also home for the monthly Balboa Fridays – social dance event with great DJs and sometimes live music. The annual, glamorous Speakeasy nights held at Casino Helsinki’s gorgeous Fennia salong have become one of Jazz Factory’s trademarks in the past years. These atmospheric social dance evenings make you travel through time to the 1920-1930’s prohibition era with its gangsters, showgirls and various entertainers; the evenings include fantastic live music, authentic swing & blues DJs and, of course, the most tickling and memorable cabaret dance shows.
Check the calendar for events at the Jazz Factory studio, join the Speakeasy community and follow Jazz Factory’s Facebook page to stay tuned of event publications.