ONLINE PRIVATE CLASSES
The private classes during the current pandemic restrictions are held online, using Zoom (a web conference program with camera & audio & recording possibilities) so you can have the class while at home, provided you have an internet connection at your disposal. Contact me and we’ll agree on private class package, including class theme, schedule and payment method.
Video feedback *** 15min *** (1-2person)
Price: 30€ (incl. VAT 24%)
The students film their own dancing and send the video to the teacher according to the instructions. After having analysed the video, the teacher gives the student an oral 15min feedback online (or written if so preferred by the student) on their dance, including constructive feedback and suggestions to support your independent dance practice and further development.
Individual training & Consultancy *** 45min *** (1-2person)
Price: 60€ (incl. VAT 24%)
This is a more regular style of a private class: the teacher monitors the student’s dance and provides feedback and tasks in real time, but remotely via an online connection. You can ask for a specific topic for the class in advance but it is not necessary – you can also ’come to class’ without anything specific in mind: the teacher will for sure find useful things to work on in your dancing.
Notice that you can also choose to use the time to get consultation and guidance in any chosen topic. This form of a private class is just as suitable for dancers, performers, teachers and event organizers alike, and can include anything from a swing dance beginner’s toolkit to teaching improvisation and musicality or, for instance, how to build an effective practice routine for yourself. See ideas for class themes.
Dance class *** 60min *** (1-10person)
Price: 100€ (incl. VAT 24%) Starting from 10€/person!
This is a more regular type of dance class: the focus is more on the teacher and the students follow and repeat – or if they so choose, simply watch, record, ask questions and take notes. Real time feedback from the teacher is also given when wanted. The class topic is based on the students’ request given in advance. This class can be booked for and shared by multiple students simultaneously online (max 10persons per class). See ideas for class themes.
WHAT & FOR WHOM?
Private classes are an extremely useful and efficient way for a dancer to improve and move further in their dancing. During a private class the focus of the teacher is on you and no-one else; you can get direct feedback and directions and the classes are tailor-made to your specific needs, pace, and wishes. It is advisable to consider taking multiple private classes in order to get regular coaching which improves your chances in even more grounded and efficient development as a dancer.
The content of a private lesson can be anything from discussion and consultation to individual dance guidance, giving feedback and recommendations for further development, or following a more typical dance lesson. Dancers of all levels from full beginners to active enthusiasts and performers, competitors and dance teachers alike are all provided for. Laura’s special skills focus on dance styles such as Jazz Roots, Lindy hop, 20th-century Charleston and Blues (in solo and couple versions), however, dancers, performers and teachers from other dance styles are also welcome to contact and dive into her classes. See ideas for class themes.
CURRENT NEWS: Please notice, that due to the Corona virus situation the Jazz Factory activities and services are limited and largely on hold. Special pricing and policies are in effect for the time being due to the pandemic. (posted 9.4.2020)
The regular services available again after the pandemic restrictions are lifted:
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.