Solo Charleston & Authentic Jazz workshop with Helena Verheyen

On February 28th – March 1st 2015 a Solo Charleston & Authentic Jazz workshop with Helena Verheyen (Belgium) will take place. The classes will be held at the TTÜ Student House. There will be a dance party on Saturday at 19:00 at Nõmme Kultuurikeskus.

Registration is open from the 1st of January to the 20th of February 2015 or until the room is full.

REGISTRATIONClasses are full and registration closed

Helena Verheyen is a vernacular jazz dancer and costume designer based in Gent, Belgium. Over the last 15 years she has explored many dance forms, from ballet to african dance, tango, capoeira, contemporary dance, theatre, samba, modern jazz dance.


She bumped into Lindy Hop in 2009, and it was love at first sight. Ever since then, she has been attending numerous workshops in Europe and attended dance residencies in Montreal and New York. She has build up quiet some experience in solo body movement, performing & teaching and is always ready for new coöperations, crazy ideas, as long It’s about movement & Jazz.

Since 2013 she also is a part of the Herrang Chorus Line, under the wings of Marie N’Diaye, training daily on authentic routines. Keeping the authentic spirit alive!

Focusing on Lindy Hop and solo authentic jazz, she has created her own unique style which integrates the variety of the dance styles she studied previously.

She is a bomb of energy on the dancefloor, surprising her partner with dazzling foot/bodywork.

Dancing & performing are her favorites! Whenever there is live music, there you’ll see her.

Some videos:

Competition at Harlem 2013, Vilnius, 1st place solo Jazz:

Competition at ULHS 2014, New Orleans, 1e place solo:


Suterday, 28.02.

  • 11.30-12.00 Gathering and registration
  • 12.00-13.30 Solo Charleston workshop (TTÜ Tudengimaja)
  • 13.30-14.00 a break
  • 14.00-15.30 Solo Charleston workshop (TTÜ Tudengimaja)
  • 19.00-23.00 Dance party at Nõmme Kultuurikeskus (LIVE ja D.J. music!)

Sunday, 01.03.

  • 11.30-12.00 Gathering and registration
  • 12.00-13.30 Authentic Jazz workshop (TTÜ Tudengimaja)
  • 13.30-14.00 a break
  • 14.00-15.30 Authentic Jazzi workshop (TTÜ Tudengimaja)


For the class we advise you to wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely.

The workshop is meant for everybody, regardless of previous experience. You can participate on one (first or second) day or on both days.

The participation fee for one day is 25 EUR (2×90 min. of lessons and a ticket to the dance party).

The participation fee for two days is 35 EUR (4×90 min. of lessons and a ticket to the dance party).

The participation fee is has to be paid within 5 days after getting a confirmation. If you register on the last days, then the due date is the 23rd of February. If the payment has not been completed by then, the registration will be cancelled. If you still wish to participate, then you have to register again.