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Swing 1


This class is taught by:

Tania Charpentier

Holding a high school degree in classical dance, she performed over the years in ballet, modern and traditional dance productions, including The Nutcracker produced by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Thinking she had crossed dance from her life to pursue studies in Biotechnology, she happened to watch a Swinging Air Force performance at Le Match des Étoiles and was completely blown away by the liveliness of Swing dance! This thought haunted her until 2011, when she learned her first Swing steps and joined the solo Charleston team of Studio 88 Swing. Through many dance partnerships and being part of different Lindy Hop and Balboa teams, she improved her dance skills and took part in a number of competitions and workshops hosted on the North American East coast. Her still growing passion for Swing dance brought her to consider in 2015 the challenge of teaching this wonderful art!

Mathieu Fortin

With martial arts and mimed improvisations as an asset... Mathieu was predisposed to swing dancing! At his very first dance in 2005, he was seeking for "lead & follow" harmony, and after only 6 months has taken part, one after another, to all Montreal dance troupes! Proud to have won prizes all over North America with most of these teams, he then progressed in our elite team, SAF Squad in 2007. This team, that continuously won prizes and praises, won 1st place for 2 consecutive years at the International Lindy Hop Championship (ILHC) in 2010-2011. Lately, Mathieu has distinguished himself by winning the 2011 Canadian Champion title (with Marie-Anne Rochon) and 1st place in Solo Charleston at Canadian Swing Championships (CSC) in 2012. Still as passionate about this dance full of energy and "joie de vivre", it is with pleasure and eloquence that he will teach you so that you become, you too, a Swing addict!

Philippe Huot

Brand new to Montreal, originally from Quebec City, Philippe was initiated to Swing dancing for the first time at Petit Medley in 2008. It was an instant new form of art expression for him. Music, rhythm and the swing community had big influences in Phil's life. Ever since that night, he subscribed to all classes, workshops, events and practices he could find, which has enabled him to improve his techniques, diversify his knowledge and meet a variety of dancers. He has then joined the Swinging Air Force teams: Bootcamp, Battalion and Shuffle Tactics. Nowadays, Philippe teaches his passion for swing dancing at the Studio 88 Swing, happy to share his passion to his students!
Cours d'introduction au Lindy Hop. Découvrez le plaisir de danser socialement et développez un sentiment d'appartenance à la scène swing et sa culture, le tout en acquérant des techniques de bases solides. Familiarisez- vous avec les techniques de connexion propres aux danses swing, apprenez divers pas de base et mouvements qui vous permettront de danser avec aisance et épater la galerie à votre prochain mariage ou événement spécial!
Aucun pré-requis
 
* Veuillez inscrire dans les notes ci-bas le nom de votre partenaire et autres particularités (ex: une femme qui s'inscrit comme lead ou un homme qui s'inscrit en follow)
 
An introduction to swing dancing! You will learn a lot about good dance techniques and about the swing dance community and culture in Montreal and the world. Discover the techniques and basic steps specific to swing dancing and learn enough basic moves to take to the floor with assurance and blow the socks off your friends and family at the next wedding or special event.
No prerequisite
 
* Please indicate in the note box below the name of your partner and other specifications (e.g. a woman registering as a lead or a man registering as a follow)
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 14 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Tania Charpentier
  • Thu Dec 14 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Mathieu Fortin
  • Thu Dec 21 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Tania Charpentier
  • Thu Dec 21 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Mathieu Fortin
  • Thu Jan 11 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Tania Charpentier
  • Thu Jan 11 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Mathieu Fortin
  • Tue Jan 16 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Philippe Huot
  • Wed Jan 17 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Guillaume Fabre
  • Thu Jan 18 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Tania Charpentier
  • Tue Jan 23 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Philippe Huot
  • Wed Jan 24 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Guillaume Fabre
  • Thu Jan 25 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Tania Charpentier
  • Tue Jan 30 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Philippe Huot
  • Wed Jan 31 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Guillaume Fabre
  • Thu Feb 01 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm with Tania Charpentier
  • Tue Feb 06 8:35 pm - 10:00 pm with Philippe Huot