Didier Jean-Fran├žois

A founding member and owner of the SAF Entertainement GroupStudio 88 Swing and of The Canadian Swing Championships, Dee is one crazy workaholic! With a life-long love of Jazz and blues, a background in Hip Hop and a strong affection for partying, he took to swing like a trumpet player to Miles Davis. His stage presence and charisma earned him the nickname ''Charmin' Dee'' early on in his swing career.
Dee has been hired as a dance teacher, DJ, MC and judge for major swing events all over North America including The European Swing Dance Championships, Summer Hummer, Camp Hollywood, Lindy Focus, World Lindy-Hop Championships, Beantown, Dance Renaissance, Balboa on the Promenade, Studio Hop Summer Camp, New Years Extravaganzza in Danvers MA, ALHC, The Quebec Swing Rendez-Vous, New Year's Dancin' Eve, Toronto Open Swing Dance Championships, Canadian Balboa Championships, The Montreal Swing-Fest, and the infamous Austin , Toronto, C-Rex and C-Dex Exchanges. He has also become recognized on both sides of the border for his entertaining and effective teaching style. With his Notre-Dame MBA, and experience as a consultant with the firm McKinsey & Company, Dee is all business also outside of swing as managing partner for DJF Consult and the real estate investment firm BLDG MWS. Media savvy, Dee has been featured in The Gazette, Clin d'Oeil, La Presse, Showcase Weddings, The McGill Reporter, La Nouvelle de Sherbrooke, Canoe.ca, Progrès Watchman, Montreal Campus and the Taconic Press has been seen on Musique Plus, CTV, TVA, RDS, YTV, SRC/CBC-Radio-Canada, Mlle channel, ARTV, BESO TV, and Argenteuil TV. His voice has been heard in various movie/TV translations and on SRC radio1, CKUT, Argenteuil, JBCCS (Cree Nation) and CIBL radio stations.

Didier Jean-Fran├žois instructs the following:
  • Swing 3
  • Cours intermédiaire de la série Swing. Vous avez maintenant les outils vous permettant de vous familiariser avec le Swing out, ce fameux mouvement en 8 temps du Lindy Hop ainsi que d'autres mouvements classiques propres au Lindy Hop tels le Lindy Circle. Découvrez le Charleston Twenties.
    Pré-requis: Swing 2 ou équivalent
    * 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 intermediate class from the Swing series. You now have the basic tools to work on the Swing Out, and the famous '8 count move' you've been wanting to master. Learn many typical Lindy moves, like the Lindy circle and discover the Charleston Twenties.
    Prerequisite: Swing 2 or equivalent

    * 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)