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Didier Jean-Fran├žois

A founding member and co-owner of the SAF Entertainement Group, Studio 88 Swing (along with his partner Annie Trudeau) as well as co-organizer 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 World Lindy-Hop Championships, Summer Hummer, Lindy Focus, Dance Renaissance, Balboa on the Promenade, Studio Hop Summer Camp, New Years Extravaganzza in Danvers MA, ALHC, Beantown, The Quebec Swing Rendez-Vous, New Year's Dancin' Eve, Toronto Open Swing Dance Championships, Canadian Balboa Championships, The Montreal Swing-Fest, Camp Hollywood 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 Executive VP of 360 Medlink and CEO of MedClinik, IT firms in the Healthtech space operating out of Montreal, Paris, New York and Barcelona. Media savvy, Dee has been featured in The Gazette, Clin d'Oeil, La Presse, The McGill Reporter, La Nouvelle de Sherbrooke, Canoe.ca, Progres Watchman, Montreal Campus and the Taconic Press has been seen on Musique Plus, CTV, TVA, RDS, YTV, SRC, 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:
  • Acrobaties 2 / Aerials 2
  • Ce cours de swing acrobatique s'adresse à une clientèle de niveau intermédiaire à avancée ayant complété le cours: Acrobaties 1. Découvrez et réalisez de nouvelles acrobaties en évoluant dans un environnement sécuritaire. Approfondissez votre technique et poursuivez votre programme de mise en forme avec les professeurs du Studio 88-SWING.
    ATTENTION: PARTENAIRE OBLIGATOIRE
    Pré-requis: Acrobaties 1 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)

    This Aerial class is offered to intermediate and advanced dancers who finished Aerials 1. Discover and realize new aerials while evolving in a safe environment. Deepen your technique and pursue your training program with the teachers.
    ATTENTION: PARTNER REQUIRED
    Prerequisite: Aerials 1 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)

    Liste des promotions/Promotion List


  • Swing 4
  • Cours intermédiaire de la série swing. Approfondissez vos notions propres à l'univers du Lindy Hop et consolidez vos techniques de connexion en découvrant des mouvements propres au répertoire classique du Lindy Hop tels que le Sugar Push et ses variations ainsi que le Texas Tommy et ses variations. Développez les outils nécessaires qui permettront aux follows d'intégrer les Swivels et les Switches dans leur danse, styling dont les follows rafollent et qui fait tourner bien des têtes.
    Pré-requis: Swing 3 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. Deepen your knowledge in the Lindy Hop domain and solidify your connection technique while discovering new Lindy Hop moves like the Sugar Push, the Texas Tommy and their variations. Develop the necessary tools that will offer the follows a chance to integrate Swivels and Switches in their dance, a styling follows love to do and that draws a lot of attention.
    Prerequisite: Swing 3 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)