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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:
  • Clinique: Connexion / Clinic: Connection
  • Voyez le Swing de façon un peu plus technique. Ce cours vous permettra d'acquérir les outils principaux qui vous permettront d’approfondir les connexions de base afin d'être en mesure de mieux guider et mieux suivre les mouvements sur le plancher de danse.
    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)
     
    Learn more Swing techniques! This class will give you the proper tools to acquire and deepen the connection basics in order to be a better lead and follow the right moves on the dance floor.
    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)
     

  • Swing 2
  • Cours fondamental de la série swing. Plongez-vous au coeur des danses swing et développez des outils qui vous permettront d'interpréter la musique et ses divers tempos sur le plancher de danse. Découvrez le pas de base en 8 temps, apprenez à guider ou à suivre différentes rythmiques et différentes directions. Consolidez vos techniques de connexion, initiez-vous à diverses danses swing telles que le Blues et le Charleston, pour n'en nommer que quelques unes.
    Pré-requis: Swing 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)
     
    A fundamental class from the Swing series. Explore the many types of Swing dances and develop your abilities to dance to different tempos. Discover the basic 8 count steps, learn to lead or follow the many tempos and directions, work on your connection technique and get to know other dances like the Blues and Charleston, to name a few.
    Prerequisite: Swing 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)