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Philippe Berne

Philippe started out as a tap and ballroom dancer in his very early ages in Germany. Inspired by world renowned Ira Bernstein, he took part in many international workshops which made him a very versatile dancer and led to his number one passion : DanceSport! He started training in ballroom and latin alongside the German Ballroom Formation Team. Eager to learn more, he trained in ice-skating in the South of France and ranked second at the French 'Team' Championships. Martial Arts, Jazz and Musical Theatre on top of his ballroom and latin training, made him the well-rounded artist he is today. Starting his professional life as a successful engineer, he decided to stop this path and dedicate himself to his real passion: dance. After winning many national competitions and ranking in the top finalists in the French Ballroom Championship, Flore and him took the stage internationally. He is a licensed Zumba Instructor, Latin American, Ballroom, Rock'n Roll and Salsa Instructor and also masters many other styles such as Boogie Woogie, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Zouk... He now competes for Canada in DanceSport and competes at Advanced Level in West Coast Swing. His classes can be enjoyed in Québec City and Montréal as well as in other events around the world. He recently danced in Las Vegas in a show for The Cosmopolitan. It is with enthusiasm and joy that Philippe is devoting his entire life to dancing and transmitting his passion to others. His versatility makes him an incredible asset for any event or dance school


Philippe Berne instructs the following:
  • Le Westy Moment 2017 - De Zéro à Héros
  • *English below*
    Atelier intensif de mise à niveau avec Phil & Flore pour le Westy Moment

    NIVEAU
    Cet atelier s'adresse aux danseurs d'autres disciplines (Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, Boogie) qui n'ont aucune, ou peu, d'expérience en West Coast Swing, et désirent apprendre rapidement!

    HORAIRE
    Vendredi 19h-22h
     

    Prix: 40$ 

    *Rabais SAF: 50%

     

    *English version*

    Intensive immersion West Coast Swing workshop with Phil & Flore, to up your level and integrate to Westy Moment

    LEVELS
    This workshop is for dancers who already know other styles (Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, Boogie) and have no or little experience in West Coast Swing.

    SCHEDULE
    Friday 7pm-10pm

    Price: 40$

    *50% Off for SAF members

     

     


  • Le Westy Moment - Juin 2017
  • *English below*

    Ateliers intensifs de West Coast Swing avec Sand & Ludo et Phil & Flore les 24 et 25 juin 2017!

    NIVEAU
    Cet atelier est ouvert à tous les niveaux. Le groupe sera divisé en fonction des participants.

    HORAIRE

    SAMEDI

    12h30-14h30
    Sand & Ludo: niveaux 1 et 2
    Phil & Flore: mise à niveau des danseurs

    14h45-15h45
    Sand & Flore: styling
    Ludo & Phil: styling

    16h00-17h00
    Phil & Flore (niveau 1): au-delà de la main
    Sand & Ludo (niveau 2): musicalité, 1re partie

     

    DIMANCHE

    13h00-14h00
    Sand & Ludo (niveau 1): Love the Sand
    Phil & Flore (niveau 2): Love the Flore

    14h15-15h15
    Phil & Flore (niveau 1): To be or not to be (musicalité)
    Sand & Ludo (niveau 2): Musicalité, 2e partie

    Prix pour la passe weekend, plus de 6 heures d'enseignement:
    - 100$ avant le 15 juin
    - 110$ jusqu'au 23 juin
    - 120$ à la porte s'il reste de la place!

    Prix samedi seulement: 90$
    Prix dimanche seulement: 50$

    *English version*

    Intensive West Coast Swing workshops with guest teachers Ludo & Sand, and Phil & Flore, on June 24th & 25th, 2017

    LEVELS

    This workshop is open to all levels of dancers. The group will be split depending on the participants.

     

    SCHEDULE

    SATURDAY

    12:30-2:30
    Sand & Ludo: levels 1 & 2
    Phil & Flore: basics to integrate level 1

    2:45-3:45
    Sand & Flore: styling
    Ludo & Phil: styling

    4:00-5:00
    Phil & Flore (level 1): beyond the hand
    Sand & Ludo (level 2): musicality, part 1

    SUNDAY

    1:00-2:00
    Sand & Ludo (level 1): Love the Sand
    Phil & Flore (level 2): Love the Flore

    2:15-3:15
    Phil & Flore (level 1): To be or not to be (musicality)
    Sand & Ludo (level 2): Musicality, part 2

    Weekend full pass, total a 6 hours of classes:

    - 100$ before June 15th

    - 110$ before June 23rd

    - 120$ at the door (if places are still available!)

    Saturday only: 90$ / Sunday only: 50$

     


  • West Coast Swing 2
  • Cours de West Coast Swing intermédiaire durant lequel vous consoliderez vos bases tout en perfectionnant votre compréhension des principes de connexion propres à cette danse et en apprenant divers mouvements propres au répertoire du West Coast Swing.
    Pré-requis: West Coast 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)

    An intermediate West Coast Swing class which will allow you to consolidate your basic skills while improving your comprehension of the connexion needed in this perticular dance style. You will also learn different moves from the West Coast Swing repertoire.
    Prerequisite: West Coast 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)
     

  • SAF Westy Technique
  • Projet de troupe de West Coast Swing intermédiaire de la Swinging Air Force, sans performance, ayant pour objectif d’améliorer la technique de ses membres.

    Les membres des troupes de la Swinging Air Force sont sélectionnés lors de nos auditions. Contactez-nous si vous souhaitez passer une audition!

  • SAF Westy Crew - Projet Liberty Swing 2017
  • Projet de troupe de West Coast Swing intermédiaire de la Swinging Air Force pour l'été 2017, avec objectif de participer au Liberty Swing 2017.

    Les membres des troupes de la Swinging Air Force sont sélectionnés lors de nos auditions. Contactez-nous si vous souhaitez passer une audition!