Studio 88 Swing Special Events and Partners


10 years of SAF Squad!


This year, we celebrate 10 years of the SAF Squad!

Join in the dance and celebrate with us the most decorated Canadian swing team in history!
Special guest:

➤ Gaby Cook (NYC)

Our guests of the Squad (past and present!):

➤ Annie Trudeau (Multiple international champion and SAF Squad coach since her debut!)

➤ Patrick Szmidt and Natasha Ouimet (France)
➤ Marc-Andre Vachon (USA, Canada)
➤ Antoine Simard and Coralie GB (Canadian Champions 2016-17)
➤ Jonathan Desroches and Marie-Anne Rochon (Canadian Champions 2014-15)
➤ Travis Matte & Vicki Grenier (Canadian Vice-Champions 2017)
➤ Stéphane "Jiver" Collin
➤ Emily "Mymy" Lesage
➤ Olivier Didur
➤ Catherine Desjardins
➤ Mélanie Couture

Workshops / workshops all weekend!
Evening dance on Friday & Saturday including several competitions, 2 dance halls (lindy hop and wcs), live band and much more!


Before July 24th *:

➤ $ 130: Full Pass
9 hours of workshops, Friday & Saturday evening
+ 1 entry to Friday's Mix and Match
➤ $ 110: Full Workshop Pass
(Including the evening of Friday)
➤ $ 60: Daily Workshop Pass
(Saturday or Sunday)
* After July 24, all prices will increase by $ 10.


➤ Strictly Lindy Hop Open
➤ Strictly Lindy Hop Advanced
➤ Strictly Balboa Open
➤ Strictly West Coast Swing Open

➤ Mix & Match
➤ Short Showcases
> Inspired by SAF Squad (near or far)
> In couple, solo or team

Click here to register for one or more competitions!

* All details about the competitions will be announced soon as well as the prizes to be won!
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More details on our Facebook event!

Gaby Cook (NYC)

Gaby is national-award winning dancer who is praised for her dynamic style and choreographic ingenuity. In her 10 years+ of professional experience, she has taught, competed and performed within the lindy hop community. In addition, she has vast experience performing lindy hop for film, television, and for the stage (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall).
With a solid foundation of studio dance training, she has developed a unique style in Lindy Hop. She blends the raw, athletic power of Lindy Hop, with the grace and refinement of the movie musical-era. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work. In the classroom, she shares her knowledge of the dance with a cheerful disposition, and clear straight-forward instruction. She is passionate about Lindy Hop traditions and works to share the joy of Swing with new audiences.

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Annie Trudeau (CAN)

Annie's passion for dance was first well demonstrated when she chose her career as a dance teacher and performer over her engineering physics degree's possibilities. She also trained as a competing artistic gymnast when she was a teenager. She is a co-founder and co-owner of Studio 88-SWING in Montreal (Canada) where she has taught swing since 2001. As the artistic director, she also manages and dances in the Montreal Swinging Air Force dance performance troupe, which has been International Lindy Hop Champions in 2010-11 and 2014 and Canadian Champion 2013-14-15. She is passionate and enthusiastic as a swing dancer, teacher and competitor. Her style joins dynamism and power with a subtleness that is very feminine. She has numerous titles in competition including 6 first place at International Lindy Hop Championships (2008 to 2013 included) in Washington in the Showcase Category and also first place at the European Championships in London in October 2013. She also danced at the Montreal Jazz Fest with the electro-swing band Caravan Palace and was hired as a choreographer for the Cirque du Soleil and lately for the TV Show ''Les Dieux de la Danse''.

Here is her Youtube playlist with some of her shows, performances and competition pieces!

Every 1st Saturday of the month, Fundraiser dance at Le Jazz Hot with the Swing Dance Canada!
Don't miss the Camp Squad held annually for a yearly dance tune-up with international champions!
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January is Dig Tha' Feet organized by Sandrine Lambin-Gagnon, one fine teacher in our team!   DigThaFeet-Logo-noir
February is time for Swing-A-Dance Festival in Quebec city with our partners Port-O-Swing 1555527_1057099377649809_8175496301692336330_n 
Victoria day Weekend in May is time for the Canadian Swing Championships! csc-logo-black-large
Three Saturdays in the Summer (Once a Month) is Swing L'Été outdoors in Verdun   swinglete
In August there is the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington DC rsz_1logo2 
Also in August, we are co-hosting the SAF in Paris Event in the city of Lights itself! Logo_SAF_Final
A Facebook group and a website for Swing in Montreal fb swinging in mtl

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