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Didier Jean-François

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-François instructs the following:
  • Swing 5
  • Avant-dernier cours de la série swing. Acquérez une technique avancée de Lindy Hop qui vous permettra de danser sur divers tempos de musique. Familiarisez-vous avec divers types de Swing Out tel que le Swing Out Whip. Apprenez des jazz steps classiques qui pourront remplacer vos triple steps. Profitez des commentaires personnalisés que vous feront nos professeurs avancés pour vous permettre de surmontrer vos faiblesses, le tout en travaillant vos forces.
    Pré-requis: Swing 4 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)
     
    The before-last class of the Swing series. Acquire an advanced technique in Lindy Hop that will enable you to dance to different tempos. Get to know the different types of Swing Out, like the Swing Out Whip. Learn classic jazz steps that could replace your triple steps. Take advantage of the many personalized comments you will get from your teachers that will help you overcome your weaknesses and develop your strengths.
    Prerequisite: Swing 4 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 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)