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Travis Matte

Travis began his dance career while studying classical guitar at the University of Ottawa in 2005. He quickly realized that learning to dance and play music gave him a better understanding of both. In 2007 he competed for the first time at the Canadian Swing Championships and has never looked back. Since then, Travis has not only completed a Bachelors Degree in Music (Classical guitar) and another in Education, but has also won multiple awards in Lindy Hop, Balboa, West Coast Swing, and many other styles from competitions such as the Canadian Swing Dance Championships, Boston Tea Party, Canadian Balboa Championships, Swing-a-dance, ILHC (Teams), and many others. Furthermore, he is a current member of the Swingin Air Force Squad, one of the most prestigious competition Lindy Hop teams in the world.

Known for being a bit of a youtube junky, Travis has combined influences from many of the top dancers in the world to create his own personal style of swing. His teaching philosophy is to encourage people to find their own style and to inspire people to be creative while still giving a strong fundamental understanding of technique. Most of all, he strives to convey the love of the dance that still motivates him to work on his dancing to this day.



Travis Matte instructs the following:
  • Projet SAF Ballistics - Noël 2017
  • Troupe intermédiaire de balboa, pour le projet SAF Noël 2017, avec objectif de participer au spectacle de Noël 2017, le 9 décembre au Collège Ahuntsic. Les membres des troupes SAF seront sélectionnés lors des auditions du 23 août. Contactez-nous si vous êtes intéressé!

  • Travis' favorites
  • *English below*
     
    Apprenez les trucs et astuces de l'un de nos professeurs les plus médaillés! Travis Matte vous dévoile certains de ses mouvements et variations préférés, afin d'apporter un effet ''WOW'' à votre danse!

    Ayant la réputation d’être un junkie de Youtube, Travis s’influence de beaucoup de danseurs afin de s’inspirer à créer son propre style. Sa philosophie d’enseignement est d’encourager les gens à développer leur propre style et de les inspirer à explorer leur propre créativité, tout en donnant les techniques fondamentales de swing. Surtout, Travis saura vous dévoiler son amour contagieux pour la danse, cette raison même qui le pousse à constamment s’améliorer.

    Pré-requis: Swing 4
     
    *English version*
     
    Come learn from one of our most primed teachers! In this 3 weeks workshop, Travis Matte will teach you some of his favorite moves and variations, so you can also have this WOW effect to your dance!
     
    Known for being a bit of a youtube junky, Travis has combined influences from many of the top dancers in the world to create his own personal style of swing. His teaching philosophy is to encourage people to find their own style and to inspire people to be creative while still giving a strong fundamental understanding of technique. Most of all, he strives to convey the love of the dance that still motivates him to work on his dancing to this day.
     
    Pre-requisite: Swing 4

  • Projet SAF Classic Convoy - Noël 2017
  • Troupe avancée de Lindy Hop sans acrobaties, pour le projet SAF Noël 2017, avec objectif de participer au spectacle de Noël 2017, le 9 décembre au Collège Ahuntsic. Les membres des troupes SAF seront sélectionnés lors des auditions du 23 août. Contactez-nous si vous êtes intéressé!