Look for a Dance Coach Instead of a Dance Teacher

As September rolls on by, I have been getting a few inquiries about private lessons and classes here in Montreal and Toronto. Most of the times these are one-off privates about a particular technique that someone wants to work on. Those are alway...

Hobos and Vagabonds

"Swing du businessman" preview show by Swing Connexion at the event "Dig Tha Feet 2013", featuring Myriam Baril, Randy Panté & Zack Richard - "the Hobo Routine". Working on this routine with Zack and Myriam as one piece of of our show was...

Montreal Swing Riot 2012 - Lindy Hoppers vs. Street Dancers

Check out this video from the battle featuring Montreal lindy hoppers versus street dancers that happened at Cats Corner the past weekend. There are all kinds of awesomeness here.

Getting Your Clients to Pay Faster

Above is a picture of an espresso and a heated chicken wrap at Presse Café on Notre Dame Ouest. What does this have to do with getting paid? Well, when I was going through my lightroom pictures in order to pick one for this quick post, my initia...

BluesShout 2012 Roundup

This is my BluesShout roundup post! Wahoo! The first half of the post really is just all the vids that I shot while there. Everyone loves watching dance videos right? I'm sure most of you blues fanatics have already seen my BluesShout videos on F...

Doin' the Jive - Party Rocking in Seattle 30's style

One of the greatest things about living here on the West Coast, beyond the sun and mountains, is that Seattle, the mega hub of Lindy + Black Coffee, is only a 2.5 hour drive away. Seattle punches me in the heart, as I fondly remember falling in lo...

Toronto Bachata Competition 2010

I shot some videos and photos from the annually bachata competition out here in Toronto. Most of the videos were shot directly behind the contestants so you'll see a interesting angle with the judges and viewers. Check it out. Videos ...

Why the Yonge & Bloor Studio is Good for the Toronto Scene

In the world of social dancing, learning and excelling on the dance floor is kind of a badge of honor. At first you are too shy to ask anyone better than you dance then a zillion hours later (only slight hyperbole), you are throwing down with the...

"People will never forget how you made them feel"

If there is an important lesson that I learned this year from being a quasi dance organizer is to accept that shit will always hit the fan. Once you accept this fact, it really is quite endearing - like a really bad joke that you haven't heard in...

Things to Work on After BluesShout 2011

Big dance events, especially big competition dance events have drama all their own, and while BluesShout 2011 at times seemed to be a whirlwind exercise of mental fortitude, I came out of BluesShout with a renewed sense of purpose and determinati...