Competition 101 with Jamie and Vincent! Feb 27, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

Competition 101 with Jamie and Vincent! Feb 27, 8:30 - 10:00 pm

  • $15.00

From the Jitterbug contest at the Harvest Moon Ball to the weekly dance-offs in the Cat's Corner of the Savoy Ballroom, competition has always been a core part of Lindy Hop.  If you've ever been curious about what it takes to compete with your swing dancing, this is the class for you!

Join Jamie and Vincent for a coaching session on how to keep your cool and get noticed in competitions.  This class is open to all levels - whether you're a seasoned veteran or competing for the first time!  Jamie and Vincent will give you their best tips and advice for competing, standing out, and having a great time while you do it!

Please note that partner and early bird discounts do not apply to this class. 

About Jamie and Vincent

Jamie Blair:
Jamie has been performing and competing her entire life. Her strong background in ballet, figure skating and a multitude of other sports primed her well for success in the Lindy Hop competitive world.
Jamie has won various titles in Solo Jazz, Balboa, and of course, Lindy Hop.  She has coached competitive Lindy Hop teams in Ottawa since 2016 and is an active member in both the Ottawa and Montreal swing dance scenes.

Vincent Bedard:
Born to a family of musicians, Vincent was exposed to a wide range of music from a very early age.  At the age of 13, Vincent began dancing tap after seeing a performance by renowned tapper Travis Knight.
Vincent spent many years dedicated solely to tap, but eventually was drawn into the world of Swing dancing. He has appeared on TV shows such as Dieux de la Danse and Révolution, and has participated in some of Montreals biggest festival such as Jazz Fest and Just For Laughs.

Jamie and Vincent are both veterans of the professional Lindy Hop team SAF Squad, which has won numerous Canadian and international titles.  Together they own Riverside Swing in Brockville.