Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ryan Francois: Frankie100HARLEM Special - Frankie's Fundamentals


Special HARLEM

Swing Dance Class

Master Ryan Francois


10am  to  11:30am

Only $25pp !

 Learn The Fundamentals – and Frankie…

Learning your fundamentals is an essential part of Ryan’s workshops to improve your basic steps (triple steps, rock steps, twists and kicks), and as well as your base vocabulary. Explore more on Swing Outs, Texas Tommy's, Break Aways and other jazz steps. Additionally to tribute Frankie Manning be introduced to some of Frankie's favorite moves: The Slip Slop, Points, Pecking, The Twirl and many more! 

This class is aimed at all levels from intermediate and above. Count it a rare delightful treat while in NYC and Harlem celebrating Frankie 100!


Hansboro Recreation Center 

Dance Room - 2nd floor (elevator)
35 West 134th Street (bet Lenox and 5th Aves)
HARLEM: NY, NY 10037

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About Mr. Ryan: The Instructor

Ryan Francois a 2 time winner of the U.S. Open and American Swing Dance Championships is the foremost authority in the US & UK on all dances connected and related to the Jazz & Swing era - which includes The Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Jive, Charleston, Tap, Be Bop and Blues. 

He has most recently finished choreographing the Jive & Lindy Hop for the UK series of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. His unique and very modern approach to traditional styles of dance are very much in demand.

Ryan is the founder and Artistic director of the dance Company Swing X - Treme a fusion based group specializing in Ryan’s favorite dance style, The Lindy Hop.

His best works to date are for the BROADWAY SHOW “SWING”nominated for 7 Tony Awards - including best choreography, The Disney Motion Picture “Swing Kids” Starring Christian Bale & Robert Sean Leonard and “Do You Come Here Often” winner of the Olivier Award for best entertainment. 

 Other credits include
  • Strictly Dance Fever  Seasons 1 & 2 _ BBC Television Featured Performer; Choreographer
  • Dancing With The Stars _ ABC Network - Guest Artist
  • Britain’s Got Talent  _ITV - Choreographer ‘Candyman’ _ Swing X-Treme and The Irresistible’s
  • The Tony Awards _ The cast of “Swing”  at Radio City Music Hall - Choreographer and Performer.

In a career that has spanned over 20 years
 one of his favorite moments is the film “Idlewild” 
with the music group OutKast for it’s innovation 
of fusing Hip Hop with Swing


Limited Space - Get Ready!

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