• Randy Panté et Myriam Baril

    danseurs et chorégraphes

  • Troupes de danse à Montréal

    solo et blues partenaire

  • Chorégraphie

    Originale et Passionnante

  • Partnered Social Dancing

    Cours de Danse Swing & Blues

What We Are About

Meet Randy and Mimi

Myriam Baril and Randy Panté are Montréal-based dancers and choreographers specializing in the old-timey dances of jazz, blues, charleston, and funk. They dance out of the Swing Connexion Dance School and actively coach performance troupes, teach dance classes, and perform as much as they can. They are known for their strong work-ethic in constantly improving their dance and can usually be seen social dancing with giant goofy grins at various dance venues around the city.

Myriam Baril: Myriam’s dance roots are in house and hip hop dancing but fell in love with Lindy hop after watching a perofrmance during a dance festival. Since then she has dedicated most of her free time and travel points in learning as much as possible about partnered dancing. Her laugh and funky hair has been a regular fixture in the Montreal dance scene for many years as part of the Swing ConneXion family – teaching, performing, and competing.

Randy Panté: My story, like all good stories, begins with a girl. I went to my first dance class in university because my best friend really liked this girl and needed a wingman. Even though I was dreading going and making a fool out of myself, bros must always have each other’s back. No exceptions. So I fumbled around for an hour and made sure to apologize to each partner during class rotations. Despite my total lack of coordination, I was finding that I was actually having a lot of fun. By the end of the beginner drop-in lesson, I knew I was hooked for life. Since then, my dance journey has taken me through the worlds of salsa/afro-cuban, hip-hop/funk, and finally finding my home in jazz, swing and blues.

As Seen On:


Swing Connexion

We dance and teach out of the famous Swing Connexion Dance School run by Zack Richard. As part of the Swing Connexion team, we were part of an awesome show called Swing Du Businessman! Check out the video to the left for a sneak peak!

We are proud to call Swing Connexion our home and it is an amazing place to learn and grow as a dancer in Montréal. Lots of hard working individuals who really focus on the dance part of a dance studio and really care about the community around it. You can check out the school’s page at: http://www.swingconnexion.com

Our Work

Dancing is in our very pores and we feel most at home in a dance studio or up on stage. We dance to connect with the world. We dance when we are high and even more so when we are low. We dance not because we have something to prove but because if we ceased to dance, we would cease to be who we are.

As the immortal James Brown once said:

Get up offa dat thing. Dance an you’ll feel bettah.

It Don’t Mean a Thing – Hobo Routine. Part of the Swing Du Businessman Show by Zack Richard.
SCX Cabaret. Original idea and choreography by Maryse Lebeau.
It Don’t Mean a Thing – Sweet Substitute. Part of the Swing Du Businessman Show by Zack Richard.
Short Showcase – Lindy Bout 2013

Dance With Us

Dance Services


Private lessons, weekly group classes, and special events (ie. weddings, corporate gigs, etc).


We run a solo dance troupe and a partnered blues troupe specializing in performing and competing.


We are available for out of town workshops in lindy hop, solo dancing, and partnered blues.

Hire Us as Dancers!

Professional vintage dancers for commercial gigs, television, and special events.

Training & Performances


We love our troupes. We currently choreograph FOUR student dance troupes, a solo dance troupe, a partnered blues troupe in Montréal, a partnered blues troupe in Quebec, and Rising Stars (a swing troupe at SCX).

For o ur two blues troupes in Montréal are for up and coming dancers who want to work in a collaborative environment. We have an open-door policy for our troupes and seek out dancers who want to challenge themselves through dance training and performances.

Our Troupe Goals:

  • To work hard and not be afraid to make mistakes.
  • To invest in the overall success of our students.
  • To create positive environment of sharing dance ideas and techniques.
  • To build a team spirit outside of the dance floor.

For both troupes, we require our dancers to display great dance work ethic, the ability to take feedback, and ability to work in a team environment. We are not looking to have the very best dancers but those who are willing to work towards being the very best that they can be. Also, you must like other humans and for the most people would say that you are nice and pleasant to be around.

Partnered Blues: Thursdays evenings 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Solo: Thursday evenings 8:00pm-9:30pm

$75/month due at the start of every month.

Hip Thrust to Victory – A Solo Dance Troupe

Founded in the summer of 2013, the affectionately named solo troupe “Hip Thrust to Victory”, is all about improving dancer’s quality of solo movements for partnered dancers. Throughout the group rehearsals, we work on solo dance techniques and versatility in movement which all accumulates into a choreography at end of every semester.

Partnered Blues

The Swing ConneXion Blues Troupe is an audition-based, partnered-blues dance group representing Montréal, Quebec. We aim to grow as blues dancers through dance performances, active training, and continual exploration of the beauty and humanity of this african-american vernacular dance.

Our program includes:

  • Weekly rehearsals at the Swing ConneXion studios.
  • Continual fundamental blues dance technique exploration.
  • Performance opportunities at the end of each project/choreography.
  • Individual feedback by the instructors.
  • Fairly regular drinking outings (c’est blues!)…


Send a Direct Message or Visit us

7250 Clark, Third Floor, Montréal

Randy and Myriam dance and teach out of the Swing Connexion Dance School. If you have questions or enquiries about classes at Swing Connexion, private lessons with us, or want to join one of our troupes, send us a message using the handy form to the right. :-)