• 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 and can usually be seen social dancing with giant goofy grins at various dance venues around the city.

Myriam‘s dance roots are in house and hip hop dancing but she fell in love with Lindy hop after watching a performance 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 boundless energy 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‘s 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. Since that fateful day, I have been fanatically trying to quench my dance thirst learning, traveling, competing, and teaching as much as possible.

As dancers, Randy and Myriam have won numerous awards and first place trophies in blues dancing, solo jazz, solo blues, lindy hop, and team competitions both together and individually. All those nice metal trophies pale in comparison though to the real joy they have found in the past two years – growing the Montréal blues dance community through positivity, good vibes, and continual education of our beautiful art form.

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.

Live Performance with the Downtown Shimmies
Swing Riot 2015
Team Performance at CSC 2015
It Don’t Mean a Thing – Hobo Routine. Part of the Swing Du Businessman Show by Zack Richard.
It Don’t Mean a Thing – Sweet Substitute. Part of the Swing Du Businessman Show by Zack Richard.

Dance With Us

Dance Services


Private lessons, weekly group classes, weddings and special events.


We run various lindy hop and blues dance troupes in Montréal and Quebec City.


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.

Learn, Improve, and Meet Fun People

Classes & Troupes

Blues Classes at Swing ConneXion (Janvier 2016):

  • Fondations Blues 3. 13 janvier 2016 // 19h00
  • Fondations Blues 1. 13 janvier 2016 // 20h30

Partnered Blues

The Swing ConneXion Blues Troupes, now a plural, 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!)…

NOTE: Partnered Blues is currently full until Summer 2016, but you apply in advance for our next in-take session.

Solo Blues

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.

Our program includes:

  • Weekly rehearsals at the Swing ConneXion studios.
  • Continual feedback sessions on individual movement and expression
  • Performance opportunities at the end of each project/choreography.
  • Fairly regular drinking outings (c’est blues!)…

Blues Process (Remote Learning)

Most blues dance classes, including the ones that we teach, are taught with the group in mind. They don’t take into account that a vast majority of dancers learning blues are coming from different dance backgrounds and social dance experience.

This upcoming year, we are excited to put together an experimental remote learning method called The Blues Process, a unique way of learning because it focuses specifically on functional exercises with the goal of being a kick-ass social blues dancer.

It’s not about just going through course materials. It’s about critically analyzing the way you dance, so you can work on what YOU need to make you a more confident dancer.

Contact Us

Have a question, comment, or concern? Give us a shout over this handy form. If you don’t like handy forms, you can also email us directly: randypante@gmail.com .