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About Patrick and Natasha


Patrick and Natasha founded their dynamic partnership in 2007, while training with the champion team the Swinging Air Force and working at Studio 88-SWING in Montreal. They have since acquired extensive performance, competition, teaching and coaching experience and now live in Paris, France.

They have coached many of the Swinging Air Force teams and have had the chance to work for the Cirque du Soleil training dancers from their show “Banana Shpeel” in the art of Swing aerials.

Patrick and Natasha have appeared in several Canadian television shows; La Vie est un Cirque, La Culture pour ou Contre, Ben et Jarrod, Relève en Folie, and L’heure de Gloire.  They have also been featured in the Sam Roberts video clip ”Them kids” and very recently in ”Dramophone” from Caravan Palace.

The challenge of competition is something they have always enjoyed and they are proud of their numerous podium titles from such events as ILHC, ALHC, Camp Hollyhood, CSC and ESDC.

They have traveled all around the Americas, Europe and Asia to teach this wonderful dance and have taught at world class events such as Camp Hollywood, ESDC, ILHC, Lindy Shock and Camp Jitterbug.  You’ll surely enjoy their enthusiam, humour and their clear and detailed teaching methods.

Helping to build the Swing Dance community is very important to Patrick and Natasha.  They like to contribute with their free online instructional videos and their event coverage.  Check out these videos at

Patrick and Natasha, well known for their gravity defying aerials are very excited about their new project ”Around the Back Around the World”! Check out their new projet at or get to know them more at



  1. Paul Roth says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting up the ILHC 2010 videos so quickly! I hope we see the Team videos go up soon, but you’ve done a fantastic job already!

  2. Kim Tran says:

    I want to just thank you two for putting together all this work to post these videos of amazing dancing. You make the competitions accessible to those who can’t make it or afford to make it, but are in love with Lindy Hop. I was in the San Francisco bay area for the past 7 years, but sadly missed your workshop with Carla because my boyfriend and I went to visit his family in Lyon, France before my move to New York where I’m starting medical school. I hope I can visit you guys soon in Montreal. =)

  3. Jeanne says:

    Patrick & Natasha,

    I love watching you two dance…you’re fantastic!

    We’re learning the shim sham and I can’t find the same version of Jimmie Lunceford’s Tain’t what you do that you’re using. The one that I find doesn’t get into the song until 1/2 way through and it’s different. Can you tell me where you got that song? Thanks so much!!!! And thanks for inspiring us.


    p.s. what I enjoy so much about watching you two is your happiness and smiles.

    • Hey Jeanne,

      Thank you very much for your kind comment.

      The version of “Tain’t What You Do” we dance the Shim Sham to is Billy Kyle’s. It’s on the 1939-1946 album.

      Let us know if you manage to find it.

      Best regards,

      Patrick & Natasha

  4. george the great n' suebaby says:

    As long time ”students” of bal/swing we recently got turned on to the ”shim sham” and
    found your video clips on youtube to be ”awesome”
    we have tried to download some of them from your
    website and also from youtube with no success.
    we would like to teach a series of classes on the
    shim sham and swingo etc .
    can we get a dvd from you on ”how to”???
    thanks george whalen n’ sue dormeier in
    evansville, indiana

    • Dear George n’ Sue,

      We’re very happy you enjoyed our instructional videos.
      If you want to download the videos, if you use Firefox, you can use the 1-click Yotube video download extension. It’s very easy to use, you just have to install it and it will add download links next to the videos on Youtube.
      However, if you’d like a DVD, we could make one and sell it to you. Let us know if that’s something you’d be interested in.

      Best regards,

      Patrick and Natasha

  5. Bernice Gedeon says:

    Natasha, WOW! We have seen your videos. Both Patrick and yourself are amazing! Have you thought of trying
    out for the You Can Dance TV show? Love, Bernice

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