Christmas Workshops with Ryan Francois in Vienna

Update 1. November:
Timetable of classes added below and registration opened here!

A pioneer of the Lindy Hop Revival in the 80ies is in Vienna from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th of December 2016:
Ryan Francois, two times winner of the US Swing Dance Championships and choreographer of the BBC Shows “Strictly Come Dancing” and “So You Think You Can Dance?” will offer workshops with his partner Evgenia Salakhutdinova.

Ryans professional swing dance career spans the 1990s (US Swing Dance Championships ’93 and ’97), 2000s (Charleston Routine with Jenny Thomas) and 2010s (Lindyfest 2011)
Don’t miss the opportunity to take classes with this living Lindy Hop legend! Also there will be a big Swing Dance X-Mas Party on Saturday!

Here he is dancing his Two Cousins routine with Remy Kouakou Kouame – if you don’t know them: Ryan is the one on the right in the beginning.

In this TedX talk in the Royal Albert Hall Ryan describes historical and modern developements in Lindy Hop, as demonstrated by Tony Jackson, Irene Ragusini, Moe Sakan and Remy Kouame:


Thre are 5 workshop tracks in total. Each track consists of 2 hours of training and a 15 minute break in the middle.

Friday, 16th of December 2016
18:00 – 20:15 Partner Charleston for improvers (some previous knowledge of partnered Charleston required)

Location: SLIH Ballroom, Sechshauser Str. 9, 15th district of Vienna (map). Close to underground line U6 (Station Gumpendorfer Straße) or bus 57A (Station Fünfhausgasse).

Saturday 17th of December 2016
10:30 – 12:45 Solo Jazz & Solo Charleston – for dancers of Int./Adv. skill level or higher

14:30 – 16:45 Lindy Hop & Fast Lindy 1 – for dancers of Beg./Int. level or higher

Location: Tanzschule Chris, Wehlistraße 150, 2nd district of Vienna (map)

From 13:15 to 14:30 there will be a free “History Talk” by Ryan at the bar of the training venue.

Big Swing Dance X-Mas Party on Saturday. Party ticket not included in workshop fees – advance sale of tickets here.

Sunday 18th of December 2016
11:00 – 13:15 Solo Jazz & Solo Charleston – for dancers of Beg./Int. level or higher
14:15 – 16:30 Fast Lindy 2 & Break Away – for dancers of Int./Adv. level or higher

Location: Tanzschule Chris, Wehlistraße 150, 2nd district of Vienna (map)


The more tracks you book, the cheaper each class gets:

1 Track (2 hours) – 40 €
2 Tracks (4h) – 75 €
3 Tracks (6h) – 110 €
4 Tracks (8h) – 140 €
full Pass – 5 Tracks (10h) – 160 €




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Ryan performing his Mack the Knife Routine with Jenny Thomas: