Mélanie Couture

Balboa Instructors

Mélanie discovered her passion for swing dancing at her very first step on the dance floor. She started her journey with the Studio 88-Swing troupes, the Swinging Air Force (SAF), by joining our beginner team, « Bootcamp ». By February 2007 she had been promoted to the intermediate « Patrol » team and completed the climb in 2008 as she is now an active member of our elite « Squad » team. As a member of the SAF teams, Melanie has performed in many special events and shows, including a two-month stint at the Montreal Casino in Spring 2007. She was involved in many numbers of the full-length feature show « Swing-Out Tonight » that ran sold-out in early 2008. Melanie has won several 1st places with her SAF colleagues at The Canadian Swing Championships (CSC) 2008, Toronto Open Swing Dance Championships 2008, the American Lindy Hop Championships (ALHC) 2008 and the International Lindy Hop Championship (ILHC) 2010 and 2011. These incredible performances earned the elite team an invitation to perform at LindyFest show (Texas) in 2009 and 2011. She also participated in various projects like solo blues with the Bluesy Bombshell team and won 1st place at Followlogie 2009. More recently, Melanie discovered a passion for balboa and won a third place in Jack & Jill Avanced Balboa at CSC 2013. Teaching with our Studio 88-Swing team since 2009, she will share with you her great love for swing dancing!