lindy hop class

Alice & Michel


Trained at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Roubaix and a graduate of the Pôle Supérieur de Musique et de Danse du Nord Pas-de-Calais and the Université de Lille 3, Alice Bourgasser left France in August 2016 to begin a Master’s degree in dance at the Université du Québec à Montréal. It was here that his interest in swing dances, particularly Solo jazz and Lindy Hop, grew, eventually leading to a full-time job at Studio 88 Swing, teaching and performing these dances.

In 2017, Alice debuted in the swing dance competition circuit and won several gold medals in Lindy Hop (1st Advanced Classic Routine, Luck of the Draw in performer and Strictly at ILHC 2022), but also in jazz solo (3rd All Atar Solo Jazz ILHC 2022, 1st Advanced Stompology 2019). She began teaching internationally in 2019.

At the same time, Alice has been pursuing her career as a contemporary dance performer alongside Andrée Martin since 2017. In December 2020, she graduates from the Master’s program under the direction of Marie Beaulieu. Her dissertation analyzes the dance of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, a group of dancers who pioneered the Lindy Hop style. In September 2021, she begins a new academic program at UQAM’s Doctorat en Études et Pratiques des Arts.

In Ottawa, Michel Campeau discovered vernacular jazz dance on the local scene and gradually migrated towards a career as a dancer. A swing dancer since 2014, Michel quickly rose through the ranks of Montreal’s Swinging Air Force and devoured the Lindy Hop several times a week.

Since 2018, he has been teaching, coaching and performing vernacular jazz dances full-time, with a focus on Solo jazz and Lindy Hop. At the same time, he won national and international competitions as a team and in partnership with Alice Bourgasser, and coached several Lindy Hop and Solo jazz teams.

In 2023, he and Alice Bourgasser won the title of Canadian Champion and 3rd place in the strictly all-star category at the International Lindy Hop Championships (ILHC). He travels to several continents (Europe, America, Asia) to teach and perform these dances. At the same time, he developed his career as an interdisciplinary artist, taking part in various music and circus productions (Camping, 2021).

Its values are aligned with pleasure in dance, comfort in movement, and the relationship between music and dancers. He also attaches importance to awareness of the history behind jazz dance and the context in which it was born. A class with Michel is fun and motivating. Enjoy his extraordinary individual energy and the sharing of his knowledge in these brief moments of madness.