Ryan Francois
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Jazz is the voice of your soul harmonizing with the rhythm of your body. Step into the online world of authentic jazz dance with Ryan Francois ONLINE!
There are no lies in the dance. No restrictions, no limits. Only the honesty of movement and the adventure of discovery!
About Ryan
Ryan Francois is a Jazz Dancer, Producer, Director, Choreographer, Instructor and Historian. A two-time US Open and American Swing Dance Champion and the recipient of the Frankie Manning Award. A pioneer of the revitalisation of Vernacular jazz.

He is internationally known for popularising the dance styles of the Charleston and the Lindy hop for the primetime television shows Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, and for his choreography and leading role in the Broadway show “SWING!” (1999). His work on “SWING has been nominated for a Tony Award, Drama Desk and Fred Astaire Award and saw him perform at the 2000 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. He is the
creative mind behind Swing School & The Authentic Jazz Academy and is the founder and Director of 3 dance companies Swing X-Treme, Swing Un- Ltd and Zoots and Spangles.
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Ryan began his career as part of the “Black British” resurgence of interest in authentic jazz dances growing in popularity in eighties Britain. In 1985 as a founding member of the dance company “The Jiving Lindy Hoppers” he travelled to New York to learn from the original masters of Jazz and Lindy hop. Mama Lu Parks, Pepsi Bethel and the legendary Ambassador of Swing Frankie Manning.

Ryan is the Patron of Bird College for the performing arts, an Advisory Board Member and guest speaker for the TIRED Movement and an original board member of Collective Voices For Change. 2024 will celebrate his 40th year as a dancer and teacher of the Lindy Hop! Educating and doing his part to combat inequality in the social dance community and the entertainment system, is his main driving force and motivation.

He was recently honoured for his contributions to the dance and it’s communities by the City of New York, by officially proclaiming October 6 2023 as Ryan Francois Appreciation Day.
To dance, is to have a physical dialogue with the outside world. To move without restrictions, without awareness of self.

Professional Career

For the past 40 years Ryan has be moving and creating dance in all area of the profession!


Choreography for many theatre performances, Broadway shows and others


Ryan has choreographed and participated in many TV shows such as "So you think you can dance" and many more


The Polar Express, Idlewild, Malcolm X - you can find Ryan choreography style in these films




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Private Dance Lessons
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Jazz Technique with Ryan Francois
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Online course for beginners with unique Ryan's methodology for dance learning. You get 6 hours of bright Jazz dance experience with the top world professional. After you complete the course you will be able to demonstrate main Jazz steps, you will know their history and real meaning.

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Professional Training
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Online course for professionals with unique Ryan's methodology for dance learning. You get 48 hours of deep professional upgrade. Be sure you will not be the same dancer after finishing this course that you were before. Ryan will share you his technique secrets and also the philosophy of dance

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Ryan Francois
London, United Kingdom

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