Thibault & Estelle

Thibault & Estelle
France

Thibault Ramirez & Estelle Bonnaire

Estelle is one of the first dancers to discover West Coast Swing in France during the first edition of SSS in 2003.

At the time, she had been dancing Lindy Hop for several years but fell in love with WCS immediately. She moved to Montreal in 2011 to teach WCS full time after taking many lessons and workshops with top WCS dancers, and started participating in competitions. She is currently at All Star level and has returned to France where she has started her very own dance studio (Move Addict in Montpellier France) in 2014.

She is also working closely with Sway’d shoes.

Thibault is living in Toulon, south of France. He started dancing at 6 years old with Boogie Woogie, where he succeeded in competing in Junior and Main class division. He placed many times in the French National team and he has won a France champion title.

In the meantime, he has also danced other partner dances like salsa, Bachata Kizomba…. Then shortly after, he started teaching in his parents’ dance studio and in October 2013 he participated in his 1st WCS competition in the novice division. He became passionate by this dance, got training and gave up every other dances to fully pursue his passion for WCS. He has trained with the best professionals of this dance.
In less than 4 years, he became one of the best All-star dancers and placed in a lot of European and American Events.
His own and unique style comes from his Boogie Experience with his excellent musicality.
He is currently a very good teacher. He likes to combine good technique in a relaxed environment with fun and discipline. His teaching, his vision of WCS and his analysis and expertise of the dance make him a very appreciated and valued teacher in all the different dance conventions in the world where he teaches, judges and competes.
When only 21 years old, Thibault Ramirez is considered as a very talented “rising star” of West Coast Swing.