Revolution Ad for the ballroom

“Revolution”: Ad for the ballroom

An undisputed star in the world of sports dance, Jean-Marc Généreux is proud to represent the ballroom as a champion revolutionbut is also interested in other dance styles.

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The impact of Révolution on the next generation of dancers is already being felt, he says. “We reap what we have sown over the years,” he said in an interview. I feel like we inspired hard working young people in their studios who saw an opportunity to achieve their dreams through the show. We have laid the foundation for a possible career. The motto is inspiration for me.”

When he appreciates a hip-hop, contemporary or pop number so much, Jean-Marc is never happier and more excited than when he sees a ballroom couple take the stage. “Dancing is my life. It makes me happy and alive to be a master at Revolution. I have the impression that I can help other people to realize themselves, to align their course better. And seeing that others have a similar journey to mine creates a bond with them.

documentary series

Ahead of the 40th edition of La Classique du Québec, Jean-Marc Généreux had the idea of ​​a documentary series highlighting the hard work and dedication of three couples of dancers who will take part in this very popular competition.

“No one knows about this event, which is as important as the Formula 1 Grand Prix,” he explained. Above all, I wanted to show what a ballroom dancer is, their daily life and the challenges they face by training to take part in this type of competition.

The Ballroom Fever series, presented from October 4th on the Vrai platform, therefore follows three couples who have already taken part in “Revolution”.

“We chose them mainly because they are the best. For example, Virginie and Nikita are training to become world champions, it would have been wrong to choose someone else. But we go much further in the documentation.

Practicing sports dance is an almost full-time occupation for those who want to compete in the biggest competitions.

“We put the dancers’ work first, whether it’s classes, rehearsals, coaching with different speakers, but also the concern for costumes, looks, makeup… We also mustn’t forget that it’s probably one of the only dance styles that requires dancing in pairs. It’s a big challenge in itself, finding a guy and a girl who want to live the same challenges and who have the same rigor, it already eliminates a lot of people.

Nonetheless, Jean-Marc Généreux regrets the days when ballroom dancing was more widely practiced. “There used to be dance halls where people went to dance. I think we should reignite the flame of ballroom dancing, and that’s happening in places where they can have fun and practice.

The third Revolution show airs this Sunday at 7:30pm on TVA.