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Swing Patrol: Finalist in The Event Entertainment Awards 2019!

We are Excited to Announce that we are a Finalist for the Prestigious Event Entertainment Awards We have been chosen as a London finalist for Best Entertainer at The Event Entertainment Awards 2019! Presented by BookEntertainment.co.uk, The Event Entertainment Awards recognises the best in the event entertainment industry across the UK. The winners will be chosen by a […]

Bank Holiday Dates April & May 2019!

A few of our Sunday & Monday venues will be taking breaks for Bank Holidays across April & May. Check out our class listings to find alternatives. See below for all the details! : ) Venue Easter Holiday closures May Bank Holiday closures Camden  Open  Open Clapham Junction 22nd & 29th April  6th & 27th May […]

The Big Practice 2019!

The Big Practice (and other things)…   Each year in February we hold a 2 hour session in the lovely large ballroom at Bishopsgate Institute. It is totally free of charge, and students of all levels are all welcome to come and ask absolutely any (dance-related) questions they have! We also have mini workshops happening […]

Swing Patrol Vauxhall Comp & Show: Sign up now!

Here at Swing Patrol Vauxhall we love to perform! Our dream is to provide an opportunity for all Swing Patrol dancers to have the thrill of putting a performance together and working as part of a team. Our 2018 comp and show team the ‘Comp-Posers’ created an incredible mash up routine with lots of switching […]

Swing Patrol’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations!

Swing Patrol celebrated their 10th Birthday party on the evening of the 23rd February. The festivities kicked off with a taster class at 7pm with the amazing Nick & Susie. We then danced the night away until 2am to the sounds of our awesome vintage DJs Ben Cook, Christopher Allen and Vic Araullo Peters! And […]

Norma Miller, Queen of Swing needs our help! 

Norma Miller, Queen of Swing needs our help! We love Norma Miller and can vividly the remember the time Swing Patrol bought her to London. One of the pioneers of this amazing art form, Norma played an instrumental role in paving the way for all of us and is at the heart and soul of […]

London Throwdown 2018!

London Throwdown is always one of the highlights of  the year for the Swing Patrol community! An epic weekend festival dedicated to throwing down hard and fast, this weekend is all about the art of competing. For the social dancers out there there was plenty of time for dancing to the live bands and DJs every […]

Performance Ball 2018!

We love the Performance Ball. One of our biggest events of the year,  it’s the night where the students take to the stage! Each year the performances get more and more creative and 2018 saw some amazing ones! Check out our videos and photo gallery below to see the shows and social dancing!

The life and times of Frankie Manning

Swing dancer extraordinaire Frankie Manning was a leading dancer at Harlem’s legendary Savoy Ballroom where in the mid-1930s, he revolutionised the course of the lindy hop with his innovations, including the air step. As a featured dancer and chief choreographer for the spectacular Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, he performed in numerous films (including Hellzapoppin’ (1941)), and […]