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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 […]

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HOW TO GET A FREE SWING DANCE CLASS!

Want to grab some free classes or make some cash? We are always looking for more crew members to put up posters to support our venues. How it works: We work out an area that is easy for you, and send you a batch of posters to be put up in cafes, on poles, and […]

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What to wear?

WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR TO TO MEET THE SCENE BALL?  For the men, a note from David: Since the revival of interest in swing dancing in the 1980s, men’s fashion has gone through a number of shifts. Many early adopters saw swing dancing as something of a sport and wore shorts and T-shirts accordingly. But […]

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Swing Patrol Boat

THE DAY WE RAISED $6,000.00 In 2004, the Boxing Day Tsunami had a devastating effect on thousands of lives in many Asian countries. Claudia and Scott decided to conduct a fundraiser Lindy Hop workshop for victims.  There was a minimum charge, merchandise was available for sale with all proceeds going to the fundraiser. The outpouring of support […]

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What Is A Swing Den?

WHAT? A Swing Den is a certain style of social dancing evening that caters specifically for new dancers. WHY? We noticed that there is a period for a dancer where the step from taking classes to going social dancing seems large and intimidating. We have tried to find ways to assist with this exciting leap! […]

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Scott’s pep talk and all the best to our team

Hey everyone, I am sending this to our Swing Patrol team in Sydney, Melbourne & London even though the focus is on our London team who are competing at Savoy Cup this weekend. Yes something very special happened last year (watch the four winning troupe routines here and the amazing Michaela, Tine and others in […]

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London Takes on ILHC… and Wins!!!

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend a fabulous team of UK dancers competed at the 2015 International Lindy Hop Championships in the USA. They achieved some great results and we couldn’t be more proud. Here’s a full run-down of all the UK results, plus video links! Place getters Team: Motley Crew – Cam Mitchell, Cat Foley, Simon […]

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London takes on ILHC

This year a team of UK dancers competed at the International Lindy Hop Championships. Here’s a full run-down of all the UK results, plus videos.

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E7 Now & Then: Forest Gate Swings

Swing Patrol are proud to be part of the Forest Gate community. Local historian John Walker featured us in his blog E7 Now & Then, article published 16 October 2014.