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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 […]

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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!

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RED Magazine: 5 Reasons You Should Try Swing Dance This Year

Swing Patrol recently chatted to RED Online about 5 reasons to try swing dancing this year. Finding Your Feet, a new film starring Imelda Staunton and Joanna Lumley, has got everyone going wild for the 1920s favourite, so RED magazine spoke to us to find out exactly why this jazzy dance is the perfect way to […]

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Buy a class card and save!

WHAT DO CLASSES COST? There is no need to book our drop classes in advance – just show up and pay cash on the door (no card payments accepted). See below for prices: LONDON One class costs £10 (£6 concession) and two classes cost £15 (£6 concession). Alternatively, you can buy a 5 or 10 class […]

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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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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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GoSweat: The 3 best pilates and dance classes in Old Street

Our Old Street class was recently listed in GoSweat’s list of the three best Pilates and Dance classes in Old Street. “Meet new people, get some exercise and learn a new skill with this fun and friendly beginner Swing Dance class. You’ll learn the basics of Lindy Hop and Charleston and find yourself swinging out […]