Swing Patrol Brighton class details

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Swing Patrol will be opening swing dance classes in Brighton in early September 2017 – read on to learn about all our plans.  You can also read our first newsletter about swing dancing in Brighton here. Make sure to join our mailing list here and like our Brighton Facebook page to keep up to date with any new developments!

For press enquiries, check out our press release here.

Note that the Summer Weekender event run by Sam Holt & Gabija Zakarauskaite from Jumpin At The Seaside (JATS) will be held on the 1st – 3rd September.

Classes

Mondays at Revolution Bar *Opening 4th September*
77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
7pm – Beginners class
8pm – Intermediate class *from 25th September*

Thursdays at Hove Station Studios *Opening 7th September*
Unit 3, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Rd, Hove, BN3 6HA
7pm – Beginners Lindy Hop in Studio 2
7pm – Solo jazz in Studio 1
8pm – High Level Learning Lindy Hop in Studio 2

Sundays at The King and Queen *Opening 10th September*
14-16 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB
1:30pm – Beginners class
2:30pm – General class – covering a range of great dances from Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Blues Solo jazz and strolls. The first two general classes will focus on Balboa.
3:30pm – 5pm – Social dancing

All classes are £7, or £10 for two classes on the same night.

Workshops

Learn to Dance In A Day – 9th September
Bird Studios, New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GW
Read about this beginner swing dancing Dance In A Day workshop here!

Learn to Dance In A Day – 15th October
Revolution Bar, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Read about this beginner swing dancing Dance In A Day workshop here!

Learn to Dance In A Day – 14th January
Revolution Bar, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Read about this beginner swing dancing Dance In A Day workshop here!

Learn to Dance In A Day – 28th Janaury
Revolution Bar, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Read about this beginner swing dancing Dance In A Day workshop here!

Learn to Dance In A Day – 11th February
Revolution Bar, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Read about this beginner swing dancing Dance In A Day workshop here!

Learn to Dance In A Day – 25th February
Revolution Bar, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Read about this beginner swing dancing Dance In A Day workshop here!


Social media

Keep up to date with Swing Patrol Brighton on social media! We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow our individual classes on Facebook here:

Mondays at the Revolution Bar

Thursdays at Hove Station Studios

Sundays at the King and Queen

The teachers

We will have many guest teachers running our swing dance classes in Brighton, but here are bios for two of the teachers who will be front and centre of the Swing Patrol Brighton team.

Scott Cupit
While travelling in America with his brother, Scott stumbled upon Swing dancing. He was instantly drawn to the energy of the dance, the music and the people. Scott made a New Year’s resolution to learn how to swing dance. Soon after, he began teaching classes and things took off from there. Along with his business partner Claudia, he started Swing Patrol, often called the world’s largest swing dancing school. Scott’s love for swing dancing was contagious — his classes grew from 23 people on the first night to over 200 people after eight weeks.

Many years later Swing Patrol run weekly classes in Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, Berlin and London. Scott moved to London in 2009 to open Swing Patrol London which now has over 1000 students a week through its many venues and weekly social dances. In 2009 Scott gained an amazing amount of media attention with his interactive and swinging hour on the “empty Plinth” in Trafalgar Square. Voted one of the top ten hours of the whole project by the Evening Standard Scott bought 100 of his London dancers to be involved and the footage is spectacular. The story gained global attention with articles popping up in Texas, all over Australia, Germany and Britain. Even the Fiji Times ran a story.

Scott still teaches weekly as well as running the business. He is often invited to teach abroad and at local scenes around the UK. After 17 years he still thinks he has the best job in the world.

Scott Cupit

Faraday Loughlin
With her roots in Irish dancing, Faraday has 20 years of dance experience. In 2013 she discovered her passion for swing. Taking her first rock step in Toronto, she has since travelled around the UK competing in Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Solo Jazz. She was also a winner of the Team Showcase at the London Jump as a member of the Seaside Sweethearts. Faraday has been teaching for the past year and is excited and looking forward to taking this to the next level with Swing Patrol in Brighton from September. You will find Faraday at the swing dance classes at the Revolution Bar in Brighton and the Hove Station Studio swing dance classes on Thursday nights in Hove.

Faraday Loughlin

Code of Conduct

Safety is our priority and we ask that you take the time to read our Code of Conduct.

SwingTrain

Our little fitness brother SwingTrain is coming to Brighton too! On 29th July, they’ll be running a training session for aspiring SwingTrainers who want to run their own SwingTrain fitness classes. Open to anyone with a passion for fitness and swing, you’ll spend the day learning how to run a class and by the end of it, become an accredited SwingTrainer. Read all about it in our press release or on the SwingTrain website.

Media and blogs

Some recent media interest in Swing Patrol and the Brighton classes:
–  The Argus, 23rd July 2017
Q&A with Scott Cupit in Vintage Brighton, 20th August 2017

One Comment

  1. 17th July 2017 at 4:36 pm

    […] links below to Swing Patrol’s website as well as their social media pages: Class details: http://www.swingpatrol.co.uk/swing-patrol-brighton-class-details/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Swing-Patrol-Brighton-UK-1952966084937414/ […]