Swing Patrol Brighton class details

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Swing Patrol have classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – read on to learn about all our plans.  Make sure to join our mailing list here and like our Brighton Facebook page to keep up to date with any new developments!  Our next Social at the Latest Music Bar will be the 14th September.  More details here.

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Classes

Mondays at Revolution Bar 
77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
7pm – Level 1 Absolute beginners class
8pm – Level 1.5 Improvers class

Tuesdays at Hollingbury Park Golf Course
Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 7HS
7pm – Level 1 Beginners class
** New class schedule starting from 4th September 2018**
7pm – Level 1 New Absolute Beginners class
8pm – Level 2 Intermediate class

Thursdays at Middle Street Primary School
7 Middle St, Brighton BN1 1AL, UK
7:30pm – Level 1 Absolute beginners class
8:30pm – Level 1.5 Improvers class

Sundays at The King and Queen – We are closing for Summer and will be back on 2nd September!
14-16 Marlborough Place, Brighton, BN1 1UB
1:30pm – Level 1 Absolute beginners class
2:30pm – Level 1.5 Improvers class
This class works on the same rhythm from our Level 1 class and introduces some new and fun things too. It’s perfect for those who want to learn some more moves and technique and get social dancing – if you were comfortable in Level 1 why not stick around?
Find out the dates and who’s teaching at the King & Queen here!

All classes are £7, or £10 for two classes on the same night. For full time university students this is £5, or £7 for two classes on the same night when you bring a valid student card.

Workshops

Beginner Balboa 4 week Evening Course – 30th July, 6th Aug, 13th Aug & 20th Aug
Revolution Bar, 77 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Check out all the details here.

Beginner Aerials 2 week course – 29th Aug, 5th September
Hollingbury Park Golf Course, Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 7HS
Check out all the details here.

Suga Bomb Brighton – 13th and 14th October
Hollingbury Park Golf Course, Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 7HS
Check out all the details here.


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Mondays at the Revolution Bar

Tuesdays at Hollingbury Park Golf Course

Thursdays at Middle Street Primary School

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. You will find Faraday at the swing dance classes at the Revolution Bar in Brighton and every Tuesday night teaching blues at the Richmond Bar,.

Faraday Loughlin


Tim Crawford
Tim took his first Lindy Hop class in Brighton in 2013 and was instantly hooked. His obsession swiftly took him to dozens of national dance events and European swing dance festivals, learning and competing as he went. In 2016, Tim started teaching regularly in Guildford and Brighton, and is delighted to be teaching regularly with Swing Patrol Brighton in 2018 and beyond.

Tim Crawford


Jeff Tong
While at university a friend took Jeff to a ballroom class and ever since then he has been hooked on dancing. He quickly specialised in partnered styles like latin and salsa before coming across swing in 2013. Since then, Jeff has been introducing swing to people across the nation whether it be performing on TV and at festivals, choreographing for shows and competitions, or teaching workshops and at his beloved venues. In 2015 Jeff became a member of Swing Patrol’s performance troupe the Brat Pack, who take everyone by surprise with their high energy levels and hair-raising aerials. With numerous placings nationally and internationally, Jeff isn’t shy of performing (and flying!) on the big stage. He has also been known to change up the lead/follow roles on the dance floor and continues to push tradition at any opportunity (see if you can keep up *wink*). In late 2016 SwingTrain was born, and became one of the lead instructors who was responsible for training newest fitness fanatics and creating some truly fun yet sweat inducing routines. Taking SwingTrain to some random places including at Secret Garden Party and touring around Asia, Jeff runs his own classes locally at Clapham Junction and at Bishopsgate Institute. Known for his enthusiastic, energetic and nurturing teaching style, Jeff is a firm believer that anyone can learn swing dance and welcomes all to join in. His passion for Swing was rewarded when he was named Swing Patrol’s “Legend of the Year” in 2016 and has since gone on to be part of the growing Swing Patrol Brighton community.

Jeff Tong

Greta Leipute
Greta is one of the fabulous social dancers that you will meet on the Brighton dance floors and we are very excited that Greta will be joining Jeff at the King & Queen on Sunday afternoons. Greta started dancing in Lithuania a while ago but after moving to England started Lindy Hopping in her new home Brighton. Greta is passionate about her dancing but also the the friendly community, how inclusive it is and of course, the music. A key member of the award winning Seaside Sweethearts performance troupe and excited about introducing this beautiful dance thing that lindy hop is with Jeff in 2018.

Greta

Emma Claydon
Emma Claydon got into Lindy Hop through a friend who loved the music and was keen to try. Emma wasn’t sure partner dancing was for her as she’s done tap, ballet and modern dancing since she was a child, but she went along just to give it a go. After her first lesson she was completely hooked. Not long after starting, she signed up to learn routines and go to festivals. Then she started training with a dance partner and entering competitions. Working full time and studying means that Emma isn’t able to go to as many events as she’d like but she still enjoys local events.

 Emma Claydon

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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