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LEGEND OF THE YEAR 2019: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

Hello Dancers! It’s time to start thinking about who is going to be 2019’s legend of the year.  Have a look around the community and see who you think should be nominated.  Remember you can nominate as many people as you like! We’ve decided to make our annual Legend of the Year another People’s Choice […]

Solo courses only!

At our solo class we’ve decided to shift to offering courses rather than drop in classes. There are a number of reasons for this that we thought worth sharing with the curious amongst you!   1. Building Skills We really enjoy working with you in our courses and getting to know you a little bit […]

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21 Oct | 2019

SWING PATROL COLLEGE

Swing Patrol College is for the passionate dancer who is motivated and excited about pushing their dancing to the next level – at a much quicker pace than weekly classes and the occasional weekender. In the space of just one week, you will be immersed in your dancing and your journey.  These week-long “Swing Patrol College” courses will vary in approach […]

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9 Nov | 2019

Performance Ball

It’s showtime! Join us for one of the highlights of the year – the night where our students take to the stage. We absolutely love the Performance Ball – the big night where the students get to showcase what they have learned! Every year the performances get more and more creative and we never know […]

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26 Oct | 2019

DANCE IN A DAY… BLUES

Join Anna and Ryan for an introduction to Blues Dancing. This workshop is for perfect for anyone with little or no blues dance (or any dance!) experience. In this workshop you will learn about movements fundamental to blues dancing. We will explore the most important elements of what makes this dance amazing and we will […]

What we do

Classes

Are you looking to learn how to tear up the dancefloor? We can help! We run weekly classes across London that cover all the basics of Swing dancing. There’s no need to book ahead for our weekly classes and no need to bring a partner with you.

Workshops

Do you want to get some intensive learning under your belt? We offer a range of workshops for all levels of dancer whether your taking your first steps or planning to fly!

Socials & Events

Come dancing with us! We love to party and dance the night away so you'll always find something happening every weekend.

Hire us for your event

Want your event to go with a swing? We can help, no matter how big or small the event, we can cater for you.

Dance Styles

Lindy Hop

The mother of Swing dances is Lindy Hop and this is the core dance taught by Swing Patrol. We love to lindy and you can see how joyous it is by the smiles on people’s faces. It originated in Afro-American area of Harlem in the late 1930s and early 1940s. You can read about some of the original Lindy Hoppers in our Swing Stars section.

Blues

Blues dance is all about interpreting and expressing the music. Many aspects of Blues dancing, such as call and response, emotional intensity, and tension and release, are directly related to the music. If you love blues music you’ll love blues dancing!

Solo

Solo Jazz is a general term which covers a number of different moves which are danced separately from a partner. It can be improvised or as part a routine, such as the Shim Sham, Tranky Doo or Big Apple.

Balboa

Balboa originated in the Southern California and evolved as a response to the overcrowded dancefloors of the time. It has a closer embrace than Lindy Hop or partnered Charleston and is often danced to faster music as the tighter embrace allows for quicker movements.

Shag

Shag's popularity has been increasing steadily in the last few years with Swing scenes all over the world embracing this high-energy vintage dance. Come and have a go!

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What we've been up to

9 Oct| 2019

Help Swing in Milan!

WE NEED SUPPORT FROM THE DANCE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY  Hi name is Krystal, for those who don’t know me, I have been a passionate swing dancer for 8 years. Recently I joined the London SP team as Collegiate Shag teacher and I need some help from the Swing Patrol dance community.   I learned to dance […]

3 Sep| 2019

LEGEND OF THE YEAR 2019: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

Hello Dancers! It’s time to start thinking about who is going to be 2019’s legend of the year.  Have a look around the community and see who you think should be nominated.  Remember you can nominate as many people as you like! We’ve decided to make our annual Legend of the Year another People’s Choice […]

29 Aug| 2019

First Aid Training for Team Swing Patrol

This year team Swing Patrol had the opportunity to do an accredited first aid training course with one of our amazing community members, Dave McDermott. We had so much fun while completing the one day Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work. The full course specification can be found here:   http://www.firstaidawards.com/cfs/qualification-specifications/FAA-QS-EFAW.pdf   Scroll down to […]

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#BlackHistoryMonth Today we're celebrating Josephine Baker 💃🏾 Discover her story here: https://t.co/oMpOEGDGBn #BHM #BlackHistory #History #Dance https://t.co/DeDLYCNeeK

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Have you voted for your LEGEND OF THE YEAR 2019 yet? 🏆🏆🏆 Have a look around the community and see who you think should be nominated. Remember you can nominate as many people as you like! ✨ You have until 31 Oct to submit your vote here: https://t.co/FKZRJNltx6 https://t.co/p1IWNXVyo2

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DANCE IN A DAY: BLUES EDITION 💙💙💙 Join Anna & Ryan for an introduction to Blues Dancing This amazing workshop will be taking place Saturday 26th Oct 👣 Find out more here: https://t.co/kh8yBkJMJY #London #Blues #Dance https://t.co/8Pg7HJfwMX

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