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29 Feb | 2020

BALBOA AND LINDY HOP WITH ROBYN & LOUIS

Robyn and Louis are back with two special workshops designed to take your dancing to the next level. Choose between Intermediate Balboa or Level 4 Lindy Hop, or even do both!   10:00am – 1:00pm Intermediate Balboa: Join Robyn and Louis for a 3 hour Balboa workshop designed to push your Balboa dancing to the […]

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29 Feb | 2020

BEGINNERS’ AERIALS

Frankie Manning’s eyes would light up talking about air steps – they’re a truly iconic part of the dance and really good fun too! We’ll be working on a few different aerials over the session plus a bit of dancing in and out of them. Get ready for a short but intensive crash course on […]

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30 Mar | 2020

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. This is a day […]

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Swing Patrol in the Guardian

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the upcoming VE Day, The Guardian’s Sarah Marsh attended the Swing Patrol Waterloo class last week. ‘What better way to celebrate upcoming VE Day celebrations than with a collegiate shag? Everyone seems to be doing it, but perhaps swinging with your friends is more your thing? Or how about […]

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3 Mar | 2020

Spitalfields – 4 week beginner course

Here at Spitalfields we teach our classes in four-week blocks! We love working with a dedicated group of people across a block, to get to know your dancing, to share ideas, and watch you blossom into the badass dancers they know you are! For us, swing dancing has three main components: the rhythm, yourself, and […]

What we do

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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.

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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!

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Socials & Events

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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17 Feb| 2020

Swing Patrol in the Guardian

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the upcoming VE Day, The Guardian’s Sarah Marsh attended the Swing Patrol Waterloo class last week. ‘What better way to celebrate upcoming VE Day celebrations than with a collegiate shag? Everyone seems to be doing it, but perhaps swinging with your friends is more your thing? Or how about […]

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23 Jan| 2020

Christmas Ball 2019 at Bishopsgate Institute

We had a blast at our annual Christmas Ball in 2019! The evening kicked off with a free taster class with our lovely teaching duo Kathleen Murphy and Nancy Hitzig. We had amazing live music for our social dancers from the wonderful Palace Avenue Trio and our vintage DJs. We saw stellar performances from Air […]

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23 Jan| 2020

Meet Our Scene 2020 – Class colours!

At Meet Our Scene each class is given a colour so you can easily find your crew on the night. It’s totally up to you how much you want to wear of it – deck yourself out from head to toe or accessorise with a simple splash. Think socks, bow ties, hats and hairpieces. If […]

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RT @SPBrightonUK: Stunning photos by David Poul taken in Stockholm's T-Centralen Station 🇸🇪📷 #swingdance #lindyhop #photography #travel #s

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