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15 Nov | 2019

Blues Baby Blues

Our annual Blues dancing festival – Blues Baby Blues has worked hard every year to provide you with the best bands, the best DJs and of course the best teachers from the US and across Europe. For more information visit our dedicated website!


15 Nov | 2019

NW6 Swing Den

Welcome to our Friday night social event in North West London! We’re so excited to be holding our extremely popular NW6 Swing Den at it’s original venue, the North London Tavern.  This super night is popular with all our West London dancers.  Whilst it’s aimed at all our lovely beginner dancers, it’s all about dancing […]


17 Nov | 2019

Bishopsgate Swing

Swing Out at Bishopsgate! Join us at the wonderful Great Hall in the Bishopsgate Institute, a hidden gem with a huge ballroom in the heart of London. Bishopsgate Swing is a month event with a live swing band and vintage DJs plus a free taster swing lesson at the start of the evening. Plus a […]


7 Dec | 2019


Love Solo Jazz and Charleston? Interested in what troupe life is like for The Dinahs? Here’s your chance to Do it Like a Dinah. There will be drills, stamina exercises, lots of solo jazz, and some Chorus Line fun…. what more could you want? Aimed at beginner and intermediate level dancers, we promise an afternoon […]

What we do


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.


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.

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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 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 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 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'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

13 Nov| 2019

Swing Patrol College 2019!

We had the first of  what will hopefully be many Swing College courses in October 2019 at Exmouth Market, and we had an absolute blast! We were so lucky to have coaching from some fantastic teachers: Fancy Dougherty (USA), Steph & Pete Grange, Arrianne O’Shea, Robyn Larsen and Scott Cupit. Swing Patrol College is definitely […]

8 Nov| 2019

Swing Patrol appear at The Big Feastival 2019

With the onset of a grey wet winter, what better time to throwback to all the colourful fun times we had at the Big Feastival in the Cotswolds this year? Thank you to our fantastic team (Alicia Brockenbrow, Andrew Margetts-Kelly, Asif Malik, Christian Turner-Bridger, David Green, Katie Young, Kristina Gren, Lukas Veritas, Polina Zotova, Rob Beaney […]

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