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25 Jul | 2019

Under the Sails at Spitalfields

Outdoor swing dancing in the summertime! We’re back at the Spitalfields Market for summer, swinging out under the Sails! These two hours are all about heading outdoors, getting together as a community, and dancing to our heart’s content. Best of all it’s FREE! Everyone is welcome to join in, so bring along any interested friends […]

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26 Jul | 2019

Blues at the Ritzy

Greetings fellow bluesers! Join us once a month for a blues night to remember. A night of music and merriment. A night to get those toes tapping, those hips shaking and those shoulders shimmying! Take to the dance floor and listen to the sounds of London’s finest blues musicians. We vow to cater for all your […]

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26 Jul | 2019

LEARN TO DANCE… BALBOA

Join Robyn and Scott for a two hour workshop and learn to dance Balboa. With its own unique and fascinating history this dance comes from the Balboa Peninsula in Orange County California and has had an amazing resurgence with Balboa dedicated dance festivals now all over the globe. This workshop will assume absolutely no knowledge […]

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31 Jul | 2019

4-WEEK COURSE: 60 SECOND SOLO JAZZ ROUTINE

During this course we will work on a 60 Second Solo Jazz Routine. Bringing elements from vintage clips as well as a variety of rhythms and movement it’s a great opportunity to practice your routine remembering skills as well as get more fluent in some solo steps. The routine will draw in some key ideas […]

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17 Aug | 2019

BLUES WORKSHOP| CLOSE EMBRACE: DEEP DIVE

This workshop is all about close embrace in blues dancing. We’ll geek out about this wonderful way to dance and get into the technique to make it beautiful. Think of it as an extended level two class. Please make sure you’ve already attended some close embrace classes before.

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.

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22 Jul| 2019

Scott Cupit on BBC Somerset Radio

On the morning of Saturday 13th July, Scott & Arrianne were driving to Hayley & Adrian’s (our Clapham teachers) wedding in Cornwall. As they drove through Somerset they were tuned into BBC Somerset. The compère asked for anyone who had broken a World Record to phone in. Suddenly Scott found himself on the radio with […]

12 Jul| 2019

Flashback to London Swing festival 2019!

The London Swing Festival 2019 was a total sell out! Amazing music, fantastic dancers from home and abroad, exciting competitions and workshops too… What more could you ask for? We want to thank each and every person involved for making it such a special festival. Scroll down to read more and to see some awesome photos […]

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💙 The many places to enjoy Blues dancing this week 🌞 Upcoming summer highlights 🧠Workshops and courses not to miss This and more in our latest newsletter: https://t.co/g5yNgG1GRn #Blues #Swingdance #Lindyhop #Dance #London https://t.co/6HXipUlY7D

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📣 ATTENTION #BALBOA FANS! We have not one but TWO #dance courses launching 5th August 👣 Beginners Course: https://t.co/qezQ8pA0cJ Intermediate Course: https://t.co/sY8BcKD0vf Take it away Robyn & Louis... https://t.co/TXqg0oKdiP

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