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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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18 Sep | 2019

5-WEEK COURSE: SOLO JAZZ AND CHARLESTON FOR BEGINNERS

During this 5-week course you’ll learn all the classics hits of Jazz and Charleston. Dancing to amazing jazz from the 20s-40s, we’ll cover loads of fundamental must-have moves. We’ll also cover lots of the steps that you find in strolls such as Shim Sham, Tranky Doo and Big Apple, and you can focus on the […]

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20 Sep | 2019

Swing Den South

Journey South and join us for a night of social dancing upstairs at the Upper Norwood Library. This beginner friendly social will kick things off from 7.00pm with a taster class taught by our teaching team. From 8.00pm-11pm you can dance the night away to some swingin’ tunes. What is a Swing Den? Well, we all […]

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24 Sep | 2019

4-WEEK COURSE: THE BIG APPLE

Yes, that’s right. 4 weeks. It takes at least this long!   This is an incredible vintage routine which is a perfect mash up of great classic jazz steps, partner work, tricky rhythms, fast music and most of all, pure unbridled FUN.   So many people watch it and wish they can do it, and […]

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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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 […]

23 Aug| 2019

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 […]

We're rather social

4 WEEK COURSE 🍎 THE BIG APPLE Starts 24 Sept in #Vauxhall This is an incredible vintage routine which is a perfect mash up of great classic jazz steps, partner work, tricky rhythms, fast music and most of all, pure unbridled FUN 😄 BOOK NOW: https://t.co/RcCKfIj3KB https://t.co/N1jhOqyvYc

Swing Patrol London @SwingPatrolLdn

LEARN TO DANCE IN A DAY 🤩 LINDY HOP Sun 28 Sep in #shepherdsbush Learn to dance in a day and dazzle your friends with your new moves ✨ This workshop is ideal for those wanting to start dancing and don’t know where to begin. BOOK NOW: https://t.co/AafCP3qHc0 #London #Dance https://t.co/ExQkseNYlk

Swing Patrol London @SwingPatrolLdn

@pippajbanham @EmmaDixon_EU Thanks for the recommendation Pippa 😁 Nice to meet you Emma, we run absolute beginners classes every week! No partner or advanced booking needed! Just turn up and have fun! 😃 Find your nearest class here: https://t.co/NyDaVxYSJf https://t.co/QpAXI1TxE1

Swing Patrol London @SwingPatrolLdn