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Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the core dances we teach, perform and share come from African American and Black culture, as does the jazz music we love. We acknowledge that we do so without lived experience of this culture and are deeply grateful to be able to experience this amazing art form. We endeavour to continue educating […]

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2 Jun | 2022

Swinging at the Scoop – Jubilee Edition!

Join us for a FREE afternoon of swing dancing on the Thames for this special Jubilee edition of Swinging at the Scoop! There’ll be taster classes, performances and live music from Ewan Bleach.  Come along and join us to kick off the long Bank Holiday weekend. Note that our fabulous teachers will be anchoring and […]

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LEARN

21 May | 2022

Miss Celie’s Blues

Solo Blues workshop with Pippa This will be an all levels blues solo routine to one of Pippa’s most favourite songs ever. We will explore the basic fundamentals of blues movement while working on a fun routine that will enable you to learn some of the most common blues and jazz moves. If you are […]

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LEARN

28 May | 2022

The Ol’ Switcheroo

Come join Ochryn and Lish to explore the wonderful world of role switching The session will explore fundamental concepts of switching and teach a range of interesting switch moves as well as offering tools on how to develop your own. This is aimed mostly at level 2 upwards with individuals comfortable dancing in both lead […]

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11 Jun | 2022

How to Dance to Jazz Music

Join Anna and Ochryn to learn to think about your dancing in a way that connects with the music, as well as your partner. This workshop will level up your dancing and musicality through games, exercises and, of course, listening to lots of jazz. For dancers who can social dance but want to level up […]

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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What we've been up to

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12 Aug| 2021

Swinging at Spitalfields 2020

After a difficult year for us all, we were finally able to return to dancing and we kicked it all off with one our favourite events – swinging outside at Spitalfields Market.

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10 Jul| 2020

Environment

Swing Patrol is committed to the development of a sustainable future. We recognise that climate justice is social justice, and that our everyday actions are inextricably linked to both. We are taking conscious steps to reduce our dance community’s and our company’s waste and carbon footprints. We acknowledge that if we want to keep swinging […]

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17 Jun| 2020

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the core dances we teach, perform and share come from African American and Black culture, as does the jazz music we love. We acknowledge that we do so without lived experience of this culture and are deeply grateful to be able to experience this amazing art form. We endeavour to continue educating […]

We're rather social

LEARN TO DANCE IN A DAY: LINDY HOP 🤩 📅 Sat 21 Mar ⌚ 12:30- 04:00pm 🏢 Walter Sickert Community Centre 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/iVkcPZQM6y https://t.co/K7Ln9Gz7rD

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Do you prefer courses over drop-in classes? 💃 Our #Angel teachers are doing 5-week courses to help you build and develop your dance skills! 🕺 Starting Thurs 19 Mar 😃 Beginners: https://t.co/5wwq0L5QLU Intermediate: https://t.co/oFGFoW2W3N #london #dance #lindyhop https://t.co/JE8gThkYHc

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🌟LONDON THROWDOWN🌟 📅 Sept 11 - 13 2020 A three day competition event in London 🏅 We love the TEAM CHALLENGE!! anything goes! We look forward to seeing what crazy ideas you come up with: https://t.co/MGKZoX8guI #london #dance https://t.co/YW4JChzu3A

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