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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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Online Lessons with Swing Patrol

We miss our classes!  While we can’t dance and learn together at the moment, we’ve been busy creating some online lessons that you be interested in. All the classes are pre-recorded and when you book, you’ll be sent an email with the links to the classes.  Please don’t share these links with others as the […]

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31 May | 2020

4-WEEK ONLINE: SOLO JAZZ AND CHARLESTON 101

Welcome to our online Solo Course with Cat!   THE COURSE Solo Jazz and Charleston 101 Bash through all the classic jazz roots moves that you don’t always have time to perfect when you’re learning routines. We’ll cover things like these classic ’solo jazz wishes’: How to twist your feet in Charleston, how to do […]

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31 May | 2020

4-WEEK COURSE: ROUTINE

Join Jeff and Robyn for a Blue Skies Covid-19 Routine!   THE COURSE The aim will be to learn a full routine with us over 4 sessions, and to send in a video of yourselves dancing the routine which will then be made into a montage video of everyone! This will be aimed at Level […]

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31 Oct | 2020

1 HOUR ONLINE CLASS: 20s Charleston Basics

Some classic moves from 100 years ago! Up-tempo, fun and silly moves for all ages. Higher and lower impact options given for every fitness level. Get your heart rate up, get a smile on your face. Dressing up encouraged! HOW IT WORKS When you purchase the class, we’ll send you an email with a link […]

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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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 […]

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17 Jun| 2020

Diversity and Belonging Committee

We’re setting up a group that can help us all be better and represent and work on the issues we need to address and do better. Please share/recommend to any one that you think could play a positive role on such a committee. We are considering forming this committee inspired by suggestions made by Aboriginal […]

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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