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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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Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the core dance we share comes from African American culture, as does the jazz music we love. We are deeply grateful to be able to experience the joy that Lindy Hop and jazz music creates. We endeavour to continue educating ourselves about the history and social context from which jazz and lindy […]

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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 […]

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Swing Fitness with SwingTrain!

Missing Swing Dancing? Want to keep active from home during lockdown? This is the answer for you! Join our fantastic teachers for a taste of swing fitness with SwingTrain! Check out the timetable below!   Mondays 9.30am with Liz 6pm with Hazel 6.30pm with Louise 7pm with Anika 7pm with Jess 7pm with Jeff   […]

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NEW ONLINE CLASSES & EVENTS: Calendar

Our next phase is to plan more on-line activities and for now it was easier to add a small calendar to our Australian SP website. Check it out here. You can see that many great events are listed for the UK morning so we have highlighted some for your ease. Note that 8pm AEST means […]

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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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Online Learning

Online learning is now a focus around the globe and Swing Patrol offer online classes here:    To get things stared with our online dancing, here’s Scott teaching you a lovely move of the week. On top of this, there are loads of other online classes available. Here’s a round up of what we’ve found so […]

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Swing Patrol Coronavirus update

Hey dancers, We have been monitoring the situation over the past few weeks and have had to take some tough decisions that we believe are in the best interests and well being of our wonderful dancers. We have spent the weekend preparing for a full shut down of our classes and events across Australia, Brighton […]

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Swing Patrol & COVID-19 virus

Hey dancers,   It’s important not to overreact to health scares but it’s equally important to be responsible. The advice below doesn’t just apply because of coronavirus – or the fact it’s peak time of year for seasonal flu anyway – but it applies at all times for all dance events. It’s important to take […]

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Swing Patrol in the Guardian

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the upcoming VE Day, The Guardian’s Sarah Marsh attended the Swing Patrol Waterloo class last week. ‘What better way to celebrate upcoming VE Day celebrations than with a collegiate shag? Everyone seems to be doing it, but perhaps swinging with your friends is more your thing? Or how about […]

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Christmas Ball 2019 at Bishopsgate Institute

We had a blast at our annual Christmas Ball in 2019! The evening kicked off with a free taster class with our lovely teaching duo Kathleen Murphy and Nancy Hitzig. We had amazing live music for our social dancers from the wonderful Palace Avenue Trio and our vintage DJs. We saw stellar performances from Air […]