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Norma Miller, Queen of Swing needs our help! 

Norma Miller, Queen of Swing needs our help! We love Norma Miller and can vividly the remember the time Swing Patrol bought her to London. One of the pioneers of this amazing art form, Norma played an instrumental role in paving the way for all of us and is at the heart and soul of […]

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Bishopsgate Swing at the Bishopsgate Institute – The Christmas Edition 2019

Our Christmas ball was a total sellout this year! Kicking off with our usual taster class taught by the lovely Lydia Francis and Luca Zanni, we then danced the night away to live music from Michael McQuaid’s Swing Stars interspersed with sets from our awesome vintage DJs! We had exciting performances starting with the Swing Patrol […]

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London Throwdown 2018!

London Throwdown is always one of the highlights of  the year for the Swing Patrol community! An epic weekend festival dedicated to throwing down hard and fast, this weekend is all about the art of competing. For the social dancers out there there was plenty of time for dancing to the live bands and DJs every […]

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Performance Ball 2018!

We love the Performance Ball. One of our biggest events of the year,  it’s the night where the students take to the stage! Each year the performances get more and more creative and 2018 saw some amazing ones! Check out our videos and photo gallery below to see the shows and social dancing!

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The life and times of Frankie Manning

Swing dancer extraordinaire Frankie Manning was a leading dancer at Harlem’s legendary Savoy Ballroom where in the mid-1930s, he revolutionised the course of the lindy hop with his innovations, including the air step. As a featured dancer and chief choreographer for the spectacular Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, he performed in numerous films (including Hellzapoppin’ (1941)), and […]

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Buy a class card and save!

WHAT DO CLASSES COST? There is no need to book our drop classes in advance – just show up and pay cash on the door (no card payments accepted). See below for prices: LONDON One class costs £10 (£6 concession) and two classes cost £15 (£6 concession). Alternatively, you can buy a 5 or 10 class […]

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Swing Dance: A book by Scott Cupit

AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW! You can now purchase your copy of Swing Dance from the Swing Patrol online shop or via Amazon. Copies purchased via the Swing Patrol shop will be signed by Scott! Australian customers can purchase Swing Dance via Booktopia.   ABOUT THE BOOK With all things vintage enjoying a boom worldwide, swing dancing has […]

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The history of Brixton Hill – Michaela

Brixton Hill has had a few changing faces over the years and we are so proud to still be going strong as we approach our 4th birthday this year! We’ve had some great teachers along the way, and our students have gone on to be involved in competition-winning dance troupes and even to teach their […]