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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 […]

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Three in One!

Team Swing Patrol represent at three UK Summer festivals over one crazy weekend! Swing Patrol have a fabulous tradition of having a team of dancers at Summer Festivals but we have never had three different teams at three different Festivals.. all on the one weekend! Our fabulous three crews of dancers entertained crowds at Standon […]

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Goodbye Steph ‘n’ Pete!

I don’t write the Swing Patrol blogs and am very grateful to Anjali who does such an amazing job with the many cool blogs now on our website. I did want to write this one myself as I was so moved by what I recently witnessed. Our two King Cross Swing Patrol teachers are moving […]

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Swing at the Scoop!

Swing Patrol held two events at the Scoop in London Bridge in June and they were both awesome! Nothing like a bit of swing dancing by the river on a beautiful summer evening. We had taster classes where we got everyone up and dancing, not to mention amazing performances by our very own award winning […]

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Scott Cupit on BBC Somerset Radio

On the morning of Saturday 13th July, Scott & Arrianne were driving to Hayley & Adrian’s (our Clapham teachers) wedding in Cornwall. As they drove through Somerset they were tuned into BBC Somerset. The compère asked for anyone who had broken a World Record to phone in. Suddenly Scott found himself on the radio with […]

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Swing Patrol at i360

Swing Patrol and the fabulous crew at the Brighton BAi360 recently teamed up for a magical morning of swing dancing both up in the Pod and then down on the foreshore. A massive thanks to the many dancers involved and the crew at the BAi360 who not only arrived early to make this happen but […]

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Aerials for Everyone!

Aerials have been a key part of Lindy Hop since the beginning. When Frankie Manning talked about aerials his eyes would light up as he explained the joy of a well executed aerial with the music. Many of the Swing Patrol team continue this legacy and you will see fabulous aerials in many of our […]

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6 reasons why every dancer should try blues

Regular blues dancer, Dalvinder, has written about blues dancing and kindly shared it with us: 1) Dance to some awesome music… Muddy Waters, Irma Thomas and Etta James are just some of the artists you might hear when you dance the blues. Whether it’s a just one man and his guitar or a singer backed […]

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The Benefits of Dance for Kids!

 There are so many benefits of dancing for children and young adults. Jenny Silverstone from MomLovesBest.com, a research-driven parenting blog has put together this awesome article, capturing so many of the reasons that dance is so important at a young age and highlights the value of it as part of a school curriculum. This article […]

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Swingin’ at the Spiegel

On Saturday 18th May, Swing Patrollers danced up a storm in the Spiegel Tent to the sounds of the Brighton Jazz Mafia Big Band. This amazing All Star 18 piece band, formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz scene, recreated the iconic sounds of the 40s and 50s and we all had a blast! Kicking off […]