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Solo courses only!

At our solo class we’ve decided to shift to offering courses rather than drop in classes. There are a number of reasons for this that we thought worth sharing with the curious amongst you!   1. Building Skills We really enjoy working with you in our courses and getting to know you a little bit […]

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The Ahoy Ball 2019

Our Ahoy Ball is our annual dance on the Thames each summer where we cruise up and down the Thames while we enjoy the magnificent backdrop of London and dance the night away. Once again the Ahoy Ball was a total sell out. We danced our socks off to the sounds of our awesome DJs, Christopher Allen, Sam […]

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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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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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Swing Patrol Dancers feature in Swingrowers Music video: Dreamland

Signed to Freshly Squeezed Music, a Brighton based independent record label and music publisher, Swingrowers are an accomplished four-piece from Sicily. They have toured North America, Europe and India with their mix of styles as varied as jazz, hip-hop, electronica and gypsy swing amassing well over 30 million total YouTube views (to date) and currently over […]

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Swing Patrol’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations!

Swing Patrol celebrated their 10th Birthday party on the evening of the 23rd February. The festivities kicked off with a taster class at 7pm with the amazing Nick & Susie. We then danced the night away until 2am to the sounds of our awesome vintage DJs Ben Cook, Christopher Allen and Vic Araullo Peters! And […]

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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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RED Magazine: 5 Reasons You Should Try Swing Dance This Year

Swing Patrol recently chatted to RED Online about 5 reasons to try swing dancing this year. Finding Your Feet, a new film starring Imelda Staunton and Joanna Lumley, has got everyone going wild for the 1920s favourite, so RED magazine spoke to us to find out exactly why this jazzy dance is the perfect way to […]

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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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What to wear?

WONDERING WHAT TO WEAR TO TO MEET THE SCENE BALL?  For the men, a note from David: Since the revival of interest in swing dancing in the 1980s, men’s fashion has gone through a number of shifts. Many early adopters saw swing dancing as something of a sport and wore shorts and T-shirts accordingly. But […]