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Help Swing in Milan!

WE NEED SUPPORT FROM THE DANCE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY  Hi name is Krystal, for those who don’t know me, I have been a passionate swing dancer for 8 years. Recently I joined the London SP team as Collegiate Shag teacher and I need some help from the Swing Patrol dance community.   I learned to dance […]

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LEGEND OF THE YEAR 2019: NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN!

Hello Dancers! It’s time to start thinking about who is going to be 2019’s legend of the year.  Have a look around the community and see who you think should be nominated.  Remember you can nominate as many people as you like! We’ve decided to make our annual Legend of the Year another People’s Choice […]

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Dancing at the Brighton Bandstand

We had a fantastic time dancing at the Brighton Bandstand again this summer and a massive thanks to the many who have come and danced. A special thanks to Nicole who has been instrumental in managing these free dances.   Scroll down to check out our photo and video gallery of the awesome Brighton swing […]

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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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Flashback to London Swing festival 2019!

The London Swing Festival 2019 was a total sell out! Amazing music, fantastic dancers from home and abroad, exciting competitions and workshops too… What more could you ask for? We want to thank each and every person involved for making it such a special festival. Scroll down to read more and to see some awesome photos […]

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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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Teacher Training and Development with Swing Patrol

Our students are central to why we do what we do and we get so much satisfaction in spreading joy through swing dance. Swing Patrol as a community is constantly striving to improve the experience we provide for our students, through the training that we provide for our team. Last Sunday, Rupert, our amazing Brixton teacher […]

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More Swing Please, we’re British! Swing Patrol in the Syncopated Times

The Syncopated Times: Exploring the world of Hot Jazz, Ragtime and Swing! In April 2019, Swing Patrol were featured in an article in the Syncopated Times entitled ‘More Swing Please, we’re British’.  The article is written by Dave Doyle – a swing dancer, dance teacher and journalist based in the U.K. Doyle explores the global lindy […]

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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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HOW TO GET A FREE SWING DANCE CLASS!

Want to grab some free classes or make some cash? We are always looking for more crew members to put up posters to support our venues. How it works: We work out an area that is easy for you, and send you a batch of posters to be put up in cafes, on poles, and […]

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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 […]