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 Patrol, the Brat Pack and Shag Junction students. As is tradition, we also revealed our Legend of the Year 2019 – the amazing Ochryn Oswal!!! Towards the end of the evening the dance floor broke into a crazy jam circle. Check out some awesome photos below for a few glimpses of our shiny happy dancers : )

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10 Jul| 2020

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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17 Jun| 2020

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the core dances we teach, perform and share come from African American and Black culture, as does the jazz music we love. We acknowledge that we do so without lived experience of this culture and are deeply grateful to be able to experience this amazing art form. We endeavour to continue educating […]