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 out, we must step up.”

Now having made this statement we are aware that much work is required. We have eliminated plastic cups at Red Rhythm and Bishopsgate has joined us in this initiative. We always choose the eco friendly paper stock where and when appropriate but we still produce physical marketing material as for now we find it more inclusive as it reaches people in local communities that don’t always have access to the internet. We acknowledge that this is a journey that we must work at together but we hope for small changes in our family and wider community.

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After a difficult year for us all, we were finally able to return to dancing and we kicked it all off with one our favourite events – swinging outside at Spitalfields Market.

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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 […]

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17 Jun| 2020

Diversity and Belonging Committee

We’re setting up a group that can help us all be better and represent and work on the issues we need to address and do better. Please share/recommend to any one that you think could play a positive role on such a committee. We are considering forming this committee inspired by suggestions made by Aboriginal […]