What do you teach?

We mainly teach Lindy Hop-  an African American dance which developed at the Savoy Ballroom in New York in the 1920s. We have a weekly Blues dancing classes — check out our Stompin’ the Blues class page for a description of Blues dancing.  While Lindy Hop is the flagship of most swing dancing, we also dedicate some classes to introducing you to other great swing dances such as Balboa, Collegiate Shag and 1920s partnered and solo Charleston.

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12 Aug| 2021

Swinging at Spitalfields 2021

After a difficult time 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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10 Jul| 2020


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


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 […]