Swing Patrol in The Guardian

Swing Patrol featured in this Guardian article on the global swing movement by London dancer Laura Laker.

Swing dance has well and truly swung back into fashion. From tea dances at music festivals to numerous 1940s themed weekends to the hundreds of weekly classes held around the country, the dance created in 1930s Harlem by Frankie Manning, is growing ever more popular. The 2012 New Year’s Swing n’ Bluesevent in Bristol, which includes classes and workshops, as well as a New Year’s Eve party, virtually sold out within a week of tickets going on sale; while London-based dance school Swing Patrol which started in 2009 with just a handful of students now offers Lindy Hop lessons at 25 venues across the capital each week, with an average of 650 plus students per week, and the London Swing Festival, which is run by Swing Patrol, has grown from 300 participants when it launched in 2009, to 446 joining in workshops alone at the 2012 event.

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