Swing Patrol at Bestival

Swing Patrol Zebra Charleston Showdown at Bestival

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25 Jul| 2019

A Summer of Festivals!

Swing Patrol love English summer festivals and they have always been part of our summer dancing. We have had teams sharing the dance we love at some of our favourite Festivals including Bestival, Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Good Life Experience, Wilderness, Love Supreme, Boomtown, Isle of What Festival, Love Box, Citadel, Green Man, […]

28 Jan| 2019

The life and times of Jean Veloz

Jean Veloz (born Jeannette Phelps) is an icon of the Hollywood style of Lindy Hop. After learning to dance with her brothers in the family living room, Jean’s career took off when she won a Screen Actor’s Guild membership card and a dance cameo in the film Swing Fever (1943) in a Hollywood dance contest. […]

15 Jan| 2019

The Frankie Manning Timeline

THE LIFE OF FRANKIE MANNING 1914 Frankie Manning was born on the 26th of May, 1914, in Jacksonville, Florida. According to Frankie, his mother, a party lady, told him that even before he was born he used to kick in time to the music when she went out dancing. At the age of three, Frankie […]