The path from indie kid to hipster to swing dancer well trodden. Bespectacled, bearded and on the beat, Alan started his journey down this path because he needed exercise but felt intimidated by the gym. He joined the Leeds University Union Swing Society in 2010 and was on the committee a year later, helping to choreograph performances and organise events. It was here he was first noticed by Swing Patrol. He’s honed his style in big glitzy ballrooms and dingy basement clubs, developing a style akin to a jazzy swan, or the human embodiment of a saxophone solo.