Alan G

Alan G

Young Alan had never envisaged himself as a dancer. He thought music was best enjoyed sat down and visiting night clubs was the most perverse activity one could engage in.

However, his miserable life changed when he watched an old clip of a Lindy Hop Competition. He was amazed by the acrobatics and energy, and how the dancers were making it all up on the spot. 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. He has since learned to love a range of dance styles: blues, solo-jazz, collegiate shag and Charleston. He is most interested in social dancing, emphasising space and musicality. He has 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.

He has been teaching with Swing Patrol since 2017. He has taught and performed at festivals including Bestival, Latitude and WOMAD. He has also appeared as a dancing extra on the show Peaky Blinders.