“Teachers are the lifeblood of the dance industry.”
Our very own Scott Cupit is the winner of Dance Today’s 2015 Dance Teacher of the Year. Read their announcement here!
Five dance teachers, including one husband and wife team, made the shortlist this year, but Scott Cupit, founder of Swing Patrol London, was announced our winner in a public ceremony on March 28 in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Scott moved to London in 2009 to open Swing Patrol London, which now runs classes and weekly social dances in venues all over the capital and last year received investment from Deborah Meaden onDragons’ Den to spread the love for swing further afield. Scott said:
“I belong to a special community of dancers and behind my back they nominated me for this award… I am very chuffed that so many would go to such an effort to put my name forward. Thank you to the many who did and to this massive secret Facebook group I am just now hearing about. Crazy wonderful community you are. I am really humbled.”
Click here to watch the presentation of the award and Scott’s acceptance speech on Dance Today’s Facebook page!