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Swing Patrol launches new fitness classes

Posted on January 20, 2017

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Swing Patrol, the swing dance school and events company, has launched a new fitness workout called SwingTrain. Developed by Scott Cupit, the 2015 Dance Today Dance Teacher of the Year who won investment on the BBC show Dragons’ Den, SwingTrain is an upbeat cardio programme performed to vintage swing, gospel, jazz and blues.

Aimed at working the whole body, SwingTrain workouts are suitable for all levels of fitness and coordination. Fitness instructors lead the class in moves inspired by the Charlston, lindy hop and the shag, working legs, arms and core while also developing coordination and mental agility.

SwingTrain launched in January 2017, with classes across the UK. Sessions have also been planned for Germany and Australia. SwingTrain is recruiting more instructors in the UK.

Cupit said: “As is the Swing Patrol ethos, SwingTrain sessions are designed to foster friendships as well as fitness… participants don’t even realise they’re burning up to 500 calories an hour because they’re smiling so much.” For more information, or to book a class, see


Photograph: Mark Wheeler Photography

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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