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Swing balls across the UK with Swing Patrol

Posted on September 1, 2014

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Swing Patrol, the London-based swing dance group, is launching a series of swing balls across the UK, created in collaboration with local swing and lindy hop groups.

The balls build on a surge of media interest in Swing Patrol after founder Scott Cupit’s appearance on the BBC One programme Dragons’ Den. Scott will be the Master of Ceremonies at the events, which include a taster lesson at the beginning, a floor show and even a competition. These will be friendly evenings, open to all dancers from beginners to lindy stars: everyone is welcome!

The first ball will be held in Belfast on September 5, followed by events in Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Reading and Plymouth. See for dates and details.

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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