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Swing in the sky

Swing Patrol and the crew at the Brighton BAi360 recently teamed up for swing dancing in the sky. Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol, said: “Our free dance at the BAi360 is one of the highlights of the year for the Swing Patrol Brighton dancers as not only is it a unique chance to dance […]

Swing Patrol launches new fitness classes

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 […]

November 2015 issue

There’s an international slant to November’s Dancing Times, with features on the Peking Opera, British male dancers working overseas and a report from the International Championships in ballroom and Latin dance. Our cover stars are The Royal Ballet’s Yasmine Naghdi and Matthew Ball, whose debuts as the star-crossed lovers of Romeo and Juliet are reviewed […]

October 2015 issue!

New season, new beginnings! With this issue, Dancing Times incorporates our sister magazine, Dance Today, which for nearly 60 years covered all aspects of social dancing. The new combined magazine goes back to our roots: from the beginning, Dancing Times covered all kinds of dance, from the ballroom to the stage. The new issue has […]

June 2015 issue

This month, we speak to cover stars Katya Virshilas and Jared Murillo, discover dance studios in unexpected places and explore dancers “crossing over” from one style to another…              

London Jitterbug Championships and London Swing Festival

Yesterday, May 28, London Swing Festival, an annual celebration of swing dancing and music, opened at Wilton’s Music Hall, with social dancing from 7pm until 10pm.

We have a winner!

Strictly Come Dancing‘s assistant Charleston choreographer Scott Cupit is our Dance Today Teacher of the Year 2015. 

Swing for Victory at Kettner’s Lights Out! party

Kettner’s in Soho, London, is throwing a Lights Out! party on Friday, April 24, from 6pm to 1am, transforming the venue to wartime London after dark.

Swing dance balls to celebrate lindy hop legend

Thousands of dancers – from professionals to absolute beginners – will hit the floor at swing dance balls across the UK from late October to the end of November. The balls celebrate Harlem lindy hop legend, Frankie Manning, who helped spread the popularity of swing dancing throughout the world. 

Swing balls across the UK with Swing Patrol

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.

Glamour in Streatham

“The Glamour Days” is the theme for the 2013 Streatham Festival, with events from tea dancing and tango-inspired aerial performance to a 1940s-themed Blitz party. Running from July 11 to 14, the festival celebrates the London borough’s people, architecture, arts and heritage.

Meet the Scene Ball

If you’re new to the swing scene, this Saturday, February 11, would be a good time to introduce yourself. Swing Patrol’s Meet the Scene Ball at Shoreditch Town Hall (380 Old Street, EC1V 9LT) is an event specifically tailored for new dancers and those attending their first big swing event. 

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