Posted on May 23, 2011
Around 500 dancers will set Spitalfields swinging at 4–5.30pm on May 30 in a bid to appear at the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
During the London Swing Festival (running May 26–30), the huge group of international swing dancers will perform a choreographed routine learned in classes across London. The event will be filmed for the Olympics Committee.
Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol, with 600 pupils per week across London, is thrilled to make the bid. Scott, with 100 dancers, appeared on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2009 as part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other installation.