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Swing Patrol College

Swing Patrol College is for the passionate dancer who is motivated and excited about pushing their dancing to the next level – at a much quicker pace than weekly classes and the occasional weekender. In the space of just one week, you will be immersed in your dancing and your journey.  These week-long “Swing Patrol College” courses will vary in approach and will be offered for now in Melbourne and London. A range of courses and levels are being planned, that focus on your swing outs, your solo dancing, competition and show, Balboa, Shag and even an immersive week of aerials. For now though, the first course, in February 2020, will be aimed at Lindy Hoppers looking to take that next step.


Dates and Details

Courses will run for five days from Monday to Friday from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
Our first course in Melbourne will be 24 – 27 February 2020,
at Carlton Scout Hall, 12 Shakespeare St, Carlton North, VIC 3054.
Aimed at Level 2+ dancers who are passionate and wanting to accelerate and focus their learning.
You will be comfortable swinging out socially but still working on “all the things” and keen to blossom into one of your scene’s high-end dancers.


Cost and Registering

Early Bird pricevalid until 31 Dec 2019
$290.00 per person (+ booking fee) / $580 per Pair Pass (+ booking fee)

Standard pricevalid 1 Jan to 22 Feb 2020
$375.00 per person (+ booking fee) / $750 per Pair Pass (+ booking fee)

Attendance is by online registration only.
Registrations will close at 11.30am on Saturday 22 February 2020.

Swing Patrol College February 2020 has commenced. Registrations are no longer available.
Watch this space for announcements of any future College dates.



Noni Healy Scott Cupit Miyako Miyazaki
Chloé Méreau Brady King Shobhana Nambiar
James Horada


Some of the topics we hope to cover include:
The Joy of the Swing Out
Eight Beat sparkles
Styling for Leads & Follows
Switches and counter balance
Cool moves for the social dance floor
Hellzapoppin inspired moves
Fast Charleston
Dips & Tricks
Solo Jazz
Switch class
Taster squeeze – what can you taste in an hour?
Geek out on pulse, connection, frame, counter balance and dance
Learn about Basie and his friends (discussion session over coffee)
Coffee and Frankie, Norma, Freda, Leon, Al and more.. (discussion session over coffee)
History (discussion session over coffee)


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to do the whole week?
Yes, this course is tailored as an immersive full week experience and you can’t choose half a week or a day.

Can I see the schedule?
The schedule and timings will be sent to participants closer to the time, but the generic topics are listed on this web site.

Do I need to sign up with a partner?
Generally no but we will keep the lead/follow ratio balanced. Certain courses in future, such as competition and show and/or aerials, will require a partnership to sign up.

Can I pay in installments?
We do ask for a one off pre-payment, but if you need to pay in two installments pop us a note at and we will happily work out something.

What do I need to bring?
Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes, bring plenty of water, snacks, mints, deodorant, spare t-shirt, small towel, band aids.

Where are the coffee sessions?
The coffee sessions will be at or nearby the venue. You will need to buy your own coffee.


Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be issued for cancellation of your booking, provided you give a minimum of 48 hours notice before the start of the course.
No refunds will be issued after close of registration.
Refunds are not available for missing a day or a session. We will endeavour to help you to catch up though.