The founder lives in E7. The operation is very much - now. And the dance and music is from - then. So, what's not for this website to like?
|Scottie, outside his |
regular breakfast haunt
Swing Patrol is probably the biggest swing dance company in the world and featured in a recent edition of BBC's Dragons Den. "Dragon" Deborah Meaden showed her faith in Scott and his project to invest £65,000 in it, for a 20% stake in its equity.
|Scottie facing the Dragons, on Dragons Den. |
Click here to view the clip (about 10 mins)
|The day after the night before. Scottie explaining|
how it felt being on Dragon's Den, and
how his feet haven't touched the ground
since. Click here to view You Tube clip
The offer is Swing dancing - crudely the Charleston and related routines - delivered with all the enthusiasm and energy of Zumba classes.
|Letting his feet do the talking|
- Scottie in action
|Highly successful Swing Ball, at Wilton's Music Hall. |
You Tube clip featuring Scottie, putting
Deborah from Dragons Den through
her paces, click here to view the video
|Scottie dancing the light fantastic on the fourth|
plinth in Trafalgar Square, earlier this year
|One I made earlier! Spot some familiar faces |
from an early Swing Patrol class in Forest Gate
We went to one of their weekly sessions at Durning Hall (Wednesdays 7.15 - 8.15 pm), and became instant converts. Despite displaying two left feet, each, there was nothing but encouragement from teachers, Scott and Judith and the 20 or so fellow foot tappers.
|Durning Hall - centre of the local action|
|In full swing - a packed auditorium, |
dancing their feet off at a recent Swing Ball
in the fabulous Wiltons Music Hall