Things I do
Workshops give your students a focussed, specialist learning environment to learn new skills or hone old ones.
Whether it’s a one-day session, a full weekend or a whole week, I will tailor a workshop to the themes and levels that you’d like.
When you need some more personal feedback, or some one-to-one time to improve an element of your dancing, a private lesson can give you the boost to take your dancing to the next level.
Private lessons in London are available at my home studio in Forest Hill with no additional cost.
I have a passion for performance, to bring the excitement of Lindy Hop to life.
I run Swingcopation, my company dedicated to vintage performance and events, and can provide any number of dancers for anything from a short routine or social dance, to a whole swing-era show.
As well as dancing myself, I also create swing dance pieces for TV, film, theatre, and specialty Lindy Hop troupes.
My work has been seen on BBC, ITV, on West End stages, and several music videos.
I'm a professional Lindy Hopper, based in London, and teaching throughout Europe. I fell in love with swing dancing a decade ago in Melbourne and have made the pursuit of spreading joy and awesomeness my full-time career for the last 7 years.
I teach weekly classes in London for Swing Patrol, and sometimes run my own workshops locally. I take great pride in raising a new generation of dancers and helping them along their journey, wherever on that path they might be. My heart belongs to my students, but travelling to visit dancers outside of your hometown is always something special; seeing their individual styles and being able to bring them something new and (hopefully) fun and exciting.
I'm bipolar when it comes to competitions - I hate the nervous moments, and the illogical sadness if I don't achieve what I'd set out to do, but I love how it pushes me to achieve something greater than 'now', to create new art, and work to towards being a better dancer. I've won some things, and I've not won plenty more, but being in that moment with incredible peers draws me in to a new place of happy every time.For my official bio, click here.
View some images here.
Partake in some video here.
The brilliant, high energy partner dances from the swing era.
The original swing dance in its evolution from dance fad to swing era style.
Solo vintage jazz dance, including Charleston, cakewalk, jazz steps and strolls.
The silly and fun 1910's animal-themed dance crazes that swept the United States.