Weekly classes of
Lindy Hop, Charleston, Solo Jazz, and Collegiate Shag

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Here is where you can find us dance every Monday and Wednesday.


Swing Patrol is a large community of dancers with passionate teachers and amazing performers. It was founded by Scott Cupit and Claudia Funder in 1998 in Melbourne. A decade later, Scott reached London and made it one of the liveliest scenes in Europe. Swing Patrol also shares the joy of Lindy Hop in Sidney, Berlin and more recently Brighton. It was more than time for the community to reach the burstling cosmopolitan hub of Leiden, Netherlands, in 2017! Claire and Marcello started Swing Patrol Leiden under the wing of the incredible dancer and mentor Scott Cupit.


Claire moved from Paris to London after her studies in public health to train in modern jazz. There, she also discovered swing, and embarked on a journey back through the history of jazz dance. With her partner Marcello, she also enjoys challenging the laws of gravity with aerials. Claire started teaching with Swing Patrol London in 2017.

Marcello started lindy-hopping like crazy in London. He is warm and fun, in life and in dancing. His musicality makes him a very expressive and sharp dancer. Marce loves aerials and performed some of his cool moves with Air Patrol. Physicist by day, he started teaching lindy hop with Swing Patrol London in 2017.

Claire and Marcello are a French-Italian explosive duo. They learnt from London’s finest dancers, such as Scott Cupit, Paula Ryan, Steph Kokay, Peter Grange, Patrick O’Brien, etc.

Hire Us

Private classes

Whether you want to prepare the first dance for your wedding or you want to step up your dancing, we can help you. A private class is a great way to refine your dancing, and receive individual attention and personalised feedback. We can organise classes for individuals or small groups. Questions? Contact us!

Swing Dance entertainment for corporate events, office parties, weddings, stag nights, hen dos and birthday parties.

Our dance entertainment can include beginner dance classes and swing era DJs and are tailor made for your event, wedding reception, team building day, or party. Whether you’re creating a Great Gatsby, Gangster or Blitz theme or just want something a little different, we love a challenge so contact us to discuss what we can do for you!


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