In 1997, Scott travelled to the USA to spend Christmas with his parents. A 24-hour layover seemed like a perfect excuse for a trip to Disneyland: this is where he saw Lindy Hop for the first time. The dancers moved to the music he had grown up loving – Scott had played the saxophone in church jazz bands and spent years in a Glenn Miller tribute Big Band – and he found it intoxicating. He watched them for hours. Needless to say, Scott Cupit co-founded Swing Patrol in Melbourne in 1998, and moved to Europe in 2009 starting Swing Patrol London. He teaches all over Europe and in 2015 won the UK teacher of the year award.
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