Norwich Swing Cats

Copyright: Robert Austin 2015 -2017 All Rights Reserved

Authentic Lindy Hop & Jitterbug from the 1930s, ‘40s & ‘50s

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Robert Austin is the driving force behind Norwich Swing Cats and has recently moved from London after an extended career as dancer, teacher, performer, choreographer and promoter in the capital.  He is looking forward to be bringing his smooth style of Swing Dancing to Norwich.

Robert is a former UK Lindy Hop Champion and organiser of the famous Hep Cats Holiday Weekenders.

He has been teaching dance in London, across the UK and internationally, for over 22 years and he has performed & choreographed in both films and the West End Theatre. He has danced on television many times including with major artists such as CeeLo Green, Wanda Jackson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Additionally, he has been placed 4th in two World Lindy Hop Championships (the highest ranking of any UK competitor) and was also a featured dancer in the iconic Elvis JXL “A Little Less Conversation” pop video.

Robert (with his former partner Claire) competing in the famous Camp Hollywood Jitterbug Contest. They were the first non-Americans ever to reach the final.

Robert & Claire at Summer Jamboree (2009)

This is myself and my ex-partner Claire performing an improvised routine a few years ago in Italy at 2am - enjoy!