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JiveSwing on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show

Friday, 18th September, 2015

JiveSwing.Com teachers Joseph Sewell & Charlotte Middlemiss were invited to join Chris Evans on his popular Breakfast Show to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Joseph Sewell & Charlotte Middlemiss with Chris Evans on his BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show

The show took place on Friday 18th September 2015 and was aired live from a hangar, at Biggin Hill Airport in Surrey, UK.

BBC Carol Kirk dancing with JiveSwing.Com teacher Joseph Sewell on BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans Breakfast Show
JiveSwing teacher Joseph Sewell dancing with BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood

The Puppini Sisters, Re-enactors, Dancers, Children from Biggin Hill Primary School and WWII veteran Joy Lofthouse, were in attendance.

Joseph & Charlotte, with children & teachers of Biggin Hill Primary School, who took their class

Joseph & Charlotte taught a swing dance class, which included the children, teachers and Head of Biggin Hill Primary School, prior to dancing the Lindy Hop live to the Puppini Sisters. The band played two numbers, where Joseph executed a few aerials, with Charlotte, then took Carol Kirkwood on the floor for a dance. She did amazingly well. :-)

JiveSwing Joseph & Charlotte with war vetran Joy Lofthouse

Joseph & Charlotte with WWII Veteran Pilot, Joy Lofthouse

After the dance demo, everyone gathered to hear WWII Veteran Pilot, share her stories about the war. There was total silence as all the sound engineers, photographers and BBC crew gathered around to listen. It was absolutely amazing.


Joseph Sewell dancing the Lindy Hop with BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood

After Carol Kirkwood, presented her final weather forecast for the morning, it was time to do some more dancing. I’m hoping it doesn’t count as an official class, before she joins the BBC Strictly show.

A great morning and experience for JiveSwing.Com team on BBC Radio 2. Video footage to follow..