"The delightfully subversive Holly France, whose smile alone could thaw Wenceslas Square."
Cary Gee. Tribune
Holly first found her love for swing and charleston dancing in Bath where she busked with the gypsy jazz band 'The Mandibles'. This style of dance soon became her new passion. She was soon discovered by the Charleston dance troupe The Bee's Knees and moved back to London where she continued to perform and teach regularly across the UK and Europe. She started Sugarpush Vintage dance in 2015 with her weekly class at our favorite venue The Lexington. She also run the amateur swing dance training and performance troupe The Honey Hopper's with the help of Romayne Etwaroo. Her deep love for jazz music runs deep, this being what f=drew her to swing dancing in the first place, she regularly attends live shows and is a dj on the social scene.
Having attended dance classes from am young age Holly began her full time dance training at 16 where she practiced ballet, tap, jazz, street dance and contemporary. She then furthered her study in Contemporary dance and Physical Theatre. She continues to combine the styles of her dance history in her performance and choreography.
Some Credits include:-
Secret Cinema - Dirty Dancing/Saturday Night Fever/ Bugsy Malone/Casablanca
Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Latitude Festival, Love Supreme,
Brighton Fringe Festival
The place . Resolution
At venues including:- The Albert Hall, The Palladium, The Duke of York theatre, Laban, Sadlers Wells Lylian Bayliss , Toynbee studios.
Regents street Christmas lights
Harrods Boxing Day sale show 2016
Vidal Sasson hair shows 2011-Present
Marine - Rapunzel video
Until the Ribbon Breaks - Perspective Video
City Academy company Show 2013-Present
Pina Coladas Flash mob. St Martins
Molly Orange. Jacksons Lane Theatre.
JolyVyan. The National theatre.
Ollie Trevers - IKYKY Video
Anulade - Dance til the stars go out Video
TV and film credits
The Avengers (Marvel)
The look of love
Live with Gabby
ITV Back to the future tribute
Hotel chocolate commercial
Angela and friends
Stella Artois commercial
Second in command at Sugarpush HQ.
Romayne is a professional dancer working as a teacher, facilitator and performer in the UK and internationally. She was born in Coventry, taking her first steps into dance at a young age and eventually going on to study a BA (hons) in Contemporary Dance at Bath Spa University.
After completing her degree, she joined Spare Tyre on their internship programme – gaining valuable experience as a facilitator whilst creating multi-sensory theatre alongside adults with learning disabilities. Romayne then began teaching dance classes in care homes, schools, SEN schools and in various other environments with adults and children with additional needs.
Romayne’s love of swing music is the whole reason why she began swing dancing. She started assisting Swing dance classes with friend and dance partner Holly France. Since then Romayne is a regular collaborator with Sugarpush Vintage Dance as a teacher, performer and for the past 3 years curating and producing several bespoke swing dance retreats internationally. You can catch Romayne teaching weekly swing dance classes and workshops for Sugarpush and for Swingland.
Wilderness festival, Harrods, The Royal Academy, Countryfile Live, British Olympic Ice skating Team, Laban Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Lillian Baylis Studio, Toynbee Studios, Google HQ, New Diorama Theatre, Redbridge Drama Centre & Waterman’s Arts Centre, Monzo, Soho House, Soho House Istanbul, Rich Mix, Midsummer Murders.