The Honey Hoppers
Swing performance and training company by Sugarpush Vintage Dance
The Honey Hoppers are an amateur swing dance performance and training group lead by Holly France and assisted by Romayne Etwaroo. The focus of this group is equal on both performance and training, we want to produce excellent dancers on the stage, as well as on the social dance floor who have confidence and creativity. This is a very happy a positive group, they are guaranteed to bring a smile to the audience faces. The group is very supportive of each other, the members always help each other out along the way, we believe everyone has something they can bring to the group.
They have performed at The Lyllian Baylis Theatre, Sadlers Wells, Toynbee Arts Centre, Lylian Baylis, Laban, Zedels, Swing at Sway and One Great Day as well as many other charity and community events.
We are so happy to have been able to continue this year during the coronavirus pandemic working on solo jazz routines, fitness, strengthen and stretching. We live streamed the class via zoom and since August have also been in the studio, using a combination of zoom and in person.
We created a routine to Carry the cross for my boss by Lavern Baker, you can see the video here.
We have also been having workshop style classes looking at different styles within the swing dance umbrella such as charleston, blues and shag. We also learned the classic routine Trickeration made famous by the legendary Norma Miller.
It has been a great time for us to focus on rythym and musicality, tuning in to the music and letting that lead our movement
We are accepting new members, so please feel free to get in touch if you are interested. There are some new exciting plans in the pipe line for reintroducing some partner dancing for those who live with their dance partner.
We are thrilled to have a new temporary home at Ugly Duck in London Bridge. You can check out what they get up to here http://uglyduck.org.uk/what-we-do/
Whilst in lockdown we did solo Charleston class with all proceeds going to CLIC Sargent children's cancer charity raising £1080. We love working with charities and are glad we can still continue during these current times. We have plans for more charity fundraising soon.
If you are interested in joining send us an email at for an info pack, feel free to ask us any questions you might have .
Check you the videos below from the 2019 City Academy show case.
2020 postponed events
March 9th Swing at Sway, Holborn, 9pm
March 11th, Filming music video for Ollie Trevors
May 8th VE Day celebrations Tunbridge Wells
May 30th Big Dance Watford
June 11th One Great Day, St Christophers Place 7pm