Maxine GreenLucy McSweeney
Founder and Director
Maxine is the founder and Director of Swing Time Jivers and begun her training at Laban College youth group which is part of Goldsmith University.
Maxine was originally a member of the Jiving Lindy Hoppers joining in 1989. She has performed, with an extensive list of professional bands including Glenn Miller Orchestra UK, Boston Pops Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Panama Francis to name a few. Maxine performed at Proms in the Park” concert in London’s Hyde Park, London Palladium with the amazing Beatrice Reading, New York’s prestigious Lincoln Centre’s “Out of Doors Festival” and the Royal Albert Hall and has taught Lindy hop to all age groups worldwide including Harrang Dance Camp. Maxine has been on numerous tours to Japan, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Europe and Singapore.
Maxine has been fortunate enough to work with the great original Lindy Hoppers such as Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Sugar Sullivan, Chaz Young. and partnered Frankie Manning in the Lindy hop at Lyons Dance Festival.
Maxine won the Lindy Hop Division of the 1994 Lindy Hop Championship which was held in New York. She has appeared in many Lindy hop dance videos including featuring with Tom Jones and Jools Holland.
Maxine was a featured dancer in the film Wondrous Oblivion, and more recently the Halcyon, she even taught the cast of East Enders a few Lindy Hop moves whilst appearing in a few episodes. Maxine has also appeared in numerous TV programmes. - Blue Peter, Talking Telephone Numbers, Generation Game, Paul O’Grady show to name a few.
Maxine is currently a Guinness World record holder and worked as part of a team for the most swing flips in one minute which was hosted live by Bruce Forsyth in London – Trafalgar Square.