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 with whom she toured the world. She has performed, with an extensive list of professional bands including Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, Glenn Miller Orchestra UK, Boston Pops Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Panama Francis to name a few. Maxine performed at the Proms in the Park” in London’s Hyde Park, the London Palladium with Beatrice Reading, New York’s prestigious Lincoln Centre’s “Out of Doors Festival” and the Royal Albert Hall. Maxine has taught Lindy hop to all age groups worldwide and has been fortunate enough to work with the great original Lindy Hoppers such as Norma Miller, Sugar Sullivan, Chaz Young. and Frankie Manning whom she partnered 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.
She was a featured dancer in the film Wondrous Oblivion, and the Halcyon. She even taught the cast of East Enders a few Lindy Hop moves whilst appearing in a few episodes. Maxine has appeared in numerous TV programmes including Blue Peter, Talking Telephone Numbers, The Generation Game and the Paul O’Grady show.
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.