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Scott tops Trafalgar Square plinth to make crowd swing

PUBLISHED: 08:01 31 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:38 05 October 2010

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Carmen Valino

SALSA teacher Scott Cupit had his 60 minutes of fame when he did his dance routing on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth as the evening sun brought the crowds out last night. The Salsa teacher who runs swing classes at an East End pub got the crowds dancing too

ABOVE: Londoners really get into the swing like this young couple (left) when Salsa star Scott (right) shows them how to do it 15ft high up on the plinth.

Pictures: Carmen Valino

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SCOTT Cupit had his 60 minutes of fame when he did his swing dance routine on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth as the evening sun brought the crowds out last night.

The Salsa teacher who runs regular Monday classes at a pub in London’s East End got the crowds dancing too—even the tourists.

He was selected by ballot to perform for an hour and brought along some of his Swing Patrol dance students from the Shoreditch Litten Tree pub in Old Street to get Londoners in the mood.

COME DANCING

Scott is well known in dance circles as having been the chief swing choreographer for the Australian version of Strictly Come Dancing.

He was hot on the heels of 24-year-old Ally Steel—also from Shoreditch—who did her bit on the plinth releasing purple balloons for charity the day before.

The fourth plinth’ project commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has a different person every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days until October 14.

Applications can still be made online here for the remaining three draws.


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