From The Top Podcast

We are asking the big questions about swing music and dancing

FROM THE TOP is researched, produced and presented by Alexei Korolyov and a dedicated IG HOP team. It brings you the best expertise and knowledge from around the world.

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Produced by Alexey Korolyov

Alexei presents and produces From The Top. He is a journalist and editor working in both broadcasting and print, and has reported from places as far away as Sweden and Armenia, for outlets such as Monocle, BBC and The Washington Post. He is also a dancer, musician, entertainer and supporter of IG HOP.

We are taking a break

For now, we are hibernating. But as soon as batteries are recharged, you’ll hear from us again. Still, you can send us your questions, suggestions and thoughts.

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