Bringing Lindy Hop to New England since 1995!

Hop to the Beat

Lindy Hop originated in the dance halls of Harlem in the late 1920s and evolved with the hot Jazz and jumpin’ Blues music. It’s an exuberant style of Swing, mixing uptempo Charleston with slow groovin’ and everything in between! Influenced by other dance styles and changes in popular music, Lindy Hop thrives today as an incredibly fun, creative partner dance mixing classic with new. Join in the fun and become part of the friendly Lindy Hop community! There are classes for all levels. Beginners are very welcome as well as singles and couples.

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Beantown Camp 2014 was dedicated to the memory of Frankie Manning. Behind the Beat Apparel in conjunction with Beantown Camp raised funds for the Frankie Manning Foundation by doing a live auction on Sunday night to the sweet sounds of Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five.

Syke Humphries & Naomi Uyama performing at Uptown Swing Dance with Gordon We
Syke Humphries & Naomi Uyama performing at Uptown Swing Dance with Gordon Webster (11/30/2013)

The Skye & Naomi weekend is almost here! There’s a full schedule of activities to keep everyone dancing from Friday evening through Sunday. It will be on awesome overload with the music, classes and plenty of local and visiting dancers. A great way to celebrate so much we have to be thankful for!

Be prepared for a phenomenal weekend of workshops with Skye and Naomi! Classes are scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 28-30. There is a wide mix of visiting dancers joining us for this fun weekend and we are looking forward to welcoming returnees and first timers.

Friday, November 28
A. 7:30-8:30pm Rhythm & Timing
B. 8:45-9:45pm  Solo Jazz

Saturday, November 29
C. 1:00-2:00pm  Beautiful Basics
D. 2:15-3:15pm Lindy Hop Vocabulary
E. 3:30-4:30pm  Charleston Foundation

Sunday, November 30
F. 12:45-1:45pm  Styling & Variations SOLD OUT
G. 2:00-3:00pm  Fancy Footwork SOLD OUT
H. 3:15-4:15pm  Lindy Hop Partner Routine, part 1 (partner needed)
I. 4:30-5:30pm  Lindy Hop Partner Routine, part 2 (partner needed)

It will be possible to register at the workshops as space permits. Workshops F and G are sold out.

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Workshop Location:
Lower Falls Community Center
545 Grove Street
Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462

Parking Information:
Please park in the inside parking lot only (near the entrance to the Lower Falls Community Center). The front and back parking lots belong to the Senior Center. There is plenty of free on-street parking.

Check the website for details.

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Gordon Webster BandCome on out this Saturday, November 29 to Uptown Swing Dance. We are thrilled to have back the very fabulous Gordon Webster Band with the beautiful vocals of Naomi Uyama! Naomi’s first time singing with Gordon’s band was at Uptown Swing during the first Skye & Naomi weekend in 2008. It is a tremendous pleasure to have them back for the 7th year.

Also featured during the evening will be a performance with Skye & Naomi and a surprise opening act! Special for this dance, Uptown Swing has been extended to run until 12:30am.

  • Beginners welcome, no partner needed
  • Location: KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 (Entrance on Williams Street!) 
  • Band: Gordon Webster Band
  • Guest DJ: Paul Loschak
  • Date: Saturday, November 29, 2014
  • Time: 8:15pm-12:30am
  • Swing Lesson: 8:15-9:00pm
  • Admission: $20 ($16 with Student ID)   
  • Parking: Town lots and street parking available. Some free after 6:00pm, others free after 8:00pm.

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If you are planning to attend, please respond on the Uptown Swing Facebook Event page. Thanks!

Uptown Swing Dance information and directions.

$80.00
Beantown Camp 2014

This three DVD set contains 5:33 hours of material from Beantown Camp 2014. DVD 1 includes reviews of the classes during the whole camp; DVD 2 includes the competitions held during the weekend plus the class routines; and DVD 3 contains Beantown Bounce, the instructor’s show, plus the Highlight Reel. The DVDs are 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen.

Class Reviews

  • Alain Wong & Gen St-Lo
  • Alain Fragman & Virginie Jensen
  • Andy Reid & Nina Gilkenson
  • Bobby White & Kate Hedin
  • Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden
  • Dan Newsome & Lainey Silver
  • Daryl Begin & Jennifer Stout
  • Gaby Cook
  • Gaby Cook & Heather Ballew
  • Javier Johnson & Heather Ballew
  • Javier Johnson & Sylvia Sykes
  • Jon Tigert & Jenna Applegarth
  • Kenny Nelson & Heather Ballew
  • Kenny Nelson & Jesse Hanus
  • Michael Jagger & Evita Arce
  • Michael Seguin & Nina Gilkenson
  • Mike Roberts & Laura Glaess
  • Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama
  • Peter Strom & Skye Humphries
  • Peter Strom & Sylvia Sykes
  • Richard Badu
  • Skye Humphries
  • Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama
  • Skye Humphries & Sylvia Sykes
  • Tony Fraser & Jaime Shannon
  • Zack Richard & Lunou Samson Poirot

Total Running Time: 2:29

Competitions & Class Routines

  • Solo Charleston
  • Soul
  • Strictly Lindy
  • Jack & Jill Novice/Intermediate/Advanced
  • Eric’s Hip Hop
  • Jon’s Jazz
  • Skye & Sylvia’s Orange Track
  • Peter & Naomi’s Red Track
  • Michael & Nina’s Blue Track
  • Mike & Laura’s Green Track
  • Michael & Evita’s Yellow Track
  • Zack & Lunou’s Pink Track

Total Running Time: 2:22

Beantown Bounce

  • Beantown Camp Highlight Reel
  • Alain Fragman
  • Alain Wong
  • Alexis Davila
  • Amanda Fong
  • Andy Reid
  • Bobby White
  • Carl Nelson
  • Cyle Dixon
  • Dan Newsome
  • Evita Arce
  • Gaby Cook
  • Gen St-Lo
  • Jaime Shannon
  • Jenna Applegarth
  • Jesse Hanus
  • Jon Tigert
  • Kate Hedin
  • Kenny Nelson
  • Lainey Silver
  • Laura Glaess
  • Lunou Samson Poirot
  • Michael Jagger
  • Mike Roberts
  • Mike Valdez
  • Naomi Uyama
  • Nicole Zuckerman
  • Nina Gilkenson
  • Peter Strom
  • Skye Humphries
  • Taryn Chidebelu-Eze
  • Tony Fraser
  • Virginie Jensen
  • Zack Richard

Total Running Time: 0:42

Syke Humphries & Naomi Uyama performing at Uptown Swing Dance with Gordon We
Syke Humphries & Naomi Uyama performing at Uptown Swing Dance with Gordon Webster (11/30/2013)

Last chance for discount prices for the Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama workshops on November 28-30, expiring this Wednesday, November 19!

You do not need to do the full weekend as workshops are à la carte. A completed registration with payment must be received by the discount due date. Sending a check postmarked by November 19 will also qualify.

It will be possible to register after that date and at the door at full prices as long as space is available. Workshops F and G are currently close to selling out! There are classes for all levels, all held at Lower Falls Community Center in Newton.

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The weekend also includes Saturday night, November 29 at Uptown Swing featuring the Gordon Webster Band with Naomi on vocals. Plus a dance performance with Skye and Naomi and a surprise opening act:-)

Uptown Swing will be at KI, a gorgeous venue with an excellent huge dance floor, conveniently located near Coolidge Corner in Brookline.

This amazing weekend with the combination of Skye, Naomi and Gordon has always been a highlight of the year, which is why they’ll all be back for the 7th time! Guaranteed awesomeness!

Check the website for details.

If you are planning to attend, please respond on the Facebook page. Thanks!

Sax GordonCome on out this Saturday to Uptown Swing with the entertaining and energetic Sax Gordon Band. It’s always a good night when Sax Gordon is in the house!

The atmosphere is fun and friendly and beginners are very welcome! KI is a beautiful large space with a smooth wood floor and a convenient location on Harvard Street in Brookline (entrance on Williams Street). For those taking the T, it is close to both Coolidge Corner and Harvard Ave stops on the Green Line. If you want to come early for dinner or a drink, there are plenty of places nearby. Parking is free after 8:00pm (some areas after 6:00pm) and there is plenty of street parking and several town lots in the vicinity.

Bring your friends and introduce them to the joy of dancing!

  • Beginners welcome, no partner needed
  • Location: KI, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 (Entrance on Williams Street!)
  • Band: Sax Gordon Band
  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Time: 8:15pm-12:00am
  • Swing Lesson: 8:15-9:00pm
  • Admission: $17 ($13 with Student ID)
  • Parking: Town lots and street parking available. Some free after 6:00pm, others free after 8:00pm.

Buy Tickets Now

If you are planning to attend, please respond on the Uptown Swing Facebook Event page. Thanks!

Uptown Swing Dance information and directions.

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