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Skye and NaomiThe Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama workshops are coming soon on November 29-December 1! This is the last week to register at discount prices, expiring next Wednesday, November 20!

Complete workshop schedule and registration.

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It will be possible to register after November 20 and at the door at full prices.

Workshops will be held at Lower Falls Community Center in Newton. The most beginner classes are scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Prior Lindy Hop experience is needed for the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon classes (except for the Solo Jazz Routine which is open to all levels). There will be something for everyone and a variety of topics covered including fundamentals, variations, slowing things down, solo Jazz and Charleston.

There are extra followers in most of the classes, although balances are currently not far off.

For those really looking for a challenge, you will enjoy the partner routine class to end the afternoon on Sunday. If you don’t have a partner, you may be able to find one at the workshops.

Skye and Naomi are two of the must popular instructors on the scene today and they are looking forward to being back in Boston!

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

Register today to get the discount price!

Local Hosts Needed for Workshop Weekend

Please contact us if you will be able to provide housing for a visiting Lindy Hopper! It would be especially awesome if you can help with transportation as navigating the area can be tricky for out-of-towners. If you can provide transportation and not housing, that may be helpful as well. It would be very much appreciated! Let us know at info@hoptothebeat.com. Thanks!

Gordon WebsterThe Skye & Naomi weekend also includes Saturday night, November 30 at Uptown Swing featuring the Gordon Webster Band with Naomi on vocals plus a dance performance with Skye and Naomi.

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 be back for the 6th time! It is guaranteed awesomeness:-)

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

Uptown Swing Dance information.

BSDNHope to see you at the BSDN dance this Saturday! Be a part of the history of Boston’s longest running Swing dance for one last time.

The Boston Swing Dance Network has been bringing live music to the Boston Swing dance community for over 26 years! This dance was created when a Swing community was just getting started in Boston and Roger Weiss deserves high praise for keeping it going all these years. Lindy Hop might not be around today if it wasn’t for individuals such as Roger who kept Swing alive. BSDN’s very last dance is this Saturday, November 9 in Watertown. Both The Love Dogs and Eight to the Bar will be playing throughout the evening, two long time BSDN favorites. Come out to celebrate this incredibly long run and to thank Roger for his many years of service!

Full information on BSDN.

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama performing at Uptown Swing DanceThis is shaping up to be an excellent weekend! There are already dancers coming from 8 states and 2 countries. Discount prices are now in effect until November 20. (Full price afterwards.) There are a variety of classes to choose from with great stuff for all levels.

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Most of the classes currently have a few extra followers registered. Leaders, you should catch up!

The weekend is on November 29-December 1 and all workshops will be at the Lower Falls Community Center in Newton Lower Falls. Also included on Saturday night is the monthly Uptown Swing dance at KI in Brookline featuring the always incredible Gordon Webster and the amazingly talented Naomi Uyama on vocals. Now that is a can’t miss combination!

Skye and Naomi are highly sought out instructors around the world. Boston, let’s get excited about this opportunity right in our own backyard. We are looking forward to welcoming our out-of-town visitors and to a fun and inspirational weekend!

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

Complete workshop schedule and registration.

Local Hosts Needed for Workshop Weekend

Please contact us if you will be able to provide housing for a visiting Lindy Hopper! It would be especially awesome if you can help with transportation as navigating the area can be tricky for out-of-towners. If you can provide transportation and not housing, that may be helpful as well. It would be very much appreciated! Let us know at info@hoptothebeat.com. Thanks!

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama performing at Uptown Swing DanceDon’t be spooked! Do your registration by October 30 to get the cheap early bird prices for the Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama weekend of Lindy Hop workshops on November 29-December 1! The classes will all be held at Lower Falls Community Center in Newton.

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The weekend will also include the next monthly Uptown Swing Dance at the beautiful KI in Brookline featuring the Gordon Webster Band with Naomi on vocals. Plus there’s more! A dance performance with Skye & Naomi! These two are among the most popular instructors currently on the worldwide Lindy Hop scene. With the combination of Skye, Naomi and Gordon, it will be a not-to-be-missed event. Register today. You know you want to!

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

Complete workshop schedule and registration.

Housing Request for Workshop Weekend

There currently is one housing request for the workshops. Joelle will be traveling from NY and needs a place to stay. It would be especially helpful if you can help with transportation as navigating the area can be tricky for out-of-towners. You can contact Joelle directly.

Also, in case there are other requests and you will be able to help, please let us know. If you can provide transportation and not housing, that may be helpful as well. It would be very much appreciated!

Hop to the Beat ClassIt is still possible to join the new session of classes in the second week. This is the last session of 2013!

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Classes include Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1 and Lindy Hop Level 2. These classes are offered both on Sunday evenings at the Newton Lower Falls Community Center and on Monday evenings at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston.

The Level 1 class in Boston has 1 or 2 more leaders! The other classes do have more followers, especially both of the Level 2s.

For Sundays only, there is a new class for intermediate to advanced Lindy Hoppers: “Stops” Routine/Fast Dancing. After learning this classic routine, the class will focus on how to dance faster and with Lindy Hop styling. It was a fun class on Sunday and we’ll be reviewing everything in the 2nd week.

Free parking available in both locations as well as near public transportation.

Full details and registration.

Beantown Camp 2013: Beantown Bounce - What's Wrong With The Bus Driver Head on down to Providence Swings this Saturday, November 2 for a day of Solo Charleston workshops with the fabulous and multi-talented Jon Tigert. Solo Charleston classes are fun and also an excellent way to work on your dance skills. There will be classes for all levels. Workshops will be followed by The Lindy Hop Stomp Dance, which is sure to be a very fun night!

Providence Swings workshop information.

Hop to the Beat ClassThanks to everyone who came out to Uptown Swing on Saturday! The Toni Lynn Washington Band was wonderful as always and it was great to be back at the beautiful KI! Looking forward to the next one with the extra awesome Gordon Webster on November 30!

This is the last class session of 2013!

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A new 4 week class session starts Sunday nights on October 27 in Newton Lower Falls. A new 6 week session starts on Monday nights on October 28 at Ruggles Church (near Fenway Park).

There are classes for all levels, no partner required.

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
    Newton & Boston
  • Lindy Hop Level 2
    Newton & Boston
  • “Stops” Routine/Fast Dancing
    Newton

If you have been wanting to learn how to dance, now is an excellent time to start. For continuing students, each session brings something new.

If you are planning to attend any of these classes and have not already done so, it is very helpful if you would submit an on-line registration to speed up check-in. You can pay in advance through PayPal or at the first class by cash, check or credit card. Thanks!

Free parking available in both locations as well as near public transportation.

Class details and registration.

Skye and NaomiThere is still one week left to register for the Skye & Naomi workshops at the early bird prices, expiring on Wednesday, October 30! Don’t miss the cheapest prices - register now!

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You do not need to do the full weekend as workshops are a la carte. The price is only $15 per workshop with even greater savings for 4 or more. To get this great deal, a completed registration with payment must be received by the early bird due date. Sending a check postmarked by October 30 will also qualify.

Skye & Naomi are highly sought out instructors and it is our turn to have them back in Boston. There are a variety of classes to choose from with great stuff for all levels. It is going to be an excellent weekend! All classes will be taking place in Newton Lower Falls, November 29-December 1. Saturday’s Uptown Swing dance will be at KI in Brookline.

The early bird discount date is October 30. If you register by October 28, you can also take advantage of a 2 part installment plan to make your payments online.

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

Check the website for all details and registration.

Toni Lynn WashingtonThis Saturday, October 19, Uptown Swing welcomes back Boston’s own Queen of Swing, Toni Lynn Washington!

Toni started her career as a Jazz singer when she was a young girl. Her Mom took her to clubs in Boston and she would get up and sing with the band. Eventually she added Blues and over the years she has been nominated for multiple W. C. Handy Awards, widely regarded as the highest honors for Blues artists in the U.S. We’re very fortunate here in Boston to have such a wonderful talent to keep our happy feet dancing all night.

Uptown Swing is held at KI, which is a beautiful venue conveniently located on Harvard Street near Coolidge Corner in Brookline. There’s AC, a fabulous large floor for dancing, plus nearby town lots and free street parking after 8:00pm. Beginners are very welcome and there is a lesson included at the beginning of the evening to get everyone started. You do not need to have a partner to attend. 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: Toni Lynn Washington Band
  • Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Time: 8:15pm-12:00am
  • Swing Lesson: 8:15-9:00pm
  • Admission: $15 ($10 with Student ID)  
  • Parking: Town lots and street parking available. Some free after 6:00pm, others free after 8:00pm.

Uptown Swing Dance information.