Skye & Naomi Weekend Thanks; New Class Session; Uptown Swing Holiday Party; Holiday Gifts

Sorry to be late with our message as we’ve both had colds all week. We did want to be sure and thank everyone who joined us from near and far for the Skye & Naomi weekend. There were dancers from 8 states represented at the workshops. We said it would be awesome and awesome it was! Many positive comments on the classes and Skye and Naomi provided plenty of inspiration.

Uptown Swing dance on Saturday night was off the chart! It didn’t quite make record attendance, but it had to be the record holder for most fun ever! The energy and atmosphere in the room was fantastic from beginning to end and we were so pleased to see such a wide diversity of dancers all having a great time together. Gordon Webster and his band were on fire! Naomi was phenomenal on vocals. So many people told us that it was one of the best dances ever:-)

To check out pictures from the workshops and dance:…

Thanks also to everyone who helped us out, especially Meredith for workshop check-ins, Dave for looking after our guests, Benson, Chris and Rachel for helping us to pack up after the dance, our door volunteers, and everyone who helped spread the word about the workshops.

Skye, Naomi and Gordon will all be back at Beantown Camp this summer. Something to look forward to!

New Session Lindy Hop/Swing and Balboa Classes

Information is up for our next 6 week session of Lindy Hop and Balboa classes, the first session of 2011! New classes in Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1 and Lindy Hop Level 2 will again be offered in both Newton Lower Falls starting Sunday evenings on January 9 and in Boston on Monday evenings on January 10. 

For intermediate to advanced Lindy Hoppers, there is a class on Partner Charleston covering a new variety of moves to add to your Lindy Hop repertoire while focusing on execution and pizazz to make it look really cool:-) This class will meet on Sundays in Newton.

If you’ve been wanting to learn Balboa, join us Monday nights in Boston for a Beginning Balboa class. We’ll be covering the core moves as well as technique and style that gives Balboa its own special flavor. This class will be ideal for those new to Balboa as well as those wanting to review and refine basics.

Full information, on-line registration and directions are available at:

Uptown Swing Holiday Party

Please join us on Saturday, December 18 at Brookline Tai Chi for our Uptown Swing Holiday Party featuring the always fabulous Sax Gordon (another amazing Gordon). He has a way of igniting the room with his power, energy and sheer joy, along with his special touch of creativity and charm. Gordon keeps an incredibly busy schedule and we just don’t get to see him often enough. Come on out for a fun and festive night!

For dance details:

Holiday Gifts of Dance

The holidays are upon us. Looking for the perfect gift? How about the gift of dance! Here’s what you will find in the Hop to the Beat Shop:

  • Ryan and Jenny’s new series of teaching DVDs. Ryan and Jenny are two of the best Lindy Hop teachers and performers in the world. These DVDs are jam packed with information with very clear presentation and tons of demonstration.
  • Beantown Camp DVDS, including the 3 DVD set for 2010 covering class recaps, competitions, evening and class performances and The Show!
  • Beantown Camp and Hop to the Beat T-Shirts.
  • Gift Certificates.

For details and ordering information:

Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony

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