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Uptown Swing Dance on Saturday with Gordon Webster

Naomi Uyama with Gordon Webster BandJoin us this Saturday, December 1 for our monthly Uptown Swing Dance. This month we are thrilled to have back the very fabulous Gordon Webster Band with the beautiful vocals of Naomi Uyama! Also featured during the evening will be a demo with Skye and Naomi that you won’t want to miss. Extra for this month, the dance has been extended to run until 12:30am. This is our last Uptown Swing dance of 2012 and we know we’ll be ending on a high note!

The atmosphere is fun and friendly and beginners are very welcome. You do not need to come with a partner. 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 are several town lots in the vicinity.

Beginners welcome, no partner needed
Location: KI (Congregation Kehillath Israel), 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446; entrance on Williams Street
Band: Gordon Webster Band with Naomi Uyama
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time: 8:15pm-12:30am
Swing Lesson: 8:15-9:00pm
Dance Exhibition:
Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama
$15 ($10 with Student ID)

Uptown Swing Dance information.

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama Workshops This Weekend

Skye and NaomiThe wait is over. Be prepared for a phenomenal weekend of workshops with Skye and Naomi! Classes are scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 30 - December 2. Join fellow dancers from 10 states and 4 countries. There are classes for all levels including beginners.

Friday, November 30, 2012
A. 7:30-8:30pm Rhythm Time!
B. 8:45-9:45pm Dancing Together

Saturday, December 1, 2012
C. 1:00-2:00pm Lindy Hop Fundamentals
D. 2:15-3:15pm Building On Your Basics
E. 3:30-4:30pm Charleston Foundation

Sunday, December 2, 2012
F. 1:00-2:00pm Solo Jazz Routine (closed to followers)
G. 2:15-3:15pm Variations Galore(closed to followers)
H. 3:30-4:30pm Instructors’ Choice
I. 4:45-5:45pm Lindy Hop Partner Routine (partner needed)

It will be possible to register at the workshops as space permits.

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

Parking Information:
In Newton Lower Falls, 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 on-street parking.

You can still pre-register to ensure your spot.

Complete workshop details and registration.

January Lindy Hop Swing Class Session

Swing Dance ClassPlans are set for our first 6 week session of classes in Newton and Boston for 2013!

New classes in Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1 and Lindy Hop Level 2 are scheduled in Newton Lower Falls starting Sunday evenings on January 6 and in Boston, Monday evenings on January 7. Both locations are conveniently accessible by car or T with free parking available. It will be possible to make up missed classes at the alternate location and it has been great to see students taking advantage of that.

Also coming up, we have a new class for intermediate to advanced Lindy Hoppers: From the Vault. We will be focusing on the flashy side of Lindy Hop as we pull some gems out of the vault. It will be challenging, energetic and of course a ton of fun! It meets on Sundays in Newton.

Registration is open - Complete class information and registration.

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama Lindy Hop Weekend: Last Week For Discount Price

Skye and Naomi

This is the last week to register at the discount prices for the Skye Humphries and Naomi Uyama workshops on November 30-December 2, expiring next Wednesday, November 21! It will be possible to register after that date as long as space is available.

Complete workshop schedule and registration.

The classes will all 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, partnering, rhythm variations, solo Jazz and Charleston.

Leaders are especially needed for workshops G and H on Sunday!

For those really looking for a challenge, there is a partner routine class to end the afternoon on Sunday. Skye and Naomi are two of the must popular instructors on the scene today and we are very excited for this opportunity to have them teaching in our own backyard!

The weekend will also include our monthly Uptown Swing Dance at KI, our new venue in Brookline, featuring the Gordon Webster Band with Naomi on vocals plus a dance performance with Skye and Naomi. This weekend with the combination of Skye, Naomi and Gordon has always been a highlight of the year, which is why we are doing it for the 5th time! It is guaranteed awesomeness:-)

Register today to get the discount price!

Workshop Housing Request

Please let us know if you are available to host any of our out-of-town visitors coming for the Skye & Naomi weekend. This is a great way to get to know dancers from other areas as well as to help out a visiting dancer. We currently have one male from Israel looking for housing. He can provide his own sleeping bag and towel, although he will need some means of transportation. We would appreciate hearing from you if you can help. Thanks!

BSDN Dance this Saturday with Sax Gordon

Sax Gordon

This Saturday, November 17, head on over to the Boston Swing Dance Network dance in Watertown, this month featuring Sax Gordon, our other favorite Gordon:-) Gordon brings a nice laid back style to the evening mixed with his high energy sax playing. His band provides a good variety of music to keep everyone happy on the dance floor. Gordon is often on the road and it will be great to see him back out in our area. This will be BSDN’s last dance of the year, so don’t miss it!

Full information on BSDN.

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama Lindy Hop Weekend

Skye and Naomi

This is shaping up to be an excellent weekend! We already have dancers coming from 9 states and 3 countries. Discount prices are now in effect until November 21. (Full price afterwards.) There are a variety of classes to choose from with great stuff for all levels.

Most of the classes currently have a few extra followers registered. Workshops G and H especially need leaders. Our hope is to not have to close out followers for those 2, so leaders, please register and let us know that you are coming!

The weekend is on November 30-December 2 and all workshops will be at the Lower Falls Community Center in Newton Lower Falls. Also included on Saturday night is our monthly Uptown Swing dance back 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 and we are happy for this opportunity to have them back in the Boston area. We are looking forward to welcoming our out-of-town visitors and to a fun and inspirational weekend!

Complete workshop schedule and registration.

Skye & Naomi Early Bird Discount this Wednesday!

Skye and NaomiDon’t be spooked! Get your registration in by October 31 to get the super cheap early bird prices for the Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama weekend of Lindy Hop workshops on November 30-December 2! The classes will all be held at Lower Falls Community Center in Newton.

The weekend will also include our monthly Uptown Swing Dance at our new venue in Brookline featuring the Gordon Webster Band with Naomi on vocals plus 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!

Complete workshop schedule and registration.

Uptown Swing this Saturday

Racky Thomas BandOur next Uptown Swing dance is this Saturday, November 3 with the Racky Thomas Band, an Uptown Swing favorite! We are really looking forward to having Racky back as it is always a good night with him on board. This band will get you out on the dance floor with that joy that keeps us coming back for more. Their style reflects the Chicago Blues and it swings!

This will be our second dance at our new venue, KI (Congregation Kehillath Israel), located just a few blocks from Coolidge Corner in Brookline and only a mile from our former location. This place is gorgeous with an excellent wood floor. It is BIG, so there will be plenty of room for your dancing pleasure. Bring your friends!

There are T stations nearby for both the B and C branches of the Green Line, and a bus which stops right out front. Plus there is street parking and several town lots nearby, free after 8:00pm. If you want to come early for dinner, there are plenty of good choices in walking distance on Harvard St and in Coolidge Corner.

Uptown Swing Dance information

Monday Schedule Change/Join Second Week of New Session Lindy Hop/Swing Classes

Swing Dance ClassDue to Monday’s class cancellation with Sandy making its way through the area, our 2nd week has been moved to Monday, November 5. The session will be extended to go through December 3 and there is still room if you would like to attend!

Classes include Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1 and Lindy Hop Level 2. This session we are only on Monday evenings at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston. (Sunday classes in Newton will resume in January.) Practice time is included with each class. There are some changes in the class balances since last week. Level 1 has a couple extra followers and Level 2 is now about even.

Free parking available as well as near public transportation.

For full details and registration.


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