Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

International Workshop Series

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 7:30pm to Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 5:45pm

Newton/Brookline, MA

Skye & Naomi each discovered Lindy Hop at an early age. Both began performing, competing and teaching while still in their teens. Over a decade later they can boast some of the top titles including the American Lindy Hop Championships, US Open and World Lindy Hop Championships. Naomi, from Washington DC and Skye, originally from Ithaca, NY, have been lucky enough to travel the globe spreading their love of the dance, from Seoul, South Korea to Seattle, Washington, to the infamous Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden and everywhere in between. Naomi also has a beautiful singing voice and sometimes performs with the Boilermaker Jazz Band. We have been fortunate to have had both Skye and Naomi at Beantown Camp and we are excited to bring them back to our area after a fabulous weekend with them last December. You won’t want to miss this very talented and innovative duo!

Newton, MA Friday, November 26, 2010
Brookline, MA Saturday, November 27, 2010
Newton, MA Sunday, November 28, 2010
7:30–8:30pm Rhythm This class will focus on how playing with rhythm adds fun and variety to social dancing as well as integrating musicality into your partnering. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
8:40–9:40pm Slower Routine Dancing to slower tempos can be challenging. Learn to adjust your partner dancing and make the most of the music. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
3:00–4:00pm Solo Jazz Routine An excellent class for working on individual dance skills, rhythm and movement while learning some fun steps. Non-partner, intermediate+, but open to all levels.
4:10–5:10pm Lead & Follow This class will get you thinking about ways of expanding what you know to achieve better communication with your partner on the dance floor. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
5:20–6:20pm Lindy Hop Partner Routine Bring a partner, challenge yourself and learn a cool Lindy Hop routine! Partner required, int/adv to adv, previous experience required.
8:15pm–12-30am Uptown Swing Dance
(8:15–9:00pm Swing Lesson)
Gordon Webster Band featuring the vocals of Naomi Uyama
Swing & Jazz
band information
plus Dance Exhibition by Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama
1:00–2:00pm Lindy Hop Fundamentals Starting at the beginning, Skye and Naomi style. For beginners and anyone wanting to review or refine basics. No partner or experience needed.
2:15–3:15pm Building On Your Basics Building on fundamentals, follows on from Lindy Hop Fundamentals. No partner needed, all levels.
3:30–4:30pm Footwork Expand your repertoire with variations for leaders and followers. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
4:45–5:45pm Partnering Focus on connection, an essential element in the social dance equation! No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
Lower Falls Community Center
545 Grove Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
Please bring a change of clean shoes, either sneakers or soft-soled flat dance shoes.
Brookline Tha Chi
1615 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Please bring a change of clean shoes to protect the beautiful wood floor.
Lower Falls Community Center
545 Grove Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462
Please bring a change of clean shoes, either sneakers or soft-soled flat dance shoes.

There will be three days of workshops on Friday, November 26 to Sunday, November 28, 2010 at two locations. Friday and Sunday are at Lower Falls Community Center, Newton, MA and Saturday at Brookline Tai Chi, Brookline, MA. There is also a Swing dance with the Gordon Webster Band at Uptown Swing Dance on Saturday night at Brookline Tai Chi with a dance exhibition by Skye and Naomi. The workshop early registration discount deadlines are Wednesday, October 27, 2010 for the Early Bird rate and Wednesday, November 17, 2010 for the Discount rate. Space is limited so please register early to ensure a spot.

Registration: Full payment required to hold your spot. Partners not required except for the Lindy Hop Partner Routine workshop (if you are looking for a partner we will help match people at the workshops). Same price to watch workshops. Please note, for these workshops there will be no refunds after Wednesday, November 17, 2010. No videotaping permitted. If pre-registered, please arrive at least 15 minutes before your first workshop each day to allow time to check-in and warm-up. If not pre-registered, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time to register. If you are not able to pre-register, please still submit an on-line registration form to help speed your registration on the day.

Shoes & Bags: Please be sure to bring clean dry sneakers (smoother soles have less traction and are better, allowing for easy turning) or soft-soled flat dance shoes. (Please, no hard soled, or black rubber soled shoes that leave marks.) Please change shoes on the entrance mat to help prevent outside wet, salt and grit from getting on the wooden floor. Please leave all bags and street shoes outside the gymnasium so as to maximize the dance space.

Snacks & Drinks: You may want to bring snacks for the breaks. Juice and bottled water will be available for purchase, but there are no vending machines in the buildings. There are nearby places to get food, however, in Newton there is nothing close enough if time is short.

Cost per person Discounts are for the same person taking multiple workshops.
Number of Workshops
Early Bird
Payment by
October 27, 2010
Payment by
November 17, 2010
Payment after
November 17, 2010
Any single workshop
Any 2 workshops
Any 3 workshops
Any 4 workshops
Any 5 workshops
Any 6 workshops
Any 7 workshops
Any 8 workshops
All 9 workshops
All 9 workshops & Uptown Swing Dance
Uptown Swing Dance
(+$10 with student ID)
(+$10 with student ID)
(+$10 with student ID)