Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

International Workshop Series

Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 6:15pm
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 International Lindy Hop Championships, US Open and World Lindy Hop Championships. Naomi, originally 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 renowned Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden and everywhere in between. Naomi also has a beautiful singing voice and sometimes performs with both the Boilermaker Jazz Band and with the Gordon Webster Band. (She’ll be singing with Gordon at Saturday’s Uptown Swing Dance!) We are fortunate to have both Skye and Naomi join us at Beantown Camp and are excited to bring them back to our area for their 4th weekend workshop. Last year’s was one of our best weekends ever and we knew immediately that we had to do it again! You won’t want to miss this very talented and innovative duo!

Newton, MA Friday, December 2, 2011
Newton, MA Saturday, December 3, 2011
Newton, MA Sunday, December 4, 2011
7:30–8:30pm Lindy Hop with Skye & Naomi Start the weekend getting to know each other and kicking it off with some social Lindy Hop. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
8:45–9:45pm 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.
12:15–1:15pm 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.
1:25–2:25pm Building On Your Basics Building on fundamentals, follows on from Lindy Hop Fundamentals. No partner needed, all levels.
2:35–3:35pm Charleston Foundation Work on the rhythm and structure of Charleston. For beginners and anyone wanting to review or refine basics. No partner or experience needed.
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
1:30–2:30pm Solo Jazz Routine An excellent class for working on individual dance skills, movement and rhythms while learning some fun steps. Non-partner, intermediate+, but open to all levels.
2:45–3:45pm Fun with Footwork Learn some fun footwork variations to add some style to your basics. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
4:00–5:00pm Dancing Together This class will get you working with your partner on the dance floor through rhythm and movement. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
5:15–6:15pm 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.
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, December 2 to Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Lower Falls Community Center, Newton, MA There is also a Swing dance with the Gordon Webster Band featuring the vocals of Naomi Uyama at Uptown Swing Dance on Saturday night at Brookline Tai Chi, Brookline, MA with a dance exhibition by Skye and Naomi. The workshop early registration discount deadlines are Wednesday, November 2, 2011 for the Early Bird rate and Wednesday, November 23, 2011 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 23, 2011. No videotaping. 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
November 2, 2011
Payment by
November 23, 2011
Payment after
November 23, 2011
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)