Skye Humphries & Sylvia Sykes

International Workshop Series

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 7:30pm to Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 6:15pm

Skye discovered Lindy Hop at an early age and began performing, competing and teaching while still in his teens. He now can boast some of the top titles including the International Lindy Hop Championships, US Open and World Lindy Hop Championships. Skye has been a regular instructor at Beantown Camp and it’s exciting to have him back for his 9th annual weekend workshop. Last year’s was one of the best weekends ever and we’re looking forward to doing it again. You won’t want to miss this very talented and innovative Lindy Hopper!

Sylvia is one of the most well-known and respected dancers, instructors and judges in the U.S. today. An internationally recognized authority on most types of Swing dance, she has been teaching and judging for over 30 years throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. Sylvia studied with the great Swing dancer Dean Collins, studied Balboa with Maxie Dorf and spent years learning from the greatest Southern California Balboa dancers. Sylvia is an inductee into the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame and the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. She is a U.S. Open champion, was the NASDE top point winner, two time California Balboa Champion, took third place in the National Carolina Shag Dance Championships, and has won many Strictly Swing and Jack & Jill dance contests throughout the U.S. in Lindy, Balboa and West Coast Swing. She was twice voted Swing Dance Teacher of the Year, and is a 4 time Feather Award winner as Best Female Lindy Dancer in the U.S. Sylvia continues to be in high demand at workshops throughout the U.S., Europe and elsewhere and is always a Beantown Camp favorite! We are thrilled to have her joining us for the workshop weekend!

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Newton, MA Friday, November 25, 2016
Newton, MA Saturday, November 26, 2016
Newton, MA Sunday, November 27, 2016
7:30–8:30pm Rhythm & Timing No better place to start! Essential elements for good dancing. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
8:45–9:45pm Solo Jazz with Skye Excellent for working on individual dance skills, movement and rhythms. Always a fun class! Non-partner, intermediate+, but open to all levels.
9:00pm–12-00am Boston Swing Central Dance
1:00–2:00pm Beautiful Basics For beginners and anyone wanting to review or refine basics. No partner or experience needed.
2:15–3:15pm Classic Moves Taking it back to moves created by the original Lindy Hoppers. Still at the heart of Lindy Hop today. No partner needed, all levels.
3:30–4:30pm Help Me with My Charleston Please! If you are new to Charleston or want to work on your technique, this is the class for you. No partner or experience needed.
8:15pm–12-30am Uptown Swing Dance
Swing Lesson 8:15–9:00pm
Gordon Webster Band
plus Dance Exhibition with Skye & Sylvia
12:45–1:45pm Partnering Working on Lead and Follow technique and ways of approaching the partnership. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
2:00–3:00pm Bringing the Tempo Down Dancing slow can be just as challenging as dancing fast. This class will help you find that groove. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
3:15–4:15pm Skye & Sylvia’s Current Faves! Want to see what Skye & Sylvia are into these days? Here’s your chance! No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
4:30–5:30pm Lindy Hop Partner Routine Bring a partner, challenge yourself and learn a fun routine. A perfect ending to the weekend! 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.

The weekend includes three days of workshops on Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Lower Falls Community Center, Newton, MA, plus a dance with the Gordon Webster Band at Uptown Swing on Saturday night at KI, Brookline, MA. The dance includes a performance with Skye and Sylvia. The workshop registration discount deadlines are Wednesday, October 19, 2016 for the Early Bird rate and Wednesday, November 16, 2016 for the Discount rate. Some workshops have closed out in the past.

Cost per person Discounts are for the same person taking multiple workshops.
Number of Workshops
Special Full Package Discount
Payment by
September 25, 2016
Early Bird
Payment by
October 19, 2016
Payment by
November 16, 2016
Payment after
November 16, 2016
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
Discounts apply if also attending the workshops.
(+$16 with student ID)
(+$18 with student ID)
(+$20 with student ID)
Monthly Installment Plan Available

Registration: Full payment, or monthly installment plan, is required to hold your spot. Partners not needed except for the Lindy Hop Partner Routine class. (If you are looking for a partner, we will help match people at the workshops.) Same price to watch workshops. If pre-registered, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your first workshop each day to allow time to check-in and warm-up. If not pre-registered, please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to register. If you are not able to pre-register, submit an on-line registration form to help speed your registration on the day.

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds, however, transfers to another person will be accepted.

Shoes & Bags: Bring comfortable shoes such as clean dry sneakers or soft-soled flat dance shoes. Smoother soles have less traction and are better for easy turning and movement. (Hard soled shoes will scratch the floor finish.) Please change shoes on the entrance mat to help prevent outside wet, salt and grit from getting on the wood floor. Bags and street shoes should be left outside the gym so as to maximize the dance space.

Snacks & Drinks: You may want to bring snacks for the breaks. There are no vending machines in the building. There are nearby places to get food, however, there is nothing close enough to the workshop location if time is short.