Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend
Uptown Swing Dance with the Gordon Webster Band

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 6:30pm

The 12th year for this wonderful weekend with Skye Humphries, Naomi Uyama, plus the Gordon Webster Band at Uptown Swing Dance on Saturday night. Always a highlight of the year. Don’t miss it!

Skye HumphriesSkye was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done- from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, and the Silver Shadows. Skye has also won titles at all of the major Lindy Hop competitions including ULHS, ILHC, ALHC, and the World Lindy Hop Championships. This involvement with Lindy Hop sparked his wider interest in America’s history and cultural heritage leading him to pursue American Studies at The George Washington University where he received his master’s degree in 2007. Skye continues to be one of the most active instructors on the worldwide Lindy Hop scene and is a regular at Beantown Camp. He currently resides in London, England.

Naomi UyamaNaomi discovered Lindy Hop in her hometown of Washington DC over 17 years ago when she was in her teens. She has taught workshops all around the world and performed for dance and music legends alike. She has won champion titles at such prestigious competitions as ILHC, ULHS, ALHC, and the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. When she’s not traveling in the name of triple steps, decorating cakes, or loving libraries, Naomi lives in Minneapolis with her husband Peter Strom, where they also have a very active local dance studio. Naomi has a beautiful singing voice and has performed with some of the top national Swing bands, including the Gordon Webster Band, the Boilermaker Jazz Band and Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five. With her own band, Naomi & Her Handsome Devils, she’s appeared at major Swing events around the world. Naomi is also a regular instructor at Beantown Camp.

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Newton, MA Friday, December 13, 2019
Newton, MA Saturday, December 14, 2019
Newton, MA Sunday, December 15, 2019
7:30–8:30pm Solo Jazz Improvisation Use solo Jazz steps to have fun and inventive jams with your fellow dancers. No partner needed, intermediate+, some experience with Jazz steps needed.
8:45–9:45pm Solo Jazz Routine Excellent for working on individual dance skills, movement and rhythms. Learn a little routine with Jazz step basics and variations. Always a fun class! Non-partner, intermediate+, but open to all levels.
9:00pm–12-00am Boston Swing Central Dance
1:15–2:15pm Beginning with Basics For beginners and anyone wanting to review or refine basics. No partner or experience needed.
2:30–3:30pm Classic Moves Taking it back to moves created by the original Lindy Hoppers, still at the heart of Lindy Hop today. No partner needed, continues on from Basics.
3:45–4:45pm Dancing Slow Slower tempos can be challenging. Learn how to find your groove. No partner needed, intermediate+, previous experience required.
8:15pm–12-30am Uptown Swing Dance
Swing Lesson 8:15–9:00pm
Gordon Webster Band
plus Dance Exhibition with Skye & Naomi
1:45–2:45pm Int/Adv Charleston Start the day with warming up and improving your Charleston chops. No partner needed, int/adv to adv, previous experience required.
3:00–4:00pm Fun with Variations Lindy Hop has unlimited variations. Come see what Skye & Naomi have in store for today. No partner needed, int/adv to adv, previous experience required.
4:15–5:15pm Instructor’s Choice Skye & Naomi’s chance to share what they are currently into. No partner needed, int/adv to adv, previous experience required.
5:30–6:30pm 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, December 13 to Sunday, December 15, 2019 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 Naomi. The workshop registration discount deadlines are Friday, October 18 for the Special Discount, Friday, November 8 for the Early Bird rate and Friday, December 6 for the Discount rate. Full payment after December 6. Workshops have closed out in the past, so register early to secure a spot.

Cost per person Discounts are for the same person taking multiple workshops.
Number of Workshops
Special Full Package Discount
Payment by
October 18, 2019
Early Bird
Payment by
November 8, 2019
Payment by
December 6, 2019
Payment after
December 6, 2019
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.
(+$19 with student ID)
(+$21 with student ID)
(+$23 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.