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Lindy Hop Workshop Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

Lindy Hop Workshop Weekend
Uptown Swing Dance with Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 7:30pm to Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 6:30pm

The 13th year for this wonderful weekend with Skye Humphries, Naomi Uyama, plus Professor Cunningham and His Old School 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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Uptown Swing Dance
Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Special Event: Skye & Naomi Workshop Weekend

Special Extended Dance Time: 8:15pm-12:30am

Dance Exhibition by Skye Humphries & Naomi Uyama

Uptown Swing welcomes back the always fabulous Professor Cunningham and His Old School, performing the most swinging repertoire in the New Orleans tradition — from Sidney Bechet, to Fats Waller, to Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino! The band was formed in 2012 by our favorite Aussie bandleader and reedman, the charming and witty Adrian Cunningham, and consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York scene. It's been a regular hit, performing at some of the city's finest speakeasy shows (Shanghai Mermaid, Gemini and Scorpio, NY Hot Jazz Festival) and regularly performing to packed houses at some of the city's best Swing venues (Cutting Room, Swing 46, The Back Room).

Our annual dance during the Skye & Naomi weekend has come to be a major highlight of the year.

 

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