This month, I sit down with one of the most influential Lindy Hoppers of his generation, Skye Humphries. Dancing by age 12 (thanks to his mom) and a member of both Minnie’s Moochers and the Silver Shadows, he is a winner of virtually every lindy hop competition on the planet - ALHC, ILHC, WLHC, ULHS, and more. He has traveled the world over for dance and teaches Lindy Hop over 40 weekends a year.
Skye & I sat down in New York City, while he was home on a rare break between teaching trips. We spoke about his early learning experiences, and how they shape his teaching today; I try to convince him to join Facebook, while he tries to convince ME to teach dance. We touch upon his influences, and I press him to acknowledge his impact on what I call the "YouTube generation" of dancers, through his performances with the Moochers and his partner Frida Segerdahl. We also dig in to what moves him as a dancer and a little bit on their choreography process.