Bringing Lindy Hop to New England since 1995!

Classes

Lindy Hop/Swing ClassesRegister NowThe March-June session is open for registration in Boston and Newton! There are classes for all levels, no partner required as classes will rotate. Free parking available as well as near public transportation. Singles and couples welcome.

  • Lindy Hop/Beginner Swing Level 1: Boston & Newton
  • Lindy Hop Variety Pack: Newton
  • Lindy Hop Fast Dancing: Boston

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Dances

Uptown Swing DanceBuy Tickets NowThe next Uptown Swing Dance is Saturday, April 18 with Brennen Ernst & The Roaming Tones. They are a Jazz band based in Philadelphia, PA, playing music from the 30s and 40s with a supremely danceable rhythm. Bandleader Brennen Ernst, originally inspired by swing guitar luminaries such as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian, has been gaining recognition as one of the hardest swinging guitarists on the scene today. He is proud to bring his brand-new combo, The Roaming Tones, to Hop to the Beat!

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Workshops

Skye Workshops

Mark your calender for the return of Skye Humphries, Naomi Uyama and Gordon Webster the weekend of November 24-26, 2017. Always a yearly highlight, of course we have to do it again!

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Camp

Beantown CampBeantown Camp 2017 will be held from June 22–29. Beantown’s 21st year in total and back at the beautiful Endicott College for #13. Do the Whole Shebang to get the full experience, with each day bringing something special!

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Beantown CampHave you checked out the amazing extras we have at Beantown this year?

  • Open Practices hosted by Tara Weinstein
  • Aternoon Stretch with Lori Torkkola
  • Afternoon Chi with Richard Badu
  • Lunch Time Community Discussion hosted by Peter, Nicole and Sylvia
  • Shoe Chroming with Ed Wilson
  • Improv for Dancers with Josh Mclean
  • Solo Hip Hop Footwork for Lindy Hoppers with Anthony Chen
  • You’ve Just Been Framed! with Richard Badu
  • DJ Summit hosted by Andrew Selzer
  • Queen of Swing documentary with Norma Miller, hosted by Bobby White
  • Solo Dance Practice hosted by Gaby Cook
  • Board Games in the Pub hosted by Rob Keder
  • Swing Anecdotes Pub Talk with Bobby White
  • Movie Clips Presentation with Peter Strom

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Hop to the Beat ClassAfter Beantown we will have one 6 week session of classes for the summer. Information and registration is up on the website. As usual for the summer, there will be no Sunday classes. Mondays will be continuing in Boston at Ruggles Church near Fenway Park. Sundays in Newton will resume in September.

The summer classes will be starting on Monday, July 6 and include Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1 and Lindy Hop Level 2.

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Beantown CampIf you are planning to attend and have not yet completed a registration or an Endicott reservation, it would be a huge help if you get your registration and full payment in ASAP! There are packets to assemble and the college has rooms to prepare. We want your complete camp experience to be smooth sailing from the moment you arrive and the more we can do in advance, the easier for us to make that happen.

Join us for our 19th year! Camp runs from June 25 to July 2 with multiple registration options. Start your summer off right with a dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

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Beantown CampIt is not too late to register for one of the fun competitions during the weekend. A fantastic, supportive audience is included! Divisions include Novice, Intermediate and Advanced J&Js, Strictly, Solo Charleston and Soul! Competitions are scheduled so that we have plenty of social dance time with excellent live music on both Friday and Saturday night. (That would be the Spicy Pickles and the Campus Five in case you have forgotten!)

We are honored to have so many wonderful events sponsoring the competitions by providing prizes for each division. Be sure to check each one out for your future event plans!

Beantown Camp Sponsors.

Beantown CampThe Facebook event page is the place to go for ride sharing information. Communicate with other campers and maybe organize a door-to-door airport shuttle or request a ride from a local. For our local campers, we would really appreciate if you check to see if there are any visiting campers you can help out. Or maybe offer a ride to campus if you have space in your car. It is wonderful when we all work together to make this an amazing experience for everyone!

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Beantown CampThe Beantown Scholarship Program was first started in 2014 to help bring previous Frankie Foundation ambassadors back to Beantown. The Ambassador Program was established to support the growth and development of new ambassadors of Lindy Hop and to carry on Frankie’s legacy. Camp registrations are free of charge, however, funds are needed to cover housing, meals and travel.

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed. We currently have 5 Frankie ambassadors returning to camp funded from your contributions! There is still time to contribute if you would like to do so. Every little bit helps!

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Beantown CampIf you have registered but not yet made an Endicott Reservation for housing and meals on campus, now is the time to do it! We highly recommend staying on campus (even if you live locally) to enhance your camp experience! Several of the housing options have sold out, however, singles and doubles are still available.

All housing reservations include full meals. In addition, there is a full meal option and a lunch only option. Don’t forget the BBQ on Monday evening! Meals are excellent and all special dietary needs are accommodated. Meal time is also a fun social time! It will not be possible to purchase meals individually and only meal card holders will be permitted in the dining hall.

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Beantown Camp

This Sunday, May 31 is the last day to get a registration discount price. It is also the due date to make your balance payment.

Leaders are still needed! Please help follows get off the wait list. If you are already registered and know of leads you can encourage to sign up, we would very much appreciate your help!

We’ve got the instructors, bands, DJs and dancers for an amazing week at Beantown. Don’t miss out on our 19th year!

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Thank you to everyone who came out to Uptown Swing this month as we celebrated Frankie Manning! It was a very fun dance with a wonderful, happy spirit, just as Frankie would have liked. Today would have been his 101st birthday.

Thank you so much to Guest DJs Dang Mai, Andrew Selzer and Paul Loschak for providing a wonderful night of great music.

Here’s the picture that’s been sent to the Frankie Foundation’s #iamFrankieManning photo project.

Uptown Swing Dance

The request was to send in pictures using a classic Frankie pose. We had a good model with us to show the real thing!

Proceeds from this dance will be contributed to the Beantown Scholarship Program to help bring previous Frankie Foundation ambassadors back to Beantown. The Ambassador Program was established to support the growth and development of new ambassadors of Lindy Hop and to carry on Frankie’s legacy. We are happy to report that we raised $1,275, which included a $1,000 check from a very generous dancer. We are thrilled to announce that we can now bring to Beantown at least two additional ambassadors based on these contributions, bringing our total to five.

We also want to sent out a huge thanks to our Hop to the Beat classes who worked hard on “Rock-A-Bye Basie”, our new Lindy Hop/Solo Jazz routine. Check out the awesome performance.

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Providence Swings, Bread & Butter Jam Dance performance on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by the Hop to the Beat Routine Class.

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