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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Hop to the Beat

Rack Thomas BandCome on out this Saturday, February 21 to Uptown Swing’s special Swing & Soul Dance, featuring the Racky Thomas Band! Racky loves playing for dancers and is great at keeping a Swing groove to everything played. His delivery has always been “soulful” and for this dance he’ll be reaching into his bag of tricks to add some classic Soul selections.

Guest DJ Javier Johnson will be playing some get-up-and-dance Soul music during the band breaks. Javi is a founding member of the Hartford Underground as well as Hart & Soul, an annual dance weekend event which debuted in September 2013. In addition, he teaches both locally and internationally, and dances with a smooth, joyful, rhythmical style which is always a standout on the dance floor.

The atmosphere at Uptown Swing is fun and friendly and beginners are very welcome! KI is a beautiful large venue with a smooth wood floor and a convenient location on Harvard Street in Brookline (entrance on Williams Street).

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Swing and Soul DanceJavier Johnson will be coming to Boston this Saturday, February 21 for our Swing & Soul event, and in addition to the dance at Uptown Swing, he’ll be teaching 2 workshops on Saturday afternoon. This will be the perfect way to get into your soul groove! Workshops will be held at Ruggles Baptist Church on Beacon Street in Boston, not far from the dance location.

  • A. 3:15-4:15pm Diggin’ on James Brown
  • B. 4:30-5:30pm Awesome Sauce

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Lindy Hop/Swing ClassesSnow cancellations have not only effected our current session, but will have an impact on scheduling through the spring. Our usual 6 week sessions will each be 5 weeks instead. The first one will be starting on Sunday, March 8 at the Lower Falls Community Center in Newton and Monday, March 9 at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston (on Beacon Street near Kenmore Square). There are classes for all levels, no partner required as classes will rotate.

Spring Session One (5 weeks)

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
    Newton & Boston
  • Lindy Hop Level 2
    Newton
  • Lindy Hop/Jazz Routine
    Newton & Boston

Spring Session Two (5 weeks)

  • Beginner Swing/Intro to Lindy Hop Level 1
    Newton & Boston
  • Lindy Hop Level 2
    Newton
  • Creating New Moves
    Newton
  • Lindy Hop/Jazz Routine, Part 2 
    Boston

The first spring session is open for registration!

Free parking available as well as near public transportation. Singles and couples welcome.

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Beantown CampRegistrations have continued at a nice steady pace and we are excited by our fantastic start. There are currently groups organizing from New York, Maine, Providence, Connecticut and Chicago as well as many Canadians. In addition, there is already a great mix of campers coming from all over the country and beyond. Lots of first timers as well as those who’ve come for many years.

Some of the housing options have filled, although there is plenty of available housing on campus. If you are interested in a triple/quad, which is the cheapest on-campus option, they have been filling quickly. There are some spaces still available in Marblehead and Kennedy.

Early Bird discount prices are currently available. Great bargains are still to be had!

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More exciting announcements will be coming soon!

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Beantown CampReady…set…it’s almost here!

Registration opens TOMORROW, January 29 at 8:00pm EST! Be one of the first campers to register to get the biggest discounts. Don’t forget to set up your Beantown account in advance if you don’t already have one!

Check out these pricing deals:

  • NO camp registration increases.
  • TIERED pricing for the earliest camp registrations. 
  • TIERED whole shebang and week discounts for first time campers. 
  • INTERNATIONAL camp registration discounts. 
  • MINOR Endicott price increases for housing and meals.
  • STUDENT housing discounts. 
  • FIVE month installment plan available for registrations by February 25. (Additional installment plans afterward.)

Beantown runs from June 25 to July 2. Do the week to get the full experience! Most campers stay on campus, which is highly recommended.

View the website for more information!

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Photos from Beantown Camp 2014. (Also check photos from the Photo Booth.)

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Gordon WebsterBSC’s Kind of a Big Deal weekend is here! There are workshops with Andy & Nina and Mike & Casey. Check the website to see what’s available.

What’s better than 1 night of dancing to Gordon Webster? Well 2 of course! Be sure to check the venue information for each event.

Adding to the fun will be out-of-town visitors and some J&J competitions. Should be a fantastic weekend of classes and dances!

Kind of a Big Deal weekend information

Beantown CampRegistration is going live on
Thursday, January 29 at 8:00pm EST!

Here’s what to look out for:

  • First Timer Discounts
  • Special Tiered Early Bird Discounts
  • International Discounts

In addition, there are some changes to the on-campus housing options.

Details will be available soon! Stay tuned!

Beantown Camp website.

Beantown CampShut off the stresses of the outside world, relax in a beautiful shoreline setting and enjoy immersing yourself in dance camp. Outstanding instructors, incredible bands, a wide range of Lindy Hoppers from near and far. Many class options, inspiring performances, lots of social dancing, karaoke, Beantown’s Got Talent, fun competitions, camp social, camp BBQ, Soul Dance Party, tons of fun. Comfortable housing options, high quality meals, private beaches, excellent facilities. Meet a living legend of Lindy Hop, make new friends, join a music jam, swim in the ocean, play volleyball by the beach. Feel the Lindy Love! In a nutshell, that’s what you get at Beantown!

Beantown runs from June 25 to July 2. Do the week to get the full experience! Most campers stay on campus, which is highly recommended.

The website is in the process of being updated and new information is being added daily.

Beantown Camp website.

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