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Beantown Camp 2010 Announcement

We are very excited to announce information for Beantown Camp 2010! There are still some staff confirmations in the works and a few loose ends here and there, but the majority of details are now set. Registration will open on March 1.

Beantown will be back for the 6th year at the beautiful Endicott College campus in Beverly, MA. The whole shebang experience is designed as an all-inclusive vacation—a dance immersion. It is amazing what a week can do for your dancing and your spirit! For those who would like to attend but are not able to do the complete experience, there are multiple options to choose from:

The Whole Shebang
Thursday–Thursday, June 24–July 1
The Week
Friday–Thursday, June 25–July 1
The Extended Weekend
Friday–Monday, June 25–28
With Optional Add-Ons:
  • Thursday Evening, June 24
  • Monday Night, June 28
The Weekend
Friday–Sunday, June 25–27
With Optional Add-Ons:
  • Thursday Evening, June 24
  • Sunday Night, June 27

This is Beantown’s 14th year and we’re already feeling the positive energy. Here are some changes/additions for 2010:

  • New additions to the always amazing staff.
  • New additions to our live music line-up.
  • An expansion on the mini-track concept with optional classes grouped into focused topics.
  • The Show, our most exciting addition! On Sunday evening our incredibly talented instructors will be performing in the beautiful new Rose Performance Hall. This will be included with ALL registration packages.

Beantown Camp Highlights:

  • An Awesome Line-up of Instructors:
    Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas * Sylvia Sykes * Peter Strom * Ramona Staffeld * Skye Humphries * Naomi Uyama * Michael Jagger & Evita Arce * Zack Richard & Maryse Lebeau * Mike Roberts & Laura Glaess * Eric Fenn * Daryl Begin & Jennifer Stout * David & Jennifer Coulombe * Joel Domoe & Melanie Myers * Michael Gamble & Jaya Dorf * Shawn Hershey & Amanda Gruhl * Chris Nickl & Shirley McAdam * Patrick Szmidt & Natasha Ouimet * Andrew Thigpen & Karen Turman * plus more!
  • Lindy Hop Tracks (5 progressive levels)
  • Balboa Mini-Tracks (2 progressive levels)
  • Ryan’s Jazz Routine Mini-Track
  • Eric’s Hip Hop Combo Mini-Track
  • Blues Mini-Track (B-I)
  • Optional Classes with Focused Topics:
    Blues Exploration (I-A) * Movement * Aerials * Solo * Partner Charleston * Musicality * Partnering & Technique * Competition/Performance
  • Morning & Afternoon Stretch Classes
  • Open Practices
  • Classes for All Levels (including beginner)
  • 4 Nights of Live Music:
    Cangelosi Cards * Mike Dibari Swingtet featuring Toni Lynn Washington * The Racky Thomas Band * Gordon Webster & Friends
  • A Great Mix of Fabulous DJs with Head DJ Michael Gamble
  • 9th Annual Northeast Lindy Hop Championships:
    Solo Charleston * Strictly Lindy * Nov/Int/Adv Jack & Jills
  • The Show (‘nuff said)
  • Special Guest Norma Miller
  • Performances
  • Beantown Cafe
  • Beantown’s Got Talent
  • Soul Party with Peter Strom
  • Saturday Night Blues Party co-hosted with Blues Cafe
  • Endicott Pub
  • Camp Barbecue
  • Ice Cream Party
  • Late Night Dancing
  • 3 Quality Meals Per Day
  • Multiple Housing Options
  • Beautiful Coastal Setting
  • Private Beaches
  • Air-Conditioned Dance Spaces
  • Surprises!

Beantown Camp, here we come! This is a phenomenal gathering of instructors, live music, DJs and dancers from across the country and beyond. All levels are very welcome. Hope you can join us this summer.

Stay tuned for more details and please be sure to contact us with questions.

Happy dancing,
Aurelie & Tony

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Aurelie & Tony - missed you last year. Looking forward to a good time Beantown 2010 !!!

Dianne

All registered for Beantown Camp. Can’t wait!!