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Do you want a dance vacation? Do you NEED a dance vacation? Time to start making your plans for Beantown 2014!

Beantown Overview

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 26 to July 3. Do the week to get the full experience! Most campers stay on campus, which is highly recommended.

Registration News

Beantown CampRegistration is going live on Thursday, January 23 at 8:00pm! Here’s what to look out for:

  • New Camp Registration Discounts
  • Special Tiered Early Bird Discounts
  • International Discounts

Big news about the Endicott pricing for on-campus housing and meals! Prices are going DOWN! Endicott has renegotiated their contract with their food service and are passing the savings along to us. When does that ever happen? We are grateful to have such a wonderful venue!

Details will be available soon! Stay tuned!

Beanown CampFor those who want to start thinking about NEXT summer, the dates for Beantown are set from June 26-July 3. There will be similar registration options as in the past. Believe it or not, plans are already in the works. This will be the 18th year! Think about doing the full week to get the whole experience as each day brings something special! Details will not be available for awhile, but no doubt it will be a spectacular opportunity for a very fun and inspiring week.

Check out last year’s info to get an idea what it’s all about.

Gordon WebsterYou can still join in on Wednesday night at Endicott College. The dance is open to the public and will be a blast! Discount door admission coupons are available on the camp website. (No pre-registration.)

Beantown Wednesday Dance Party, July 3, 2013

  • Evening Dance with Gordon Webster & Friends, featuring Naomi Uyama and special guest Mike “Falty” Faltesek
  • Beantown Café & Game Room
  • Complementary Photo Booth
  • Late Night Ice Cream Party 
  • Late Night dancing with Beantown DJs

Dance information & discount coupons.

Frankie Mannig at Beantown CampWe are excited to announce that three new Ambassadors of the Frankie Manning Foundation scholarship program will be joining us at Beantown Camp this year! Rafal from NYC, plus Alexis and Cyle, both from Cleveland and members of Valerie Salstrom’s Junior Jitterbugs, will all be attending for the whole shebang.

Judy Pritchett asked us to pass on this quote from the Frankie Manning Foundation:

Beantown Camp embodies the continuity of Frankie Manning’s spirit and values, both in the excellence of its classes and its upbeat, fun atmosphere.

Please be sure to join us in welcoming  Rafal, Alexis and Cyle to camp this year! In addition, Josh, one of the 2012 Ambassadors, will be back this summer.

Beantown Camp Information.

Beantown CampOnly one week to go!!! Beantown Camp opening day is almost here. We are still accepting registrations if you would like to join us.

Not sure what it’s about? Check out the schedule for amazing classes, dances and tons of fun: Beantown Camp Schedule

Who wouldn’t want to spend a week with dancers from near and far, many of the world’s best instructors, 5 nights with 3 awesome bands (Baby Soda and double doses of the Campus Five and Gordon Webster!), great DJs, a beautiful location on the shore and many fun activities included? If this sounds like the vacation you want to do, register today!

Beantown runs from June 27-July 4, back at the beautiful Endicott College campus in Beverly, MA. There are multiple packages and time periods to choose from for attending. You can find all of the details and latest information on the Beantown Camp web site: www.BeantownCamp.com

Come share the Lindy love…you will be glad you did!

Beanown CampBe sure to check out the camp forum for ride sharing and other information. This is a great way to 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 the forum to see if there are any visiting campers you can help out. It is wonderful when we all work together to make this an amazing experience for everyone!

Beantown Camp Forum.

Gordon Webster

If you can’t come to Beantown Camp, you are invited to attend the Beantown Camp Wednesday Night Dance Party at Endicott College. This dance is open to the public and will be awesome, without a doubt! Discount door admission coupons are available on the camp website. (No pre-registration.)

Beantown Wednesday Dance Party, July 3, 2013

  • Evening Dance with Gordon Webster & Friends featuring Naomi Uyama and special guest Mike “Falty” Faltesek
  • Beantown Café & Game Room
  • Late Night Ice Cream Party 
  • Late Night dancing with Beantown DJs

Dance information & discount coupons.

Beantown Camp

The countdown to Beantown Camp opening day continues! Only 2 weeks to go.

For everyone planning to attend who has 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.

If you are registered and would like to add a competition, now would be a great time to do that! Got soul? Why not sign up for the Soul division? That does sound like fun!

Join us for our 17th year! Camp runs from June 27 to July 4 with multiple registration options. If you’ve never done the full week, this will be the year to do it. There is so much that you will not want to miss!

Check website for all the details and registration.

Beantown Camp

Be sure to check out the camp forum for ride sharing and other information. This is a great way to 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 the forum to see if there are any visiting campers you can help out. It is wonderful when we all work together to make this an amazing experience for everyone!

Beantown Camp Forum.

Beantown Camp

The countdown to Beantown Camp opening day is on. Only 3 weeks to go. Reserve your spot today!

Included among the many awesome activities scheduled for Beantown are some fun competitions for all levels during the weekend. It is still possible to sign up! The competitions always come with a fantastic, supportive audience. Divisions include a nice mix of Novice, Intermediate and Advanced J&Js, Strictly, Solo Charleston and Soul! The competitions are scheduled so that we have loads of social dance time with excellent live music on both Friday and Saturday night. (That would be Baby Soda and the Campus Five in case you have forgotten!)

We are honored to have so many wonderful events sponsoring the competitions and providing prizes for each division as well as a couple of special awards. They are all truly awesome! Be sure to check each one out for your future event plans!

  • International Lindy Hop Championships
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Lindy Focus
  • The Dirty Dozen Weekend
  • Dirty Water Lindy & Blues Exchange
  • Hart & Soul Weekend
  • Canadian Swing Championships

Beantown is very fortunate to have support from our local and neighboring sponsors and friends. We appreciate every one of them!

  • Dom V and the Swing Out Big Band
  • DanceNet
  • Boston Swing Dance Network
  • Boston Swing Central
  • Swing City
  • Providence Swings
  • Connecticut Swing Dance Society
  • Hartford Underground
  • Vermont Swings
  • Got2Lindy

Check out more info on all our sponsors.

Join us for our 17th year - it’s going to be phenomenal! (Really, seriously, it is!) Camp runs from June 27 to July 4 with multiple registration options. If you’ve never done the full week, this will be the year to do it. There is so much that you will not want to miss!

Check website for all the details and registration.