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The next 3 week Hip Hop session in Providence with David Liberge is coming up on Thursday, November 4. This will be the last Hip Hop session for 2010! Hip Hop is fun for learning some cool moves and working on rhythm and body movement. Plus a great opportunity to get some exercise, move your body and gain confidence. Each 3 week session is different, appropriate for all levels, and no prior experience is needed. These are adult classes but teens are welcome to attend.

* Perishable Theatre (Groundwerx, 3rd Fl), 93 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903

Thank you to everyone who came out to Uptown Swing this past Saturday with the Toni Lynn Washington Band. As promised, Toni and her band gave us a fabulous night of Swing and the energy in the room was dynamic! There’s nothing better than a full room of happy, smiling faces:-)

New Session Lindy Hop/Swing Classes

Our new 6 week session of Lindy Hop classes starts this Sunday, October 24 back at Newton Lower Falls Community Center and Monday, October 25 at our new location, Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston. Here is what’s coming up:

Fall has come in with a huge roar for us here at Hop to the Beat as we have a lot of new things going on!

First of all, we are very excited to announce that our new Hop to the Beat website is now up! We’ve got some pages to add and tweaks to be made, but the essentials are all there. Same address, new look: http://www.hoptothebeat.com/

For those on Facebook, we would appreciate if you would “Like” our pages. You can find them all here: http://www.hoptothebeat.com/facebook

On to our other announcements:-)

New Lindy Hop Swing Class Session

Fall is an excellent time to take classes! The next 3 week Hip Hop session in Providence with David Liberge will be starting on Thursday, October 7. Hip Hop is fun for learning some cool moves and working on rhythm and body movement. In addition, classes are a great way to get some exercise, move your body and gain confidence. Each 3 week session is different, appropriate for all levels, and no prior experience is needed. These are adult classes but teens are welcome to attend.

Perishable Theatre (Groundwerx, 3rd Fl), 93 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903

Join us this Saturday, September 18 as we kick off the new season of dances at Uptown Swing in Brookline! This month’s dance features the Racky Thomas Band, always a crowd pleaser! Uptown Swing welcomes Lindy Hop, Swing, Balboa and Blues dancers of all levels, including beginners. If you have any friends who would like to try some Swing, bring them along. There is a lesson to start off the evening which is included.

Happy September to everyone! So far the weather has been outstanding, letting us all enjoy some more summer.

New Session Lindy Hop/Swing Classes

Our new 6 week session of Lindy Hop classes starts this Sunday, September 12 back at Newton Lower Falls Community Center and Monday, September 13 at our new location, Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston. Here is what’s coming up:

Summer may be winding down, but we have so much to look forward to this fall! September marks the official 15 year anniversary of Hop to the Beat and we are excited to kick off the new season of dancing. We’ve been busy planning for our new classes, dances, workshops and even Beantown Camp 2011. So much fun stuff to do with no end in sight.

When we put on our very first Beantown Camp in 1997 we had a vision for what kind of week we hoped to create. Beantown has evolved over the years and along the way there have been many wonderful camps, but this year, our 14th, everything came together in the most incredible way to surpass our wildest dreams. We are still feeling overwhelmed with it all. It wasn’t just the outstanding classes and dance parties, but also the fun stuff that happened in between and the positive energy all around. There is so much that happened over the week and here are some of the special highlights.

Beantown is less than 2 weeks away! There is still time to register and join dancers from 33 states and 7 countries!

The schedule is just about complete with just a few odds and ends to be finalized. So many great classes to choose from! Check out the class descriptions, dances and tons of fun stuff:
http://www.beantowncamp.com/schedule

Leaders are needed for Tracks 1, 2 and 3 and followers for Track 5. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please get in touch with us ASAP!

If you are an advanced level leader and would be interested in being a track filler for a significant tuition discount, please get in touch ASAP!

In housing news, we have been able to open a few singles with AC. If you want one, please let us know ASAP!

Karen Turman, Beantown’s Got Talent’s “talent” coordinator, sent out this message:

Beantown is a mere 2 weeks away now, and we couldn’t be more excited! As many of you may already know, the Beantown’s Got Talent variety show on Tuesday night is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights of the week–full of suspense, drama, but mostly comedy. So if you have a special talent to share, start planning your act! This will be a grueling competition to see who is the most “talented” Beantown camper, judged by our very own panel of expert critics: Peter Strom, Sylvia Sykes and Jen Coulombe. So don’t forget to pack that rainbow wig, juggling balls, batons, kazoo or whatever you’ll need to prove your ultimate stardom at Beantown 2010!

Who wouldn’t want to spend a week with dancers from near and far, many of the world’s best instructors, 4 nights with 4 favorite bands, great DJs, a beautiful location on the shore and many fun activities included. If this sounds like the vacation that you want to do, register today!

In past messages we’ve highlighted the classes, instructors, music and dance parties, but there is so much more! Beantown has a great social atmosphere, with most campers living and eating together on campus. The dining hall has been newly transformed with a wide variety of seating nooks, plus the food is excellent! The BBQ on Monday night is at the Misselwood Tent down by the beach, followed by volleyball, frisbee, walks on the shore, maybe some jamming, or just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful setting. Each night Beantown Cafe is open, directly adjacent to the main dance floor.