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Beantown CampMay 26 marks one month until opening day for Beantown Camp 2014! We are so excited for another opportunity to share the Lindy Love! We’ll be remembering Frankie and the special place we hold for him in our hearts. Norma Miller will be back as well as an incredible lineup of 36 instructors, the Boilermaker Jazz Band, Campus Five, Gordon Webster, and so far campers from 4 countries and 26 states! This will be Beantown’s 18th year and there is still time to join in.

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Beantown CampIf you would like to register at a discount price, now is the time to get in your registration. May 31 is the last day to get the last Discount prices!

Everything is coming together for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! If you would like to have a vacation immersed in dancing and good times, Beantown is for you!

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Uptown Swing DanceThe next Uptown Swing dance is coming up on Saturday, June 7 with Boston Swing Express! This will be our last dance prior to Beantown Camp!

Please note that there will be a different start time in June. Both the Swing lesson and the band will start at 9:30pm and the dance will run until 12:30am! The time adjustment is due to restrictions at KI having to do with sundown. We’re thinking that a little flexibility is worth having the use of this beautiful venue!

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This week is all about Frankie Manning! We’ll be heading out soon for NYC to join over 2000 dancers from around the world for Frankie 100. Everything culminates on Monday, Frankie’s 100th birthday and also the first World Lindy Hop Day. As Team Leaders for the Hellzapoppin’ Competition, we’ve already been busy with preparations and are happy to be participating in this sure to be amazing celebration.

Frankie Tribute at Beantown

Frankie ManningThat’s not the end of our Frankie celebration! This year’s Beantown is a tribute and in honor of this most special person. Frankie was a big part of Beantown and we miss him dearly. The week will be filled with little pieces of Frankie as we remember, reflect and revel in his wonderful spirit and joy.

F.R.A.N.K.I.E. 100 of a Different Kind

Beantown Camp F.R.A.N.K.I.E. 100 Video

Last Discount Prices through May 31

Beantown CampMay 31 is the last day to get the last Discount prices for camp registration! There is still time to pay by the 2 month installment plan if you register by May 25.

Everything is coming together for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! If you would like to have a vacation immersed in dancing and good times, Beantown is for you!

Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

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Frankie Manning
Frankie Manning

Join us this Saturday for the next Uptown Swing dance at KI in Brookline! All profits from the dance will go to the Frankie Manning Foundation.

In honor of Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday this May, Lindy Hoppers around the world will be celebrating his life, his positive spirit, and the wonderful joy he spread wherever he went. Uptown Swing will be hosting a local celebration this Saturday, May 10th and welcome all dancers to join in!

It’s always a fun night when Sax Gordon is in the house! Get ready for some Shim Sham, Big Apple, and an awesome night of dancing!

The atmosphere is fun and friendly and beginners are very welcome! KI is a beautiful large space with a smooth wood floor and a convenient location on Harvard Street in Brookline (entrance on Williams Street). For those taking the T, it is close to both Coolidge Corner and Harvard Ave stops on the Green Line. If you want to come early for dinner or a drink, there are plenty of places nearby. Parking is free after 8:00pm (some areas after 6:00pm) and there is plenty of street parking and several town lots in the vicinity.

Buy Tickets NowBeginners welcome, no partner needed
Location: KI (Congregation Kehillath Israel), 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446; entrance on Williams Street
Band: Sax Gordon Band
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 8:15pm-12:00am
Swing Lesson: 8:15-8:45pm
Shim Sham Lesson:
8:45-9:15pm
Admission:
$15 ($10 with Student ID)

Uptown Swing details on website.

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The Early Bird Discount for camp registration expires this Wednesday, April 30. Join us for an amazing dance vacation! Beantown is known for an incredible learning experience, friendly dancers, beautiful environment, tons of fun, and a wonderful positive spirit!

Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options. This will be a phenomenal year to come to Beantown. If you’ve never done the full week, do it now and you’ll be glad you did!

Beantown Camp 2013 Highlight ReelCamp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options. This will be a phenomenal year to come to Beantown. If you’ve never done the full week, do it now and you’ll be glad you did!

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

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Beantown is known for excellent instructors and classes, and this year has all that! Besides 6 levels of Lindy Hop tracks, each day brings a wide array of additional classes to choose from.

Blues with Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden

Dan Repsch & Jenny SowdenBlues is not new to Beantown, however, what is new is that Dan & Jenny, two of the most popular Blues instructors, will be doing all 6 of the Blues Mini-Track classes. In addition, Dan will be hosting a Swing & Blues dance during the weekend.

Hip Hop Routine with Eric Fenn

Beantown Camp 2012: Eric's Hip Hop RoutineEric is an outstanding instructor, encouraging and welcoming to all levels of experience. His style is more Urban Contemporary and his routines are challenging, musical and a lot of fun. If you have never taken a class with Eric, be sure you do! Besides the routine Mini-Track, he will be teaching several movement classes.

Jazz Routine with Jon Tigert

Beantown Bounce 2013 - What's Wrong With The Bus DriverJon has been delighting and entertaining us with his dancing for the last few years and this year he is excited to be teaching the Jazz Routine Mini-Track. This promises to be a very fun class as well as an excellent way to work on musicality, rhythm and individual dance skills.

Balboa with Sylvia, Javier, Bobby, Kate & Heather

Sylvia & JavierThe Balboa Mini-Track has 6 progressive classes starting with the basics. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the top Balboa instructors. It is not only a great opportunity to build a repertoire, but also to work on styling, technique and the essence of Balboa.

Jazz/Solo Charleston 1 & 2

Charleston CompetitonThese two Mini-Tracks will have a variety of instructors including Gaby Cook, Skye Humphries, Bobby White, plus Dan Newsome & Lainey Silver. Each class will be unique and an excellent supplement to partner dancing.

Variety Pack

Aerials ClassIn addition to the above Mini-Tracks, there will be optional classes covering all levels. No advanced selection required! General topics include:

  • Blues Plus (Int/Adv-Adv)
  • Competition/Show (Int-Adv)
  • Movement
  • Aerials/Dips & Tricks
  • Balboa Plus (Int/Adv-Adv)
  • Partner Charleston
  • Musicality
  • Dance Skills
  • Connection & Partnering
  • Footwork/Rhythm Variations
  • Specialty, including Collegiate Shag

Special Classes

StretchingBut wait, there’s more! Late afternoons offer more options to choose from.

  • Tai Chi with Richard Badu
  • Afternoon Stretch with Elyse Sparkes
  • Practice Time with Tara Weinstein
  • Jitterblast with Bobby White
  • Shoe Chroming with Ed Wilson

Last Week for Beantown Early Bird Discount

Beantown CampThe last day for the Beantown Early Bird Discount prices is coming up quickly on Wednesday, April 30! If you have submitted a registration but not made the payment, we need to receive it by April 30 to get the early bird prices. There is still time to pay with the 3 month installment plan if you register by April 25.

Come to Beantown for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Beantown CampThe last day for the Beantown Early Bird Discount prices is coming up quickly on Wednesday, April 30! If you have submitted a registration but not made the payment, we need to receive it by April 30 to get the early bird prices. There is still time to pay with the 3 month installment plan if you register by April 25.

Come to Beantown for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Frankie Manning
Frankie Manning

This May, Lindy Hoppers around the world will be celebrating Frankie Manning’s 100th birthday. Uptown Swing will be hosting a local celebration on May 10th and welcome all dancers to join in!

All profits from the dance will go to the Frankie Manning Foundation.

Get ready for some Shim Sham, Big Apple, and a joyful night of dancing!

Buy Tickets NowUptown Swing details on website.

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Dirty Dozen WeekendProvidence Swings is hosting The Dirty Dozen Weekend on April 25-27. Four world class instructors, Peter Strom & Naomi Uyama, Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat. Two nights of live music with Gordon Webster. One epic mash-up Jack & Jill competition. Always a super fun weekend! We’ll be there working the sound and helping with the competitions.

If you missed out on registering for the now sold out workshops, there are still spaces to attend the two evening dances with Gordon Webster. Check out the website for the latest information.

Dirty Dozen Weekend information.