Class & Dance Cancellations
Hop to the Beat classes and Uptown Swing dances continue to be suspended for now. We’re not currently feeling comfortable we can open up with the environment we’d want to provide. Be in touch if you have any questions.
Happy New Year!
January 4, 2022
Another challenging year behind us. There were many positives, and some opportunities to be with friends and family. The new year is a time of hope that we’ll continue to see improvements and get back to the people and activities we love. However, we’re well aware there are still many challenges and uncertainty ahead. It’s been a rocky road, and we hope you’ve managed through as best as possible.
Locally, the Boston Swing Central dances have been a bright spot. It felt so good to be out on the dance floor again, and we appreciate the safety measures which made that possible. Attending ILHC was a big highlight and exceeded our expectations. Being able to connect again in person with our Lindy Hop community was invigorating and good for the soul. We’re grateful we were able to gather with family this Thanksgiving, even though Christmas plans didn’t work out. Family and friends got married, had babies, moved to a more fulfilling job, or had other positive and happy life changes. We may not yet be in the clear, and there often seem to be new issues to navigate, however, we’re aiming for better days ahead.
Beantown Camp 2022 is on the calendar for June 23 to 30! Plans are in process, and we’re working with Endicott, our fantastic venue, to provide a wonderful and safe environment. So many uncertainties make everything extra challenging, and we just have to hope that conditions will be in a good place by June. We’re looking at this as a transition year, and are planning changes to the classes and schedule to make for as fun, enjoyable and stress free week as possible. Beantown has always been designed as a dance vacation, and we need that now more than ever.
As for Hop to the Beat local activities, we are in wait and see mode for classes and dances. We’re not currently in a place of comfort to open up. However, we have already made tentative plans for our Skye & Naomi workshop weekend to return in November on Thanksgiving weekend.
Whatever the new year brings, we aspire to make the best of it. That seems to be a good plan for now.
We wish you much happiness and good health in the new year!
Aurelie & Tony