Now is a great time to make plans to start off your summer at Beantown Camp! Beantown provides a full week of classes and fun activities and in this message we are highlighting the classes. Attending the whole shebang is highly recommend if you are able to do so. (In this case, MORE is more!!) Camp is an amazing experience for all levels to immerse yourself in dancing, camaraderie and fun! If you are not able to do the full week, there are multiple registration options to choose from so that everyone who would like can join in.
Lindy Hop Tracks
Starting on Friday afternoon, campers participate in a Lindy Hop track determined by experience level. (There is a beginner track, which is really an excellent opportunity to jump start your Lindy Hop.) Track instructors include Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas, Sylvia Sykes, Peter Strom, Ramona Staffeld, Skye Humphries, Naomi Uyama, Michael Jagger & Evita Arce, Zack Richard & Maryse Lebeau, and Mike Roberts & Laura Glaess. The track classes allow for progression throughout the week as well as a fun way to bond with classmates. It’s an amazing learning opportunity which is hard to beat!
Most days have 2 scheduled slots for Mini-Tracks. There are many choices of classes to choose from for all levels and interests.
Balboa 1 & 2
There will be 2 levels of Balboa Mini-Tracks. Classes will be progressive with instructors Sylvia Sykes and Zack & Maryse.
The Blues Mini-Track will have a selection of classes aimed at beginner to intermediate levels. Blues instructors include Shawn Hershey & Amanda Gruhl, Joshua Boroff & Devona Cartier, Skye & Naomi, Mike & Laura and Michael & Evita.
Ryan’s Jazz Routine
Solo dancing is an incredibly great way to work on your dance skills. Ryan’s classes are always challenging, creative, musical and a blast! You too can have this much fun! Check out one of our favorites from 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdQyNOEB7lI
Eric’s Hip Hop Combo
Not for Hip Hop dancers only! Eric Fenn is a phenomenal instructor who knows how to break things down and get you to move your body like you’ve never done before. Check out the Hip Hop routine from 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-5IpYWSQko
Focused Topics/Variety Packs
There’s more! The Mini-Track time slots also include other choices. Some have been grouped to help you make your selections if there is a topic you would like to concentrate on. Topical groups include:
- Blues Exploration (for int/adv to advanced)
- Partner Charleston
- Partnering & Technique
In addition, there are other class slots with even more optional classes. Instructors besides those previously mentioned include Richard Badu, Daryl Begin & Jennifer Stout, David & Jennifer Coulombe, Joel Domoe & Melanie Myers, Michael Gamble & Jaya Dorf, Daniel Newsome & Gabrielle Cook, Chris Nickl & Shirley McAdam, Patrick Szmidt & Natasha Ouimet, Andrew Thigpen & Karen Turman and Marc-André Vachon & Catherine Desjardins. But wait, there’s even more! Stretch and Yoga, Tai Chi, a DJ Forum and even shoe chroming:-) So much to choose from, and you can mix and match as you like! Check out all the details and latest news: http://www.beantowncamp.com/ Now is a great time to register if you have not already done so. Camp runs from June 24 to July 1 with multiple registration options to choose from. Singles, couples and groups are all very welcome to attend. May 10 is the due date for discounted tuition fees and the date that full payments are due for those who have paid a deposit. If you are an undergraduate student (or high school student), an additional discount is also available. There is also a discount available for International visitors. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Beantown this summer! Happy dancing, Aurelie & Tony