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Beantown Camp Discount Date

The discount for Beantown Camp expires on Monday, May 9! Now is an excellent time to get in your registration before full prices go into effect.

Beantown Camp Discount Date

Discount prices for all registration options are expiring soon! Registration and full payments are due by Monday, May 9. (That means that if you have sent a deposit, balances are due as well by May 9!) Please don’t delay. Here are just some of the things that you do not want to miss:

  • Immersing yourself in a week of classes with an amazing collection of the world’s best Lindy Hop instructors!
  • Dancing to some of the best Swing bands including Campus Five (for two nights), Gordon Webster and Boston Swing Express!
  • Being entertained, awed and inspired watching the instructors perform in Beantown Bounce!
  • Dancing with awesome Lindy Hoppers from all over the U.S. and beyond!
  • Spending time with Norma Miller, living legend and original Lindy Hopper!
  • Saturday Happy Hour!
  • Belting out your favorite tune at late night karaoke!
  • Bonding with classmates while trying to master that new move!
  • Laughing until it hurts at Beantown’s Got Talent!
  • Finding your Soul at a late night dance party!
  • Being fed three fab meals per day with many options to choose from!
  • Rolling out of your bed and down to the beach for some relaxation time!
  • Hanging at the pub with your new and old friends!
  • Finishing your week filled with joy, exhilaration and lots of Lindy Love!

Beantown Camp News 4/27

It’s Beantown’s 15th year and of course we have to make it the most awesome ever! With the stellar line-up of bands and DJs, it is a can’t miss! To start - Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander! Not just one night, but for two! That alone is awesome! Can’t miss Gordon Webster’s band featuring Naomi Uyama! A Beantown favorite. Camp wouldn’t be the same without them:-) Rounding out the live music is the Boston Swing Express, a new collaboration from some of our favorite local musicians with Mike DiBari on his Swingin’ guitar and an expanded version of his Swingtet. In addition, Boston’s own first lady of Swing, Toni Lynn Washington will be featured on vocals. That’s already a lot of awesome. But there’s more…

Beantown Camp Update 4/21

Thanks to everyone who joined our workshop weekend with the always amazing Michael Jagger and Evita Arce! Uptown Swing was a blast with the fabulous Toni Lynn Washington Band AND a phenomenal performance with M&E. The room was hoppin’ and so much fun! If you want more classes with Michael and Evita (and how could you not?), come to Beantown! Can you imagine a whole week of awesome classes with awesome teachers? We’ve got that!

  • Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas
  • Sylvia Sykes
  • Peter Strom
  • Skye Humphries
  • Naomi Uyama
  • Michael Jagger & Evita Arce
  • Zack Richard & Maryse Lebeau
  • Mike Roberts & Laura Glaess
  • Eric Fenn
  • Richard Badu
  • Daryl Begin & Jennifer Stout
  • Joel Domoe & Melanie Myers
  • Dan Newsome & Gaby Cook
  • Chris Nickl & Shirley McAdam
  • Andrew Thigpen & Karen Turman
  • Marc-Andre Vachon & Catherine Desjardins
  • Ben Yau & Sheri Kang

That’s a lot of awesome!

Beantown Camp News

Springtime and beautiful weather remind us that summer is on the way! Start off your summer with an excellent time at Beantown Camp. There will be tons of great classes with some of the world’s best instructors, amazing performances, great live and DJ music for hours of social dancing, friendly dancers from all over the U.S. and beyond, plus a bunch of other fun activities. All levels are very welcome to attend! Check out the schedule for what’s in store. May 9 is the due date for discounted tuition fees.

Beantown Camp 2011

Have you ever attended a dance weekend and been energized, inspired, enlightened or wowed? Did you want more? Imagine what a whole week can do for your dancing! Beantown Camp is designed to give you just that opportunity. Check out some comments from campers:

  • “In a word: fabulous! Thanks for a remarkable week that hit all the right notes. I can’t imagine NOT being at Beantown year after year. I love it that much.”
  • “What a week. Thanks so much to everyone for putting in such long hours to make Beantown such an amazing event! Most definitely worth the investment, says I.”
  • “I can’t thank you guys enough for the FABULOUS time I had at Beantown. It’s my third camp but my first whole shebang and man, going the extra mile and staying was a BLAST. Doing a routine in the track really brings everyone together. Met tons of great people, danced my toes off and learned a lot. Such nice people on all sides: the attendees, the instructors and the college staff.”
  • “Thanks so much for putting on such an amazing event! I loved it! Beantown was the Best vacation I’ve ever had! I can’t wait for next year!”
  • “Beantown is an event that mixes world-class instruction and excellent music with a level of friendliness and accessibility that’s really remarkable.”
  • “It was SO amazing, truly a special week for many people.”
  • “I’m so glad I attended; being totally immersed in dance for almost a whole week, plus the camaraderie that developed with the other campers combined to make an unforgettable learning experience.”
  • “My dancing has gone up several notches since the camp.”
  • “I had a life changing experience this year. I am so glad I signed up for the whole week.”
  • “The Beantown experience is a must for anyone who is serious about Lindy.”
  • “The DJ’s were great, the live bands fantastic, and all the students and staff and everyone had such a positive energy!!”
  • “Beantown is my favorite week of the year!”
  • “This was my first Beantown Camp and I had the best dance-event time EVER (and I have traveled to well over 25 exchanges and camps all across the US in my 2 3/4 years of dance history.)”
  • “As always, I return well-fed, tired, inspired, and enthusiastic to move my dance forward.”
  • “The camp experience, besides being wonderful fun as always, has made my dancing smoother, more relaxed, and more expressive.”
  • “I met so many interesting people and learned so much from the many great instructors.”

Beantown Camp Early Bird Date Coming Up

The early bird discount for the whole shebang and week expires on Sunday, March 20. Payment (deposit or full) must be received by that date to qualify! Come to Beantown for a dance vacation! Everything you need is included on campus. No need for a car. No need to figure out where to eat. Immerse yourself in dancing, friends and having an amazing time. The setting is beautiful, right on the shore just north of Boston. World class instructors, incredible dancers, top bands, performances and entertainment, competitions and SO MUCH MORE!!!

Beantown Camp 2011: Whole Shebang & Week

Camp registration is now open! Join us for our 15th year, once again at the beautiful Endicott College campus, on the shore just north of Boston. Sign up early for the full choice of housing options. There are multiple choices to choose from whether you want a single, double or to coordinate with a group of people. The early bird discount for the whole shebang and week expires on March 20.

Beantown Camp 2011 New Additions

With our 15th Beantown Camp coming up, you know we want it to be special! Here are some of the changes/additions to the already awesome week:

  • Campus Five for 2 nights! Yes, that’s right! Campus Five will be at Beantown - for 2 nights!!!
  • Saturday afternoon Happy Hour!
  • Sunday night Beantown Bounce (camp instructor show)!
  • Team Performance Track!
  • Beginner Lindy Hop Crash Course!
  • Soul Competition! (partner)


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