Another wonderful camp! It gets better every time. I am always astounded by how smoothly the camp seems to run. My congratulations on another successful year and my thanks for throwing the best dance camp around.
Cindy Shamp (from the NJ contingent)
Thank you for wonderful days, instructors, dancing, meeting last year’s friends, food and a dance with Tony. I am ready to sign up for next year.
South Dartmouth, MA
Thanks again for another wonderful Beantown experience. Michael and I are continually impressed by your energy and your ability to change camp for the better as the Swing scene changes. Again, we enjoyed all the instructors—seasoned as well as lesser-known (at least to us) folks… All four bands were wonderful; we’d travel to hear them again in a heartbeat.
The class schedule, with fewer early morning classes was much appreciated. We also enjoyed the variety and flexibility that the extra tracks—mini as well as one-time offerings allowed.
The Frankie tribute was a gift to all of us. I hope there is always a way to teach the history of Swing during camps and classes.
Thanks again for all you do for the Swing community.
Alice Chico & Michael Stafford-Hill
Beantown is an event that mixes world-class instruction and excellent music with a level of friendliness and accessibility that’s really remarkable. Everyone is welcoming, warm, and the ambiance of camp is laid back. At the same time, there is a love of the dance displayed by all levels of student and instructor, and a commitment to this social art form we love that’s inspiring and energizing. Once anyone (myself included) attends this camp once, it quickly becomes a necessary yearly pilgrimage. As a community and as a class environment, Beantown is unforgettable.
Jamaica Plain, MA
I had a great time at camp this year! It was very well organized and planned out… I enjoyed going to the different classes and all of the performances.
Just wanted to Thank You for the wonderful experience I have had this weekend. Everything is amazingly organized, the location and grounds are beautiful and tranquillizing, food is great (so many choices and needs are met). I loved my room, for that is a very special Thank You.
Thank you for a superb camp! I am still trying to catch up on sleep as well. It was SO amazing, truly a special week for many people.
Thank you Aurelie and Tony for a fantastic week and my vacation! Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
I thought that Beantown this year was great, as usual. I loved my track level, the teachers (especially Ryan & Jenny, Sylvia and Skye once again), Richard’s tai chi classes, Jennifer’s stretching classes, Mihai & Andrew’s late night Blues dance, the late night Soul dances… I also liked the options of the Bal, Jazz, Blues and Hip Hop mini tracks.
Anyway I had lots of fun and I will be back next year!
Thanks again for all your work pulling off another wonderful year at Beantown. My girls and I were very excited to come and our hopes for a great time were very much fulfilled. It is interesting coming for a second time that there were things that were very much the same and some things that were different. I guess each year has its own special flavor.
You guys get it really really right. It is such a warm, welcoming, friendly time, with great music, dancing, instruction… It attracts a high percentage of really cool folks. Wish we could bring about half of them back to Fort Worth to hang out with us on a regular basis.
As for the teachers—they were all awesome!
On to other things about camp, our accommodations at camp were great. We were pleased about the arrangement at Reynolds Hall. What a lovely old place. As for the food, I asked for gluten free and the chef was so nice. They went out of their way to help with that, providing all kinds of extras like snacks, gluten free noodles and so on.
The social dances were absolutely a blast. Loved the music, the energy, the dance place, the people.
I enjoyed the tribute to Frankie Manning very much. Thanks, Aurelie, for sharing. What a special time that was. I was pleased to have met Frankie in Texas several times as he made it to Lindyfest and to an event in Dallas. He was an incredible person.
Thanks so much for all you did to make it wonderful for us all.
Fort Worth, TX
Hey, I had an awesome time at camp! Thanks so much… Looking forward to Beantown 2010!
It was my first time at camp and I loved being there. I’m already looking forward to next year. I loved Endicott College and the facility in general. The workshops were great also—good variety, good instructors. I really liked the shoe chroming also… Camp was fabulous and I fully intend to return.
Outstanding camp again. Thanks for doing what you do.
Thanks AGAIN for a fun Beantown, I had fun as always. And like last year I decided at the last minute to attend Beantown and left very glad that I had attended Beantown.
Camp was great this year… It was a wonderful week, and I will definitely be back. Thanks to you both for all your efforts, and patience with us… All your focus on making the camp so successful is much appreciated.
See you in 2010.
I was privileged enough to be able to attend Beantown Camp for the second year this year. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it, and thank you so much for putting it all together!
Again, thanks for all that you do!
Fort Worth, TX
I wanted to thank you for encouraging me go to the Beantown camp. I felt like it has progressed my dancing and it was a lot fun as well. Your organization of the event was impressive and you help create a very warm and positive atmosphere.
Thanks again for a really nice time.
My dancing has gone up several notches since the camp, although I remember very little “specific” moves which has more to do with my memory than with the quality of the teaching. I’m just a better follow which was my goal. I’ve been recommending Beantown Camp to my fellow dancers in TO and I plan to attend next year.