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The countdown to Beantown Camp opening day continues! Only 2 weeks to go.

Beantown Camp News: Only 2 Weeks To Go

For everyone planning to attend who has not yet completed a registration, it would be a huge help if you get your registration and full payment in ASAP! There are packets to assemble and the college has rooms to prepare. We want your complete camp experience to be smooth sailing from the moment you arrive and the more we can do in advance, the easier for us to make that happen:-) The weekend includes competitions for all levels and it is still possible to sign up. The competitions are always a blast and come with a wonderful, supportive audience. Got soul? Why not sign up for the new Soul division? That does sound like fun! Also new for this year, we have sponsors providing prizes for each division and they are all awesome!

  • International Lindy Hop Championships
  • Lindy Focus
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Canadian Swing Championships
  • Aris Allen

Join us for our 15th year - it’s going to be phenomenal! (Really, seriously, it is!) Camp runs from June 23 to June 30 with multiple registration options. If you’ve never done the full week, this will be the year to do it. There is so much that you will not want to miss! The schedule continues to be updated as the class descriptions are filled in. Be sure to check out the camp forum for ride sharing and other information. This is a great way to communicate with other campers and maybe organize a door-to-door airport shuttle or request a ride from a local. For our local campers, we would really appreciate if you check the forum to see if there are any visiting campers you can help out. It is wonderful when we all work together to make this an amazing experience for everyone:-) Beantown Camp information.

Salem Ferry to Beantown Camp

Traveling to camp from Boston? Take the Salem Ferry! What a great way to start off your camp adventure. The ferry terminal is only two stops on the Blue Line Subway from Logan Airport and easy to reach from any other Boston location. The regular fee with all charges added is $11.50 one way and $3 off with an Endicott College discount. Here are the details provided by the Event and Conference Services:

The Event And Conference Services Department is pleased to announce a partnership with the Salem Ferry (part of Boston Best Cruises), in offering a discounted rate for all residential groups who stay at Endicott. The Salem Ferry operates daily between Salem and Boston Harbor, and is an ideal way to arrive to the North Shore, or to go to the city and explore Boston in a casual and fun way. In 45 minutes, the narrated tour will even give you a historical overview of the areas you’re passing by, such as Salem Sound, Marblehead and the Boston Harbor. There even is a bar on board where you can purchase beverages or small snacks. From the Salem dock, it is only a 2.5 mile ride to Endicott College. To receive our special rate, please use code 3911 when booking the tickets online. This code does not work when buying tickets at the ferry terminal!

Salem Ferry Schedule. Happy dancing, Aurelie & Tony

The countdown to Beantown Camp opening day is on! Only 3 weeks to go. If you have not yet registered, now would be a great time to reserve your spot! Beantown will be here before you know it. Yes, there are classes with an excellent roster of some of the world’s best Lindy Hop instructors, and dances with some of the most awesome bands, and campers from all over the U.S. and beyond. That would be enough….but there is so much more! Have you heard of Beantown’s Got Talent? Hilarious. How about the instructors show, Beantown Bounce? Entertaining AND inspiring! Peter Strom’s late night Soul Party? Soulful:-) The camp BBQ? Aaaahhh, fun down by the beach. Saturday Happy Hour? Happy! But wait, there’s more! Norma Miller? Legendary! Dave Lasagna? Amusing, although somewhat confusing, yet hilarious:-) Andrew Thigpen? Funny, sometimes kind of whacky, always entertaining! And that’s not all! It’s a full experience with many fun activities and some surprises in the works in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere. Bottom line, spending a week at Beantown immersed in dancing while surrounded by awesome people? Joyful, exhilarating, sometimes life-changing and always a ton of fun! Join us for our 15th year! Camp runs from June 23 to June 30Only 3 weeks to go. If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP! Beantown will be here before you know it. Yes, there are classes with an excellent roster of some of the world’s best Lindy Hop instructors, and dances with some of the most awesome bands, and campers from all over the U.S. and beyond. That would be enough….but there is so much more! Have you heard of Beantown’s Got Talent? Hilarious. How about the instructors show, Beantown Bounce? Entertaining AND inspiring! Peter Strom’s late night Soul Party? Soulful:-) The camp BBQ? Aaaahhh, fun down by the beach. Saturday Happy Hour? Happy! But wait, there’s more! Norma Miller? Legendary! Dave Lasagna? Amusing, although somewhat confusing, yet hilarious:-) Andrew Thigpen? Funny, sometimes kind of whacky, always entertaining! And that’s not all! It’s a full experience with many fun activities and some surprises in the works in a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere. Bottom line, spending a week at Beantown immersed in dancing while surrounded by awesome people? Joyful, exhilarating, sometimes life-changing and always a ton of fun! Join us for our 15th year! Camp runs from June 23 to June 30 with multiple registration options. This year is going to be phenomenal. If you’ve never done the full week, do it in 2011. You’ll be glad you did! The website continues to be updated with the latest info and the class descriptions are filling in on the schedule. Check out all the details: www.beantowncamp.com

One month and counting down to Beantown Camp! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the beautiful Endicott College campus. The campus is right on the shore, north of Boston, and provides a unique location for a fun week of immersing yourself in dancing. Everything is within an easy walking distance, even the 3 private beaches. Classes are held in a variety of buildings, although the main headquarters is at the student center where most of the evening dances are held and the the dining hall is located. Some evenings activities take place in the Lodge, conveniently next to the Pub (which will be open on those evenings). But wait, there’s more! Beantown Bounce, the instructors show, will be held in Rose, a beautiful state-of-the-art performance hall. The BBQ will be held in the Misselwood Tent, often used for weddings and located by the beach. Beantown Café, located adjacent to the evening dances, will be open each evening for snacks, playing pool and lounging. Beantown Shop is where you can buy your dance DVDs, tees and other items. If you need more, there’s a Cyber Cafe, Fitness Center, post office, small shop for sundries, ATM and laundry facilities. Living on campus is a great way to go. There are multiple dorms to choose from, each with different features. Another big plus is having fabulous meals prepared for you! Although you will have to choose what to eat, you won’t have to figure out where to go:-) It’s fun dining together with other campers and a great time to hang out and enjoy some down time…and even a bit of entertainment:-) Camp runs from June 23 to June 30 with multiple registration options. This is going to be an awesome year! If you’ve never done the full week, do it in 2011. There is just too much that you won’t want to miss! The website continues to be updated. Check out the schedule for info on many of the classes available to choose between. Beantown Camp information.

Beantown Camp is just over one month away! This is an excellent time to make your plans to pack your bags and enjoy an awesome camp experience. Camp runs from June 23 to June 30 with multiple registration options. If you have always wanted to come to Beantown, this will be a phenomenal year to do so. If you’ve never done the full week, do it in 2011. There is just too much that you won’t want to miss! The website continues to be updated with the latest info. Check out all the details. Happy dancing, Aurelie & Tony

This has been a busy week for registrations and we’re thrilled with the big mix of Lindy Hoppers attending from around the country and beyond! Join us for our 15th year! Camp runs from June 23 to June 30 with multiple registration options. This year is going to be phenomenal. If you’ve never done the full week, do it in 2011. There’s too much good stuff you don’t want to miss! The website continues to be updated with the latest info. Check out all the details. Happy dancing, Aurelie & Tony

Just a reminder that the Beantown discount prices expire today, May 9! We’ve got the instructors, bands, DJs and dancers for an amazing week at Beantown. Don’t miss out on our 15th year! There are multiple registration options. For details, schedule and registration: www.beantowncamp.com Be sure to contact us with any questions. Happy dancing, Aurelie & Tony

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!

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…

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!

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.