21st Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA

Syndicate content

This week is all about Frankie Manning! We’ll be heading out soon for NYC to join over 2000 dancers from around the world for Frankie 100. Everything culminates on Monday, Frankie’s 100th birthday and also the first World Lindy Hop Day. As Team Leaders for the Hellzapoppin’ Competition, we’ve already been busy with preparations and are happy to be participating in this sure to be amazing celebration.

Frankie Tribute at Beantown

Frankie ManningThat’s not the end of our Frankie celebration! This year’s Beantown is a tribute and in honor of this most special person. Frankie was a big part of Beantown and we miss him dearly. The week will be filled with little pieces of Frankie as we remember, reflect and revel in his wonderful spirit and joy.

F.R.A.N.K.I.E. 100 of a Different Kind

Beantown Camp F.R.A.N.K.I.E. 100 Video

Last Discount Prices through May 31

Beantown CampMay 31 is the last day to get the last Discount prices for camp registration! There is still time to pay by the 2 month installment plan if you register by May 25.

Everything is coming together for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! If you would like to have a vacation immersed in dancing and good times, Beantown is for you!

Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

The Early Bird Discount for camp registration expires this Wednesday, April 30. Join us for an amazing dance vacation! Beantown is known for an incredible learning experience, friendly dancers, beautiful environment, tons of fun, and a wonderful positive spirit!

Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options. This will be a phenomenal year to come to Beantown. If you’ve never done the full week, do it now and you’ll be glad you did!

Beantown Camp 2013 Highlight ReelCamp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options. This will be a phenomenal year to come to Beantown. If you’ve never done the full week, do it now and you’ll be glad you did!

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Beantown is known for excellent instructors and classes, and this year has all that! Besides 6 levels of Lindy Hop tracks, each day brings a wide array of additional classes to choose from.

Blues with Dan Repsch & Jenny Sowden

Dan Repsch & Jenny SowdenBlues is not new to Beantown, however, what is new is that Dan & Jenny, two of the most popular Blues instructors, will be doing all 6 of the Blues Mini-Track classes. In addition, Dan will be hosting a Swing & Blues dance during the weekend.

Hip Hop Routine with Eric Fenn

Beantown Camp 2012: Eric's Hip Hop RoutineEric is an outstanding instructor, encouraging and welcoming to all levels of experience. His style is more Urban Contemporary and his routines are challenging, musical and a lot of fun. If you have never taken a class with Eric, be sure you do! Besides the routine Mini-Track, he will be teaching several movement classes.

Jazz Routine with Jon Tigert

Beantown Bounce 2013 - What's Wrong With The Bus DriverJon has been delighting and entertaining us with his dancing for the last few years and this year he is excited to be teaching the Jazz Routine Mini-Track. This promises to be a very fun class as well as an excellent way to work on musicality, rhythm and individual dance skills.

Balboa with Sylvia, Javier, Bobby, Kate & Heather

Sylvia & JavierThe Balboa Mini-Track has 6 progressive classes starting with the basics. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the top Balboa instructors. It is not only a great opportunity to build a repertoire, but also to work on styling, technique and the essence of Balboa.

Jazz/Solo Charleston 1 & 2

Charleston CompetitonThese two Mini-Tracks will have a variety of instructors including Gaby Cook, Skye Humphries, Bobby White, plus Dan Newsome & Lainey Silver. Each class will be unique and an excellent supplement to partner dancing.

Variety Pack

Aerials ClassIn addition to the above Mini-Tracks, there will be optional classes covering all levels. No advanced selection required! General topics include:

  • Blues Plus (Int/Adv-Adv)
  • Competition/Show (Int-Adv)
  • Movement
  • Aerials/Dips & Tricks
  • Balboa Plus (Int/Adv-Adv)
  • Partner Charleston
  • Musicality
  • Dance Skills
  • Connection & Partnering
  • Footwork/Rhythm Variations
  • Specialty, including Collegiate Shag

Special Classes

StretchingBut wait, there’s more! Late afternoons offer more options to choose from.

  • Tai Chi with Richard Badu
  • Afternoon Stretch with Elyse Sparkes
  • Practice Time with Tara Weinstein
  • Jitterblast with Bobby White
  • Shoe Chroming with Ed Wilson

Last Week for Beantown Early Bird Discount

Beantown CampThe last day for the Beantown Early Bird Discount prices is coming up quickly on Wednesday, April 30! If you have submitted a registration but not made the payment, we need to receive it by April 30 to get the early bird prices. There is still time to pay with the 3 month installment plan if you register by April 25.

Come to Beantown for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Beantown CampThe last day for the Beantown Early Bird Discount prices is coming up quickly on Wednesday, April 30! If you have submitted a registration but not made the payment, we need to receive it by April 30 to get the early bird prices. There is still time to pay with the 3 month installment plan if you register by April 25.

Come to Beantown for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Frankie and Julie at Beantown Camp 2007We were very fortunate to have Frankie join us many times at Beantown, starting with year two in 1998. One of the things planned is a display of photos from over the years of Frankie at Beantown. If you are a past attendee from that time and have Beantown photos of Frankie you can dig up, we would really appreciate it!

Any format is fine (RAW, JPEG, TIFF, Adobe Lightroom Catalog, …) and the higher the resolution the better. Either email them or let us know and we can send you a Dropbox folder invite.

Email your Beantown Camp photos.

Frankie Manning Foundation's Ambassador ProgramThis will be the 3rd year that Beantown Camp has been involved in the Frankie Manning Foundation’s Ambassador Program. It has been a wonderful experience for both Beantown and the ambassadors and we are looking forward to meeting this year’s recipients. In addition, we would like to help previous recipients return to camp this year as most of them do not have the means to do so on their own.

Beantown will be providing the camp registration at no cost, however, there are expenses that need to be covered including housing, meals and travel.

If you would like to make a contribution, any amount would be greatly appreciated! All funds will go directly to cover expenses.

Donote Now

Beantown CampApril 30 is the last day to get the Early Bird Discount prices for camp registration! There is still time to pay by the 3 month installment plan if you register by April 25.

Everything is coming together for an amazing week of classes, socializing, entertainment and fun! If you would like to have a vacation immersed in dancing and good times, Beantown is for you!

Register Now

Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options.

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Beantown CampPlans are continuing to take shape for an incredibly fun week at Beantown Camp this summer. Dancers are already registered from all over the U.S. as well as several other countries. We will have some announcements soon about some of the special classes and presentations that are being added. Lots of great stuff to look forward to!

Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for a work crew position for a camp registration discount. There are still several openings available.

Some of the housing options on campus have sold out, including Woodside and Hawthorne. Manchester and Gloucester are very close to being filled. There are still plenty of rooms available in the other options including singles, doubles and triple/quads. Check the website for details.

Beantown Camp Information

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Beantown is known for providing excellent music for your dancing pleasure and this year will be no exception! Check out what’s in store for another amazing week of camp.

Boilermaker Jazz Band

Boilermaker Jazz Band with special guest Naomi UyamaIt has been too long since the Boilermaker Jazz Band were last at Beantown, however, the wait is over! They will be kicking things off on Friday night and we’ll be in good hands to get the party started! Special guests include Josh Collazo on drums and Naomi Uyama on vocals. Beantown campers are going to be happy with this news!

Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five

Jonathan Stout and his Campus FiveYes folks, they’ll be making the trek across the country to join us again and we couldn’t be happier! Campus Five will be playing on Saturday and Sunday! It has been confirmed that Beantown and Campus Five make an excellent combination. Be ready for some outstanding nights on the dance floor!

Gordon Webster & Friends featuring Naomi Uyama

Gordon Webster & Friends featuring Naomi UyamaGordon and his band have been regulars at Beantown and every year we think we couldn’t love them any better, but we always do.What’s better than one night of Gordon Webster? Two nights of course! The band will be playing for both Tuesday and Wednesday. There just isn’t a better way to celebrate and finish up an awesome week of camp!

Beantown DJ Crew

Mary FreitagFive nights of fabulous live music! That’s a lot to be excited about! But wait, there’s more…

Allen Kerr will return to head our excellent line-up of DJs. This year’s crew includes Mary Freitag, Jesse Hanus, Dan Lepsch and Dan Newsome. In addition, Peter Strom will be back hosting a late night Soul Party, a not-to-be-missed Beantown highlight!

More info on Beantown DJs.

Beantown Camp

Beantown CampCamp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options. Early Bird discount prices are currently available. Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!

Register Now

Join the Beantown Camp 2014 Facebook event.

Jumping at WoodsideRegistrations have been coming from all over the U.S. and beyond! There are already large groups representing Chicago, Montreal/Quebec City and New York, with more in the works.

Early Bird prices are in effect until April 30. If you would like to get on the 4 month installment plan, the deadline is March 25.

Some of the housing options have already filled, especially in the halls with multi-bedroom units. There are still plenty of single, double and triple rooms available.

Register today for your dance vacation at Beantown Camp!