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Beantown Camp CompetitionsThe countdown to Beantown Camp opening day is on. Only 3 weeks to go. Reserve your spot today!

The weekend includes fun 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. Divisions include Novice, Intermediate and Advanced J&J, Strictly and Soul!

Check out our sponsors providing prizes for each division - they are all truly awesome!

  • International Lindy Hop Championships
  • Lindy Focus
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Canadian Swing Championships
  • The Dirty Dozen Weekend

Beantown is very fortunate to have support from our local and neighboring sponsors and friends. We appreciate every one of them!

  • Boston Swing Dance Network
  • DanceNet
  • Five Guys Named Mike
  • Boston Swing Central
  • Providence Swings
  • Hartford Underground
  • Connecticut Swing Dance Society
  • Mainiac Swing Dance Society
  • Got2Lindy
  • Dom V and the Swing Out Big Band
  • Aris Allen

Join us for our 16th year - it’s going to be phenomenal! (Really, seriously, it is!) Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 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!

Beantown Camp Information.

Beantown CampJust a reminder that the Beantown discount prices expire this Thursday, May 31! We’ve got the instructors, bands, DJs and dancers for an amazing week at Beantown. Don’t miss out on our 16th year! There are multiple registration options.

Check website for all the details and registration.

Beantown CampDiscount prices for all registration options are expiring soon! Registration and full payments are due by Thursday, May 31. (That means that if you have sent a deposit, balances are due as well by May 31!) 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 Glenn Crytzer!
  • 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  Beantown 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 off to the beach for some relaxation time!
  • Hanging at the Endicott Pub with your new and old friends!
  • Enjoying a 4th of July BBQ down by the shore!
  • Finishing your week filled with joy, exhilaration and lots of Lindy Love!

Join us for our 16th year! Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 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 2012. You will be glad you did!

Check out all the details on the website.

Beantown Camp 2011 Photo Booth Album
Beantown Camp 2011 Photo Booth Album

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.”

Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 with multiple registration options. Join us for an amazing dance vacation. Register by May 31 to get the last discount prices!

The website continues to be updated with the latest info. Check out all the details.

Beantown Camp 2011 Photo Booth Album
Beantown Camp 2011 Photo Booth Album

The last chance for a registration discount is coming up on May 31! If you have submitted a registration but not made the payment, we need to receive it by May 31 to get the discount prices. It is also the deadline for making full payments if you have paid a deposit.

Registration information.

Join dancers from 24 states and 7 countries (so far) coming together for an awesome dance experience! Lindy Hop is the main focus, although there are plenty of other class choices such as Balboa, Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz and specialty topics. That’s just the classes. Beantown is so much more! Campus Five, Gordon Webster, Glenn Crytzer, Competitions, Beantown Bounce (the instructors show), Norma Miller, Beantown’s Got Talent, Beantown Karaoke, 4th of July BBQ, Happy Hour, Soul Party, the Pub, the food, the beaches…good times! Now is the perfect time to plan your summer vacation of dance!

Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 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 2012. 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.

Jonathan Stout and Sylvia SykesThe Early Bird discount for camp registration expires on Monday, April 30. 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!!!

Join us for our 16th year! There are multiple housing choices to choose from whether you want a single, double (2 beds) or to coordinate with a group of people.

Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 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 2012. You will be glad you did!

The website continues to be updated with the latest info. Check out all the details at:

Full Camp Information & Registration

Beantown CampThe last day for the Beantown early bird registration prices is coming up quickly on Monday, 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.

You can check out details on the Beantown website.

Beantown Camp 2012 is going to be AWESOME! With our last night falling on July 4th, this will be an excellent opportunity to attend the full week.

Check out the full schedule to see all the great stuff to look forward to.

Beantown CampIt’s Beantown’s 16th year and of course we have to make it the most awesome ever! With the stellar line-up of bands and DJs, it’s a can’t miss!

First, the return of Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, featuring Hilary Alexander! Not just one night, but for two! There was no question after last year that we had to bring them back!

Can’t miss Gordon Webster’s Band featuring Naomi Uyama! A Beantown favorite. Camp would not be the same without them!

Rounding out the live music is Glenn Crytzer and his Syncopators featuring Meschiya Lake and Solomon Douglas! They will be joining us for our last evening as we celebrate the 4th of July and another amazing week of Beantown.Cool

That’s a lot to be excited about! But there’s more…

Michael Gamble will be running our DJ booth with an excellent crew which includes Dan Newsome, Jesse Hanus, Erica Vess and Alain Wong! In addition, Peter Strom will be back hosting a late night Soul Party, a not-to-be-missed Beantown highlight!

Early Bird registration ends on April 30! Register now to get the cheaper prices. Most of the Endicott housing options are still available.

Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 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 2012. You will be glad you did!

The website continues to be updated with the latest info. Check out all the details.

The teaching staff is now complete! Can you imagine a whole week of awesome classes with awesome teachers? We’ve got that!

  • Beantown InstructorsEvita Arce
  • Eric Fenn
  • Nina Gilkenson
  • Laura Glaess
  • Skye Humphries
  • Michael Jagger
  • William Mauvais
  • Mike Roberts
  • Peter Strom
  • Sylvia Sykes
  • Maeva Truntzer
  • Naomi Uyama
  • Richard Badu
  • Heather Ballew
  • Daryl Begin
  • Gabriella Cook
  • Jaya Gamble
  • Michael Gamble
  • Kate Hedin
  • Javier “Skeets” Johnson
  • Kenny Nelson
  • Daniel Newsome
  • Michael Seguin
  • Jennifer Stout
  • Andrew Thigpen
  • Karen Turman
  • Bobby White

But wait, there’s more! Tai Chi with Richard Badu, Afternoon Stretch with Linda Freeman, Outdoor Fitness with Kenny Nelson and Do-it-yourself Shoe Chroming with Ed Wilson.

That’s a lot of awesome!

The Early Bird Rates expire on April 30! Register now to get the cheaper prices.

If you would like a work crew position in exchange for a registration discount, please contact us. There are still a few available.

Camp runs from June 28 to July 5 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 2012. 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.

Beantown CampBeantown is open! Our new registration is in place and so far is working very nicely. There are new payment options to choose from to hopefully make the process easier for everyone. There are also new discounts! The first tier sold out shortly after registration opened and the 2nd tier currently has only 4 places left. Go get ‘em!

Beantown Camp Registration.

One of the housing choices has sold out, but there are still plenty of great options to choose from.

Endicott Reservation.

Join us for an amazing dance vacation! Beantown runs from June 28 to July 5th with multiple registration options to choose from. Register now to join dancers from around the country and beyond.