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Beantown CampThere is still time to register. This will be Beantown’s 18th year and we know it is going to be awesome from start to finish. So much is coming together that has us very excited! Camp runs from June 26 to July 3 with multiple registration options. Do the whole shebang if you can. There is so much that you will not want to miss!

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Frankie 100Frankie 100 in NYC was truly spectacular from start to finish! The organizers did an amazing job with every little detail and extra. One of the major highlights was the countdown to Frankie’s birthday and the big balloon drop. Just incredible as all those people from 47 countries, spread out over 3 floors, joined together to celebrate this extraordinary man. Frankie was definitely smiling down on us at that moment!

Savoy Ballroom PlaqueAnother very special highlight was the gathering at the sight of the Savoy Ballroom, the inauguration of World Lindy Hop Day, and the parade through Harlem. We just wanted to soak it all in, walking the neighborhood where both Frankie and Norma grew up. It is mind boggling to think how what happened there has had such an impact on our lives today.

For us as Lindy Hoppers for just over 20 years now, it was so special to reunite with so many people from around the world that we have met and become friends with. It was a wonderful reminder of our early days and all the excitement that came with that and the amazing opportunities we had traveling to Sweden and England and other parts of the U.S. Frankie and Lindy Hop changed our lives and has given us so much. We are incredibly grateful to be a part of this worldwide community and to Frankie for teaching us how to dance and how to live!

Beantown CampMay 26 marks one month until opening day for Beantown Camp 2014! We are so excited for another opportunity to share the Lindy Love! We’ll be remembering Frankie and the special place we hold for him in our hearts. Norma Miller will be back as well as an incredible lineup of 36 instructors, the Boilermaker Jazz Band, Campus Five, Gordon Webster, and so far campers from 4 countries and 26 states! This will be Beantown’s 18th year and there is still time to join in.

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Beantown CampIf you would like to register at a discount price, now is the time to get in your registration. May 31 is the last day to get the last Discount prices!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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