22nd Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA

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Mini-Track and Optional class instructors.

Keenan McKenzie plays reeds at dance events across the country, frequently appearing with the Rhythm Serenaders, The Mint Julep Jazz Band, and The Lindy Focus All-Star Orchestra, led by Jonathan Stout. He also is a busy composer/transcriber, having reconstructed many of the Chick Webb and Jimmie Lunceford charts for the Heritage Sounds campaigns. Based in Durham, North Carolina, Keenan maintains a full roster of private students and teaches saxophone at NC State University.

Gordon has been a long time Beantown favorite, bringing his fabulous band to camp. This year we’re thrilled that he’s also joining our teaching staff. What classes will he be teaching? Musicality, of course!

Erin Morris is a champion solo Jazz dancer, celebrated Lindy Hop artist, and a working Jazz musician. She is a formidable improviser and spirited partner, able to draw upon a wealth of musical knowledge and vernacular dance movement. Her strongest influences are Katherine Dunham and Leon James and, of course, the music itself. In the classroom she is renowned for her depth and clarity, and she strives to develop artists and individuals.  She is very proud that none of her students ever look like her. She has taught, performed, and competed around the world.  

Jenna first started dancing when she was still in diapers. She began swing dancing some many years later, luckily no longer in diapers. Jenna continues to expand her dancing repertoire and share her love and knowledge of these dances with others. Although she enjoys pretty much any type of dancing and music you can move to, her first love is Lindy Hop. Her energy and passion create the perfect environment for learning, creating challenging yet applicable lessons.

Jon is an internationally known performer and and instructor proficient in a multitude of vintage dance styles, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, and Tap. He holds competition titles from The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (ULHS), The Canadian Swing Dance Championships, and The International Lindy Hop Championships, as well as being a featured performer with the Indiana University School of Music, and the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphonies.

Javier learned to feel the music in Atlanta in early 2005 and literally has not stopped dancing since that day. Now living in the Hartford area, he has founded Hartford Underground and travels to teach and compete at events around the country. While Balboa is his specialty, Lindy Hop and Charleston are his first loves.

Always striving to capture the classic spirit of the original Jitterbugs with a modern voice, Bobby and Kate teach Balboa, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, and Collegiate Shag nationally and internationally.