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

Schedule

Check the Campus Map for building locations. The schedule may change and additions made before the start of camp, and every effort will be made to keep this schedule up to date. The final schedule and your track class schedule will be available at camp.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

3:30–​5:45pm Check-In (Thursday Add-On & Whole Shebang) Callahan
Competition Registration Callahan
6:00–​7:00pm Dinner Dining Hall
Evening
7:00–​10:00pm Late Check-In (Thursday Add-On & Whole Shebang) Callahan
Competition Registration Callahan
Optional Classes
7:15–​8:15pm Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course (Beg) Part 1 Jennifer & Daryl See Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course description. Lindy Hop (Int) Closed Position—Don’t Be Scared! Jenna & Javier Let’s explore and create in the lesser used closed position. Balboa (Int–Int/Adv) Close Bal-Swing Kate & Bobby Exploring the closer side of Bal-Swing for dynamic and controlled partnership. Lindy Hop (Adv) Jenny & Christian
8:30–​9:30pm Solo Jazz (All Levels) Solo Jazz Boot Camp LaTasha Drills, exercises and games to level up your solo Jazz dancing. Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course (Beg) Part 2 Jennifer & Daryl See Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course description. Lindy Hop (Int) Help! I Suck At Charleston! Naomi & Peter Lindy Hop (Adv) When To Hold On & When To Let Go Erin & Andy Exploring when to physically connect and when not to in your partner dancing, and get better at both.
9:30pm–​Late Opening Night Dance Callahan

Friday, June 29, 2018

8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
Optional Classes
9:40–​10:40am Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course (Beg) Part 3 Jenny & Christian See Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course description. Lindy Hop (Int) Distinguishing 6 & 8’s Jennifer & Daryl Explore how to tweak a move so that it results in either a 6 or 8-count step. Slow Dancing/Blues (Int/Adv–Adv) Masking Transitions Evita & Michael Simple options for seamlessly transitioning between basic moves that hides the beginning and end of familiar figures. Lindy Hop (Adv) Partner Slides Jenna & Felipe Slide to the Left… Slide to the right… Everybody clap your hands! Putting different slides comfortably into your partner dancing.
10:55–​11:55am Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course (Beg) Part 4 Jenny & Christian See Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course description. Lindy Hop (Int) Weird Grooves Erin & Andy Connect with different and atypical grooves in songs and see where they take you. Partner Charleston (Int/Adv–Adv) The Secret To Tandem Charleston Jenna & Jon Tandem Charleston is one of the classic Charleston shapes we all have to learn at some point, but there can be a lot of questions. Where is my partner? Why am I on the wrong foot? What’s happening now? What do I do with my hands? The mysteries never cease. We are here to clear up some of these mysteries, and give you a completely new understanding of the step. Lindy Hop (Adv) Hip Pop Frog Jump Jennifer & Daryl This fun sequence challenges your timing and partnership skills. Please wear athletic shoes for stability and support.
12:00–​1:00pm Lunch Dining Hall
12:30–​5:45pm Check-In (Weekend, Extended Weekend & Week) Callahan
Competition Registration Callahan
Optional Classes
1:35–​2:35pm Movement (All Levels) Fundamentals Of Movement Eric Learn basic movement technique for any form of dance. Gain a better relationship to your body and the way it moves by working on isolations, core movement and basic footwork. Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course (Beg) Part 5 Lunou & Zack See Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course description. Partner Charleston (Beg–Int) Tandem Challenge Richard Time to add some variety to your Tandem Charleston. Basic Tandem required. Solo Jazz (Int/Adv–Adv) Solo Jazz Felipe Specialty (Int–Adv) Whitey’s-Inspired Fast Lindy LaTasha & Bobby Moves and techniques the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers used at blazing speeds. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can sweat in. Balboa (Adv) Balboa Secrets Sylvia & JavierJavi has Balboa secrets he is willing to share.
2:50–​3:50pm Music Analysis for Dancers (All Levels) Listening To Music Wisely Michael G A non-dancing class for dancers, folks that love music, and folks that just wanna understand more about it. We will learn some terminology, explore some concepts, and listen to plenty of awesome music! St. Louis Shag (All Levels) Intro To St. Louis Shag Jenny & Christian Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course (Beg) Part 6 Lunou & Zack See Lindy Hop Beginner Crash Course description. Specialty (Beg–Int) The Social Dancer LaTasha & Josh So we’ve learned a step, now how do we use it? Let’s gain some technique for enjoying the social dance floor. Competition/Show (Int–Adv) Listening Under Pressure Erin & Felipe How to truly showcase the partnership while competing, whether in a Strictly or Mix & Match format. We’ll work on exercises to pay attention, complete phrases, build rhythmic flow and help each other shine. Footwork/Rhythm Variations (Int/Adv–Adv) Fancy Footwork Naomi & Skye
4:00–​6:00pm Open Practice & Orange/Red Track Meetup Maria & Shelby Chapel Plus special meetup for Orange and Red tracks. Blue/Green/Yellow/Pink Tracks Track Auditions Auditorium 5:00–​6:00pm Camp Shop Drop-Off Only Callahan For those with items to sell in the shop. See Camp Shop for more information.
6:00–​7:00pm Dinner Dining Hall
6:45–​7:00pm Final Friday Competition Registration Maria Dining Hall
Evening
7:15–​10:00pm Late Check-In (Weekend, Extended Weekend & Week) Callahan
7:30pm–​1:15am Evening Dance Callahan
8:00pm Mix & Match Competition Preliminaries
9:15–​11:45pm Track Assignments Callahan By last name: 9:15–10:15pm A–L; 10:45–11:45pm M–Z
Must bring name badge!
9:30pm–​12:40am The Candy Jacket Jazz Band
10:15pm Camp Welcome Teacher Introductions
11:45pm Solo Jazz Competition
12:45am Soul Competition
1:15am–​Late Late Night Dance Callahan

Saturday, June 30, 2018

8:00–​9:00am Latecomers Auditions Auditorium For those that missed the auditions. Be sure to bring your name badge and audition number!
8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
Lindy Hop Tracks
9:30–​10:30am Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
10:45–​11:45am Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
Mini-Track 1
12:00–​1:00pm Music Analysis for Dancers (All Levels) Digging The Classics Michael G A non-dancing class to get you even deeper into the music by listening to and talking about some great historical recordings, bandleaders and musicians and what made their work so amazing. Specialty (Beg–Int) Jenny & Christian Balboa (Beg–Int) Intro To Balboa Sylvia & Javier Flashy Moves (Int/Adv–Adv) Hitting The 6 Jenna & Jon All the cool kids are hitting 6 nowadays. Frankie and Norma did it, so we do it too. Here are some of our favorite ways to accent some of the even counts. Solo Jazz (Int/Adv–Adv) Solo Jazz Improv Games! Naomi Teacher Training Mini-Track Part 1 Evita & Michael See Teacher Training mini-track description.
1:10–​2:10pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:55–​2:10pm Final Saturday Competition Registration Maria Dining Hall
Mini-Track 2
2:20–​3:20pm St. Louis Shag Routine Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 1 Jenny & Christian See St. Louis Shag Routine mini-track description. Specialty (Beg–Int) Turn Around Jenna & Felipe Every now and then I get a little bit dizzy… But this class will help you. Turning techniques, tips and applications—for follows and leads. Footwork/Rhythm Variations (Beg–Int) The Rhythm In Your Walk LaTasha & JonSometimes footwork gets fancy. Sometimes we just want to walk around. We are going to do a bit of both, and see how complexity and simplicity can create awesomeness. Solo Jazz (Beg–Int) Solo Jazz Skye Hip Hop Combo Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 1 Eric See Eric’s Hip Hop Combo mini-track description. Specialty (Int/Adv–Adv) Jump Turns Jennifer & Daryl Always dynamic, the Jump Turn has a life of its own. Please wear athletic shoes for stability and support. Playing Swing Music (All Levels Musicians With Instruments) Melody & Your Musical Voice Keenan This class will explore different ways to infuse a tune with your own personal touch. We’ll also look at how balancing theory and intuition helps you create catchy, singable solos!
Lindy Hop Tracks
3:35–​4:35pm Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
Mini-Track 3
4:45–​5:15pm Open Practice Maria & Shelby Chapel Afternoon Chi Richard Lodge Loosen up and connect with Tai Chi movement. Stretching Erin Aerobics Room A great way to look after your body at the end of the day! Track Questions Auditorium An opportunity to see the instructors with questions about your Lindy Hop Track placement. Be sure to bring your name badge and track schedule!
5:20–​6:50pm Camp Social Winthrop Back Lawn
7:00–​8:00pm Dinner Dining Hall
Evening
8:30pm–​12:45am Evening Dance Callahan
8:30–​9:30pm Camp Shop Callahan
8:30–​11:00pm Vintage Faire Callahan A selection of vintage clothing vendors coordinated by Jason of The Greater Boston Vintage Society.
8:45pm Strictly Lindy Competition
9:30pm–​1:00am Photo Booth Callahan Tom will be running the Beantown Camp 2018 photo booth. Come get your picture taken!
9:30pm–​12:45am Jonathan Stout Orchestra, featuring Hilary Alexander
10:25pm Band Break Mix & Match Competition Finals
11:45pm Band Break Performance Callahan
12:45am–​Late Late Night Dance Callahan

Sunday, July 1, 2018

8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
Lindy Hop Tracks
10:00–​11:00am Other Tracks Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
Mini-Track 1
11:15am–​12:15pm Specialty (All Levels) Soul Sylvia & Peter Specialty (Beg–Int) The Joy Of Promenades Jennifer & Daryl Explore some variations on this classic move. Balboa (Beg–Int) With A Twist Kate & Javier Come explore some unique ideas that play with rotation—with a twist ending that’ll be sure to dazzle your partner. Competition/Show (Int–Adv) Jenny & Christian Slow Dancing/Blues (Int/Adv–Adv) Moving Slow Naomi & Skye Jazz Routine Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 1 Jon See Jon’s Jazz Routine mini-track description. Teacher Training Mini-Track Part 2 See Teacher Training mini-track description.
12:25–​1:25pm Lunch Dining Hall
1:35–​2:35pm Presentation Q&A With Norma Norma Miller & Bobby White CallahanNorma grew up in Harlem across from the Savoy Ballroom and it seems that Lindy Hop was her destiny. She was one of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from a very young age and has had an amazing life. At 98 she’s still lively and energetic. Norma enjoys meeting campers and telling us about her life and experiences. We cherish every moment with her. Don’t miss this opportunity with Norma, the Queen of Swing!
Lindy Hop Tracks
2:50–​3:50pm Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Example Track
Mini-Track 2
4:05–​5:05pm Frankie Doo (All Levels) Part 1 Peter Choreographed by Frankie Manning! If you already know Tranky Doo, the beginning is the same, and then it quickly moves to something very different. This solo Jazz line dance will be taught over 3 classes. All levels are welcome! St. Louis Shag Routine Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 2 Jenny & Christian See St. Louis Shag Routine mini-track description. Slow Dancing/Blues (Beg–Int) Let’s Go To The Beach! Jenna & Javier Some nice and slow, groovin’ beach tunes and dancin’. Playing Swing Music (Beg–Int Musicians With Instruments) Soloing Games, Ear Training & More Michael G This class is just a fun exploration of your instrument, some approaches to improvisation, and using your ears to make musical ideas happen! Hip Hop Combo Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 2 Eric See Eric’s Hip Hop Combo mini-track description. The Breakaway Jennifer & Daryl Once upon a time before Lindy Hop, this was the dance of the day. Balboa (Adv) Hard But Fun Kate & BobbyBal moves to challenge and inspire.
Mini-Track 3
5:20–​6:20pm The Art Of The Jazz Jam For Singers Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 1 Taryn See The Art Of The Jazz Jam For Singers mini-track description. DJ Summit Mini-Track Part 1: Where To Start? Jonathan If you’re new to the DJ world, where do you start? How do you build your collection? How do you find music? If you’re already DJ’ing, what are your tricks? How do you find that sound you really like? How do you develop your ear? How do you define your style? See DJ Summit mini-track description. Open Practice Maria & Shelby Chapel 5:50–​6:20pm Stretching Erin Aerobics Room A great way to look after your body at the end of the day! Camp Shop Callahan
5:30–​6:30pm Early Housing Check-Out (Weekend) Sunday evening activities are included with the Weekend Callahan
6:25–​7:25pm Dinner Dining Hall
Evening
7:15–​8:00pm Housing Check-Out (Weekend) Sunday evening activities are included with the Weekend Callahan
7:30–​9:00pm Panel Discussion Moving Inclusivity Forward: How To Go From Well Meaning To Well Doing In The Lindy Hop Community Hosted by Julia Loving
9:15pm–​12:30am Evening Dance Callahan
9:30pm–​12:30am Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, featuring Hilary Alexander
10:25pm Band Break Competition Awards Callahan
11:40pm Band Break Performance Callahan
12:30am–​Late Late Night Dance Callahan

Monday, July 2, 2018

8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:30–​10:30am Check-Out (Sunday Night Add-On) Callahan
Lindy Hop Tracks
10:00–​11:00am Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Example Track Other Tracks
Mini-Track 1
11:15am–​12:15pm Specialty (Beg–Int) Lindy Hop: Stretch & Go! Richard Harness the power of stretch for dynamic dancing! Partner Charleston (Beg–Int) Transitions Jenna & Javier We will look at new and fun ways to seamlessly transition between different types of Charleston shapes. Movement (Int–Adv) House & Jazz Footwork Eric Mixing House and Jazz footwork. Jazz Routine Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 2 Jon See Jon’s Jazz Routine mini-track description. Flashy Moves (Int/Adv–Adv) Jenny & Christian Teacher Training Mini-Track Part 3 Kate & Bobby See Teacher Training mini-track description.
12:20–​1:20pm Lunch Dining Hall
Lindy Hop Tracks
1:30–​2:30pm Other Tracks Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
Mini-Track 2
2:45–​3:45pm Frankie Doo (All Levels) Part 2 Peter Part 2 of the Frankie Doo. Footwork/Rhythm Variations (Beg–Int) Jenny & Christian Competition/Show (Int–Adv) Dancing With Confidence Jennifer & Daryl We’ll give you our views of competing and what makes the best impression. Hip Hop Combo Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 3 Eric See Eric’s Hip Hop Combo mini-track description. St. Louis Shag St. Louis Shag Jenna & Jon St. Louis Shag has a lot of classic steps that we have learned form the original dancers, but we also create new steps by taking inspiration from the old steps. Let’s take a look at a couple classics and see how we have adapted and twisted them to create something new. Open to anyone who’s learned the basic step.
Mini-Track 3
4:00–​5:00pm The Art Of The Jazz Jam For Singers Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 2 Taryn See The Art Of The Jazz Jam For Singers mini-track description. DJ Summit Mini-Track Part 2: What’s Next? Jonathan Great! You now have enough music to dip your foot into the DJ world! What now? What hardware do you use? Laptop? Tablet? iPod shuffle? What software? Then, how do you plan your evening? Is it a casual social dance? An evening with a band? Are you DJ’ing competitions? If you have answers to any of these questions, come share your knowledge with those who seek answers! See DJ Summit mini-track description. Afternoon Chi Richard Lodge Loosen up and connect with Tai Chi movement.
5:15–​6:15pm Talk & Video Presentation Amazing Lindy Hoppers You Might Not Heard Of Before Bobby White Lodge Take a journey through some of the lesser-known original Lindy Hoppers and see their beautiful styles in action. Open Practice Maria & Shelby Chapel 5:45–​6:15pm Stretching Erin Aerobics Room A great way to look after your body at the end of the day! Camp Shop Callahan
6:20–​7:20pm Dinner Dining Hall
Evening
7:15–​8:15pm Housing Check-Out (Extended Weekend) Monday evening activities are included with the Extended Weekend Callahan
8:30–​9:30pm Beantown Bounce (Show) Rose
9:45pm–​12:00am Evening Dance Lodge
9:45pm–​12:30am Endicott Pub Gully’s
9:45pm–​12:00am Beantown Karaoke with Jon Tigert Gully’s
12:00am S’mores Fire Pit Outside Lodge
12:00am–​Late Soul Party with Peter Strom Lodge

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:30–​10:30am Check-Out (Monday Night Add-On) Callahan
Mini-Track 1
11:00am–​12:00pm Movement (All Levels) More Fundamentals Of Movement Eric Friday’s Fundamentals of Movement class is not required. Eric will change things up and add some more! Slow Dancing/Blues (Beg–Int) Enjoy The Moment! Lunou & Zack Learn to float and swim through the rhythms of slow swing with Zack and Lunou! Jazz Routine Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 3 Jon See Jon’s Jazz Routine mini-track description. Footwork/Rhythm Variations (Int/Adv–Adv) Fun With Grapevines Jennifer & Daryl Weave this into your Lindy Hop! Teacher Training Mini-Track Part 4 Kate & Bobby See Teacher Training mini-track description.
12:10–​1:10pm Lunch Dining Hall
Lindy Hop Tracks
1:20–​2:20pm Other Tracks Other Tracks Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
2:35–​3:35pm Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Example Track Other Tracks
Mini-Track 2
3:50–​4:50pm Music Analysis for Dancers (All Levels) What About This Music Makes Us Wanna Dance: Part 1 Gordon Covering musical phrasing, orchestration, arrangement techniques, form, instrumentation, repetition, call and response. St. Louis Shag Routine Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 3 Jenny & Christian See St. Louis Shag Routine mini-track description. Balboa (Beg–Int) What Do I Do With My Hands? Jenna & JonWe are going to take some classic shapes from Bal-Swing and mix up the hands a bit and see how we have to adapt to different connections and how we can create new opportunities. Hip Hop Combo Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 4 Eric See Eric’s Hip Hop Combo mini-track description. Solo Jazz (Int/Adv–Adv) Solo Jazz Skye
Mini-Track 3
5:05–​6:05pm Frankie Doo (All Levels) Part 3 Peter Last part of the Frankie Doo. The Art Of The Jazz Jam For Singers Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 3 Taryn See The Art Of The Jazz Jam For Singers mini-track description. DJ Summit Mini-Track Part 3: Let’s Talk About Music! Jonathan Now that we have answered so many questions, let’s talk about music! Which artists make your heart sing? What are you currently digging? What’s that new band you’re really into? Or maybe you only want to come talk about your endless love for Count Basie? Whatever it is, come share your passion of what brings us all together: The Music! See DJ Summit mini-track description. Open Practice Maria & Shelby Chapel 5:35–​6:05pm Stretching Erin Aerobics Room A great way to look after your body at the end of the day!
6:15–​7:15pm Dinner Dining Hall
Evening
8:15–​9:15pm Beantown’s Got Talent Rose
9:30pm–​12:45am Evening Dance Callahan
9:30–​10:30pm Camp Shop Callahan
9:45–​12:45pm The Gordon Webster Band featuring Charles Turner Callahan
12:45am–​Late Late Night Dance Callahan

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
Mini-Track 1
10:00–​11:00am Solo Jazz (Beg–Int) Solo For Life! Erin This is where you can build a relationship with your solo dance that will last a lifetime. Learn to love dancing by yourself at home, on the dance floor and with other solo dancers. We’ll cover vocabulary, quality of movement and quality of creating. Movement (Int–Adv) Urban Contemporary Eric Exploring the fusion of urban and contemporary/modern movement such as accent verses flow and release verses control. Eric will also be adding some on-the-floor movement and transitions. Don’t be hesitant, Eric always makes things very accessible! Jazz Routine Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Part 4 Jon See Jon’s Jazz Routine mini-track description. Balboa (Int/Adv–Adv) Balboa Needs Sylvia & Javier What you need that Sylvia will show you.
Lindy Hop Tracks
11:15am–​12:15pm Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
12:20–​1:20pm Lunch Dining Hall
Mini-Track 2
1:30–​2:30pm Music Analysis for Dancers (All Levels) What About This Music Makes Us Wanna Dance: Part 2 Gordon The roles of instruments in a historical context, and how the underpinnings of Jazz and Swing related music styles have evolved through the eras. With a live rhythm section! St. Louis Shag Routine Mini-Track (All Levels) Part 4 Jenny & Christian See St. Louis Shag Routine mini-track description. Specialty (Beg–Int) Barrel Rolls Jennifer & Daryl This move seems to have a bad rap. Let’s break it down, make it comfy and cozy, and then have fun with it! Hip Hop Combo Mini-Track (Int–Adv) Hip Hop Practice Eric See Eric’s Hip Hop Combo mini-track description. Specialty (Int/Adv–Adv) Let’s Talk About Steps, Baby Jenna & Jon We all know how to do Rock steps, and triple steps, and more. Let’s dive a little deeper and talk about where they come from, and why we use them. Be prepared to get nitty gritty.
Lindy Hop Tracks
2:45–​3:45pm Other Tracks Example Track Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
4:00–​4:30pm Track Routine Practice Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks Other Tracks
5:30pm Class PerformancesRose Performance Hall
6:30–​7:15pm Early Housing Check-Out (Week & Whole Shebang) Wednesday evening activities are included with the Week/Whole Shebang Callahan
6:45–​7:15pm BBQ & Dance Party Check-In (Wednesday Add-On) Misselwood Tent
7:00–​8:00pm Camp BBQMisselwood Tent
7:00–​9:00pm Lawn Games by the SeaMisselwood
~9:00pm Fireworks by the SeaMisselwood
Evening
9:45pm–​1:30am Evening Dance Callahan
10:00pm–​1:30am The Gordon Webster Band featuring Charles Turner
Photo Booth Callahan Tom will be running the Beantown Camp 2018 photo booth. Come get your picture taken!
10:30–​11:30pm Camp Shop Callahan
12:00am Band Break Ice Cream Party
1:30am–​Late Late Night Dance Callahan

Thursday, July 5, 2018

9:30–​10:30am Breakfast Dining Hall
9:30am–12:00pm Check-Out (Week, Whole Shebang & Wednesday Add-On) Callahan
10:00am–12:00pm Camp Shop Callahan