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

Provisional Schedule Information (subject to change)

Class names and descriptions are being added as they become available. Your track class schedule will be available at camp. Please note, there may need to be changes before the start of camp, but every effort will be made to keep this schedule up to date. Get on the mailing list for updates on Beantown Camp 2017.


Friday, June 23, 2017

8:45–​9:45am Breakfast Dining Hall
Optional Classes
9:40–​10:40am Lindy Hop (Beg) Beginner Crash Course, Part 3 Dan & Jenny Lindy Hop (Int) Swinging Out Every Way Andy & Nina There are so many ways to swingout. With each different feel you learn, you become more flexible and more interesting. Partner Charleston (Int–Adv) Face to Face Charleston Naomi & Skye Wake up with some 1920’s flavored face to face Charleston. We'll take you through the basic to some interesting moves and variations. Lindy Hop (Adv) Al versus Frankie Daryl & Jennifer Our interpretation of Frankie Manning's styling versus Al Minns' on some quintessential steps.
10:55am–​11:55am Lindy Hop (Beg) Beginner Crash Course, Part 4 Dan & Jenny Lindy Hop (Int) Be One with the Band Jenna & Jon Swingout Variations (Int/Adv–Adv) Footwork Variation Choices Javier & Sylvia Optional footwork variation choices for leads and follows, and a few fun lead variations on the basic swingout. Lindy Hop (Adv) Dancing to Jazz: Musical Patterns & Clichés Andy & Nina Jazz (like Jazz dance) is a language. We'll identify common ideas you might hear repeated in songs you dance to, and will give some ideas on how to respond to them with a partner.
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 Lindy Hop (Beg) Beginner Crash Course, Part 5 Anthony & Erin Competition/Show (Int–Adv) Standing Out from the Crowd Daryl & Jennifer Our personal philosophies on competing, performing, and what makes us want to watch you dance. Solo Jazz (Int/Adv–Adv) Making a Statement Jon You know the steps, you can do the shapes, so let's talk about when, why and how to use them. Partner Charleston (All Levels) Airplane Charleston Challenge Richard Fun variations and combinations of corridors, aka airplane Charleston. Balboa Plus (Int/Adv–Adv) Flow & Partner Responsibilities Javier & SylviaWe will work on flow and partner responsibilities within figures and basic footwork. 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.
2:50–​3:50pm Lindy Hop (Beg) Beginner Crash Course, Part 6 Anthony & Erin Momentum & Flow (Beg–Int) Keep It Flowing Naomi & Peter Keep the momentum and energy flowing between the simple moves. Make the basics smoother and easier for your partner. Connection & Partnering (Int–Adv) Advanced Social Dancing Bobby & Kate Some of the Lindy skills almost never taught in class. Specialty (Int–Adv) Leading & Following Swivel Variations Evita & Michael Leaders will learn the secrets of how to lead the swivel for their Follower well, and then get three variations using those techniques. Footwork/Rhythm Variations (Int/Adv–Adv) Footwork Variations: Some of the Classics Andy & Nina Learn some footwork variations that we either learned from the classic clips from the '30s and '40s, directly from some of the greats, or passed down to us in a mysterious game of Lindy Hop "Telephone." Specialty (All Levels) Intro to Tap Nathan Let's dance and make music at the same time! All levels welcome. No tap shoes? No problem!
4:00–​6:00pm Blue/Green/Yellow/Pink Tracks Track Auditions Auditorium Open Practice Kevin Chapel 5:30–​6:00pm Stretching Lori Aerobics Room A great way to look after your body at the end of the day! 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
6:50–​7:05pm Final Friday Competition Registration Dining Hall
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
9:30–​11:30pm Track Assignments Callahan
9:30pm–​12:30am Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders, featuring Hilary Alexander
~10:15pm Camp Welcome Lindy Hop & Balboa Teacher Introductions
~11:40pm Solo Jazz Competition
12:45am Soul Competition
1:15am–​Late Swing & Blues Dance with Dan & JennyCallahan