21st Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA
Hop to the Beat
Tony and Aurelie established Hop to the Beat Dance Studio in 1995 and offered the first Lindy Hop classes in the Boston area. The original goal was to spread the joy of Lindy Hopping and that has not changed! What started as small Lindy Hop practices in the early days eventually grew into the popular monthly Uptown Swing dance in Brookline. Beantown Camp was started in 1997. Much has happened, evolved and been added over the years and HTTB celebrated its 21st anniversary last fall!
Uptown Swing Dance
Uptown Swing is a monthly Saturday dance hosted by Hop to the Beat at KI in Brookline. KI is a beautiful venue with the largest dance floor in New England. It is in a prime location, only a few blocks from Coolidge Corner. Live bands are featured each month for Lindy Hop, Swing, and Balboa. The atmosphere is fun and friendly and all levels are very welcome!
International Lindy Hop Championships
The International Lindy Hop Championships (ILHC) will take place in Washington D.C. August 27-30, 2015. It’s the event’s mission to recognize the international presence and appeal of Lindy Hop, while preserving its spirit and giving the dance the respect and honor it deserves. Hundreds of “Jitterbugs” from around the world will come to dance with one another, throw each other around in the air, learn more about Lindy Hop, and compete in many different competitions for prize money and bragging rights.
ILHC is sponsoring the Advanced Jack & Jill competition.
The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year’s Party, returning December 26th 2014 - January 1st 2015 in Asheville, NC USA.
Lindy Focus is sponsoring the Strictly Lindy competition.
The Dirty Dozen Weekend
The Dirty Dozen Weekend is held each spring and is hosted by Providence Swings. The weekend includes dances, workshops and the Dirty Dozen Mash-Up Jack and Jill. It’s the Dirty Dozen Weekend: Swingin’ Out a New Style of Justice!
The Dirty Dozen Weekend is sponsoring the Soul competition.
Montreal Swing Riot
Montreal Swing Riot is sponsoring the Solo Jazz competition.
Heartland Swing Festival
Heartland Swing Festival is held in April in Des Moines, Iowa. Three days of dance inspiration with classes and contests.
Heartland Swing Festival is sponsoring the Intermediate Jack & Jill competition.