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

DJs

Allen Kerr (Head DJ)

Allen has been ravenously collecting music since 2005 and found he has a knack for finding music that delights and inspires dancers. His goal is the keep the energy lively and the dancing fun regardless of the speed of the song. Organizers continue to seek out his skills for major international events such as the International Lindy Hop Championships, Lindy Focus and Herräng. Allen is honored to be Head DJ again this year at Beantown, which he attended as a student in 2005 and 2006. Besides social dances, Allen will also be busy at camp DJing for competitions, auditions as well as some of the special events throughout the week.

Jonathan Caron

Jonathan hails from Montréal, Québec, where he took his first dance class nine years ago. The punk kid he was wasn’t into Jazz at first, but he quickly grew fond of Basie’s piano, Hampton’s vibraphone and Hodges’ alto saxophone. His music collection started growing, and he eventually started DJ locally in Montréal and Québec City. He then got more opportunities to spin his tunes out of town, appearing as a DJ in events such as Dirty Dozen Weekend and the Boston Tea Party. He’s been on the DJ team of Beantown Camp for the last four years. He started taking care of the camp’s DJ Summit last year, and will debut it as a full mini-track this year!

Shelby Johnson

Shelby Johnson is a self proclaimed music snob who fell in love with Jazz at an early age, listening to the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He really fell in love with swing music in the 6th grade thanks to a music appreciation class and started playing Jazz in the 8th grade after three years in band as a drummer and percussionist at Blendon Middle School in Westerville, Ohio. At Westerville North High School, Shelby started playing the Vibraphone and would transpose his parts for most pieces as many pieces didn’t provide written music for his instrument. This developed Shelby’s ear for music that was a huge catalyst for him catching the swing dance bug in 2011 in Orlando, Florida and boy what kind of journey that has started. Two years later Shelby became one of the premier DJ’s in the Southeast being featured at exchanges in Florida and South Carolina. In 2013 Shelby moved to Dallas, TX where he continues to deliver awesome syncopated tunes for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Collegiate Shag. Shelby’s passion for social dancing, teaching and competing landed him the 2016 Frankie Manning Ambassador Scholarship to Herrang Dance Camp where he expanded his knowledge on Jazz Dance and Music History.

Sarah Spoon

Hailing from the seething metropolis that is London, UK. Sarah Spoon (also known as DJ Cardigan), has an eclectic taste that is much in demand at Lindy Hop, Blues and Balboa events alike. Brought up with eclectic tastes, it was her passion for music that lead her to discover swing dancing, and she loves nothing more than getting that dance floor going!

Peter Strom

Peter will be hosting the Soul Party on Monday late night in the Lodge. The Soul Party is always a camp highlight and you don’t want to miss it!

More DJs TBA