We have an absolutely amazing line-up of instructors for both the Mini-Camp and the Full Week camp. Besides the classes, competitions, presentations and other activities, camp is also a great social time with friends and to make new friends with dancers from all over the country and beyond. So far we have people coming from 21 states and 10 countries.
Details and registration information are all available on the Beantown web site. The Mini-Camp workshop schedule is now up.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Tony & Aurelie
8th Annual Beantown Lindy Hop Summer Camp 2004
Bryant College, Smithfield, RI, USA
- Friday, July 2 - Sunday, July 4, 2004
Beantown Lindy Hop Mini-Camp
in conjunction with the
Northeast Lindy Hop Championships
- Monday, July 5 - Sunday, July 11, 2004
Beantown Lindy Hop Summer Camp
Registration is open. Sign up by May 26th to avoid late fees! Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. For full details and registration, check out the web site at:
Beantown has three options: choose either the weekend Mini-Camp, the week long Camp or both. The Camp is a great opportunity to enjoy a week taking classes with a truly outstanding world class line-up of instructors with limited track sizes for personal attention. The Mini-Camp is run in conjunction with the Northeast Lindy Hop Championships. It is a weekend packed with a big variety of workshops taught by national and international instructors, competitions and lots of social dancing. Whether you come to the Camp, the Mini-Camp, or both, you will be dancing day and night, socializing with dancers from around the world.
Beantown has a warm community feel, with all accommodation, meals, classes, dances and events located together on the beautiful Bryant College campus in Smithfield, Rhode Island. All of the dance spaces have air conditioning. The campus is conveniently located off of I-295 in Rhode Island, about 15 minutes from the Providence airport. It is about a one hour drive from Boston, Hartford and Mystic and about 3 hours from NYC. Included are camp events, presentations by special guests and surprises. Oh yes, and having FUN, FUN, FUN! Join us in our 8th year - you'll be glad you did!
Full Week Camp
Track instructors for the full week Beantown Camp include Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas (England), Steven Mitchell & Virginie (CA), Sylvia Sykes & Jason Christodoulou (CA), Kenneth & Helena Norbelie (Sweden) and Eric "Floaty" Fenn (CA). Additional instructors include Peter Strom (MN), Marty Klempner & Valerie Salstrom (OH), Chris Lee (CA), Jane Ford & Rayned Wiles (MD) and Tony & Aurelie Tye (MA). Special guests include Norma Miller. Peter Davis and Lindy Hop Heaven will be returning as resident band for the week. DJs will once again be headed up by Jesse Miner, plus Jon Callahan and our own Dave Lasagna will be back to keep us entertained throughout the week. Features include special presentations, performances, Broadway Night, Funky Flower Party, Camp Barbecue and more.
Weekend Mini-Camp & Northeast Lindy Hop Championships
Instructors for the Mini-Camp include Sylvia Sykes & Jason Christodoulou (CA), Erik Robison & Sylvia Skylar (CA), Kenneth & Helena Norbelie (Sweden), Dan Amores & Caitlin George (Canada), Matt Bedell & Laura Jeffers (NY), Richard Badu & Dana Lapple (NC), Jon Callahan & Heather Ballew (CO), Joel Domoe & Melanie Myers (GA), Marty Klempner & Valerie Salstrom (OH), Agustin Ramos & Cassandra George (NY), Dorry Segev & Sommer Gentry (DC), Peter Strom (MN), Tony & Aurelie Tye (MA), Rayned Wiles & Jane Ford (MD) and Ben Yau & Sheri Kang (CA). Now that is an amazing line-up!
DJs for the weekend will be headed up by Rayned Wiles (DC) and include Jon Callahan (CO), Brian Mullin (MA) and John Tomeny (VT).
The third annual Northeast Lindy Hop Championships will be run in conjunction with the Mini-Camp. Competition categories include Balboa, Showcase, Strictly Lindy, Intermediate and Advanced Jack & Jills and the ALHC American Showcase New England regional qualifier. Sylvia Sykes is Chief Judge. Other judges include Jason Christodoulou, Jane Ford, Laura Jeffers, Helena Norbelie, Kenneth Norbelie, Erik Robison and Sylvia Skylar.