Lindy Bout XI


How do I sign up for housing?

Unfortunately, housing is now closed. We are no longer accepting requests from out-of-town dancers. But, if you are a Vancouverite that wants to host a gaggle of dancers, get in touch! (We need more hosts.)  Email our mighty housing coordinator at

While we will do our best to find housing for everyone, we cannot guarantee housing for all out-of-town dancers.  Housing requests will be honoured on a first-come-first-served basis. 

How do I register for more Matches?

Email with a list of the Matches you’re interested in (and the name of your competition partner or partners, if applicable) and we’ll get you signed up! Note that your spot in a Match is not secured until we have received full payment.

How do I pay my outstanding balance?

Email and we’ll send you a link to pay your outstanding balance with a credit card. If you wish to pay by cheque, please contact us for more information. Remember: your registration is not confirmed until we receive payment. If you are paying by cheque, we must receive your cheque within two weeks of your registration, and no later than Monday, April 17, 2017.

I want to sign up for more Matches, but I’m not sure if there’s still room. How do I find out?

Right now, there’s room for leads, follows, couples, and teams in most Matches. When a Match fills up and we start waitlisting, we’ll make a note of it here and also on the Matches page. To get on the waitlists for any closed matches, email  The following Matches are now closed and/or waitlisting:

  • Haymaker Jack & Jill  FOLLOWS only
  • Knockdown Jack & Jill  FOLLOWS only
  • Interregional Jack & Jill  FOLLOWS only
  • Solo Jazz
  • Short & Sweet
  • Team

I can’t come to the entire weekend, but I want to come to an evening dance or drop-in to a workshop. Will there be space at the door? How much does it cost? Can I pre-register for individual events?

If you’re not able to join us for the entire weekend, then we’d love to see you at some of the dances and other events, space permitting.

There will be limited space at the door for dances, workshops, and all Lindy Bout XI events. Drop-in admission is on a first-come-first-served basis. Just show up at the door to pay; it is not possible to pre-register for individual dances. We expect there to be extremely limited space at the evening dances, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, at-the-door tickets go on sale at 8:00.  On Sunday evening, at-the-door tickets go on sale at 8:30. View the schedule of events. À la carte prices are posted on the registration page.

We did sell Dance-Only Passes, which provide admission to the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening dances, but they are now SOLD OUT.

During the event, check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about at-the-door capacity. Remember, you must hold a Lindy Bout XI Event Pass in order to compete in any Matches.

What happens if if I buy a pass and I’m not able to attend the event? Do you have a refund policy?

Indeed we do! The transfer and refund policies are posted on the registration page.  All requests for Event Pass and Dance-Only Pass transfers must be received by Monday, April 17, 2017.

I’m no longer able to attend Lindy Bout and want to transfer my pass to another dancer. How do I do this?

Send an email to with the request and we’ll take care of you. Be sure to include the name and email address of the person you want to transfer your pass to — better yet, copy them on the email!

What’s with all these @vernacularjazzdancesociety email addresses?

We’re glad you asked! In May 2015, a group of Vancouver dancers founded the British Columbia Vernacular Jazz Dance Society (BCVJDS), a registered not-for-profit society whose purpose is to promote the joy of vernacular jazz dance. You can read all about our mission on our snazzy website. Currently, BCVJDS’s primary activity is the production of Lindy Bout.

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