Lindy Bout XI



All Lindy Bout events will be held on Granville Island, at or near Performance Works.

Standard warning about the schedule: The Lindy Bout organizers reserve the right to rearrange the schedule and match formats. Any changes will be noted on this website if they occur before Lindy Bout XI, or will be announced by the emcees if they occur during the event.

Thursday, April 20

  • 17:00 — Unofficial meet-up at Granville Island Public Market. Keep your eyes peeled for Lindy Bouters and grab a bite to eat. (Note that the Market closes at 19:00.) 
  • 18:30 — Event registration and sign-in open.
  • 18:30 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 1 of 4).
  • 19:00 — Unofficial meet-up at Dockside Brewing. This local brewery is located on the ground floor of the Granville Island Hotel, next door to Performance Works. Relax and get festive with fellow Lindy Bouters. (Don’t worry, we’ll send someone to come fetch you before the dance begins.)
  • 20:00 — At-the-door tickets go on sale.
  • 20:30 — Doors open for the first night of Lindy Bout XI!
  • 21:15 — The Arntzens: Three Generations of Jazz take the stage. The first competition of the weekend gets underway with the preliminary and final rounds of the Endurance Match.
  • 00:30 — Time for bed.

Friday, April 21

  • 13:15 — Registration and sign-in open.
  • 13:30 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 2 of 4).
  • 14:30 — Bzzr garden opens.
  • 15:00 — Outdoor jazz jam  wrangled by Jen Hodge, Evan Arntzen, and Don Ogilvie. Bring your axe and dancing shoes.
  • 17:00 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 3 of 4).
  • 17:00 — Go eat dinner.
  • 19:00 — Registration and sign-in open.
  • 19:30 — Cerise et banane Cocktail Hour.
  • 20:00 — Doors open and you show up wearing your best cerise et banane outfit. At-the-door tickets go on sale.
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts Orchestra takes the stage.
  • 21:10 — Match registration and sign-in close.
  • 21:10 — Matches get underway with preliminary rounds of the Knockdown, Haymaker, Barnburner, and Interregional Jack & Jills.
  • 01:00 — Time for bed.

Saturday, April 22

  • 10:00 — Doors open.
  • 10:45 — Workshop: Our Favourite Jams with Krystal & Turlough, Meghan & Léo, Sylwia & Alain, and Eric & Eileen.
  • 12:30 — Workshop: A Mess O' Jazz with Miranda, Jasper, Joshua, and Louise.
  • 13:40 — Doors open for social dancing and warm-up.
  • 14:00 — Preliminary Rounds for Featherweight, Solo Jazz, Uppercut Bout, and Bare-Knuckle Bout.
  • 17:00 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short & Sweet Match (Part 4 of 4).
  • 17:00 — Go eat dinner.
  • 20:00 — Doors open for our evening dance. At-the-door tickets go on sale.
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts  Orchestra take the stage with even more musicians than the night before. Final rounds for the Haymaker Jack & Jill, Knockdown Jack & Jill, Barnburner Jack & Jill, Solo Jazz, Featherweight, Uppercut Bout, Bare-Knuckle Bout, and Interregional.
  • 01:00 — Time for bed.

Sunday, April 23

Important Information about Sunday!  Regular access to Granville Island will limited from 8:30 until noon.  See details and suggestions for how to arrive on the Location page.

  • 10:30 — Doors open.
  • 11:00 — Gentle Yoga for Lindy Bouters with Claudia (workshop).
  • 11:45 — Workshop: Transcendental Swingeration with Professor Smack, Lloyd Arntzen, Evan Arntzen, Tom Arntzen, Alan Matheson, Jen Hodge, and Scott Robertson.
  • 13:15 — Doors open for our afternoon of shenanigans: Short & Sweet and Team Matches, lunch, video presentation and historical lecture by Professor Smack, awards ceremony, and good vibes.
  • 17:45 — Go eat dinner.
  • 20:30 — Doors open for our Punch-Drunk Dance. At-the-door tickets go on sale.
  • 21:00 — The Brothers Arntzen take the stage to pay tribute to Slim and Slam and keep you dancing until the very last round. Preliminary and final rounds for So You Think You Can Lindy Bout.
  • 12:00 — Time for bed.

Arriving Early? Staying Late?

Join the Jen Hodge All-Stars for an unofficial Lindy Bout pre-party at their weekly Wednesday gig at Guilt & Company in Gastown. Music from 9:30pm until late. Admission by donation. 19+.

Keep the party going on Monday and swing out at the Hot Jazz Jam at The Yale. Music from 9:00–12:00. $12 at the door. 19+.