Lindy Bout XV
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How do I sign up for Lindy Bout?

Lindy Bout XV Event Passes sold out on January 17, at 5:52 pm (50 hours and 37 minutes after we opened registration).

Our waiting list, which opened on  January 21, is full. 

Thank you, Lindy Bouters, for your incredible enthusiasm and support to make our final year the best Bout yet.

How does the waiting list for Event Passes work?

Signing up for the waiting list does not guarantee that you’ll be offered a Lindy Bout XV Event Pass.

We will try to make as many spots available as we can, but the availability of additional spots depends on many factors. Factors include finalizing the venue layout (which determines our capacity), finalizing our staff and volunteer lists, and finalizing our bands (size and personnel). Normally these decisions aren’t final until one month before the event, but we will endeavour to confirm things as early as we can. In addition, passes may become available if existing registrants are no longer able to attend and wish to transfer their pass to someone on the waiting list.

Realistically, only a small number of additional passes will become available for purchase.

We will be using a lottery system to take people off the waiting list. Here’s how the system will work:

  • Anyone who signs up for the waiting list between January 21 (4:00pm PST) and January 28 (3:59pm PST) (first week) will be added to Group 1.
  • Anyone who signs up between January 28 (4:00pm PST) and February 4 (3:59pm PST) (second week) will be added to Group 2.
  • Anyone who signs up between February 4 (4:00pm PST) and February 11 (3:59pm PST) (third week) will be added to Group 3, and so on.
  • When an Event Pass becomes available, we will randomly choose someone from Group 1 and offer them the pass via email.
  • As Event Passes become available, we will continue to randomly choose someone from Group 1 until everyone from Group 1 has had the opportunity to buy a pass.
  • When there is no one remaining in Group 1 (if this happens), we’ll move on to Group 2 and follow the same process (i.e. we’ll randomly choose people until everyone in the group has been offered a pass). And then to Group 3, and so on.

Can I volunteer?

Our volunteer team is now full.

How do I sign up for housing?

Housing sign-up closed on March 26, 2023. 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. We will be contacting hosts and guests with more information in early April. Contact with your housing-related questions.

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.

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, and couples 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 waitlisting:

  • Interregional Partner Draw – FOLLOWS only
  • Knockdown Partner Draw – FOLLOWS only
  • Barnburner Partner Draw – FOLLOWS only
  • Haymaker Partner Draw – FOLLOWS only
  • Short & Sweet
  • Featherweight
  • Solo(ish) Jazz

In addition, the Mapleweight is closed. There is no waitlist.

This list is as of 10:45pm on April 24, 2023.

Can I bring my tap shoes to Lindy Bout?

We love tap shoes and tap dancers! Unfortunately, tap shoes are not permitted on the hardwood floor at Performance Works.

You’re welcome to bring your own tap board for jamming at any time during the weekend. If you do bring a tap board, please check-in with a volunteer to identify a good spot to put down the board. We want to make sure that it doesn’t interfere with the dance floor or movement of staff and volunteers, or otherwise create a safety hazard.

We can also set-up tap decks for Short & Sweet performances, but you must contact us in advance to discuss the options. We will do our best to accommodate all requests, but the size and configuration of tap decks during Short & Sweet performances are at the discretion of the Lindy Bout organizers.

Can I bring my kids to Lindy Bout?

Yes! But while Lindy Bout is a family-friendly event, it is not expressly designed for children. Check out Kids at Lindy Bout to learn about the Kids Pass and other considerations if you are considering bringing your child(ren) to the event.

I don’t have an event pass. Can I buy tickets at-the-door? 

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 extremely limited space at the door for some dances, workshops, and other Lindy Bout XV events. If there is space, 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. Prices are on the Registration page.

At-the-door tickets will not be available for Friday and Saturday evening dances.

As we get closer to the event, you can check out our Facebook event page for the most recent announcements regarding availability for all events.

What happens 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 transfers must be received by April 15, 2023.

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! All requests for Event Pass transfers must be received by April 15, 2023.

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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