Lindy Bout XIII


When does registration open?

Registration is open now. You can register here.

Can I volunteer?

You bet! If you’re interested in volunteering please send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator at for more information. UPDATE: VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS IS NOW CLOSED.

How do I sign up for housing?

You can sign-up for housing when you register for Lindy Bout XIII. UPDATE: HOUSING SIGN-UP IS NOW CLOSED.

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 late March. 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:

  • Short & Sweet
  • Solo(ish) Jazz
  • Mapleweight

This list is as of 10:15 pm on March 4.

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.

We will be selling a limited number of Dance-Only Passes for the event. These will include admission for the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening dances only. Although anyone can buy a Dance-Only Pass, they are intended for Vancouver dancers who would like to drop-in to the evening dances and guarantee their spot. UPDATE: DANCE-ONLY PASSES ARE SOLD OUT.

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

There may be limited space at the door for daytime events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and for the evening dances on Thursday and Sunday. You will not be able to pre-register for any at-the-door tickets.

Check out our Facebook event page for the most recent announcements.

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, March 25, 2019.

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 and Dance-Only Pass transfers must be received by Monday, March 25, 2019.

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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