Lindy Bout XII


How do I sign up for housing?

You can sign-up for housing when you register for Lindy Bout XII. If you have already registered for Lindy Bout XII and didn’t sign-up for housing, you can 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.  Housing sign-up is now closed.

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 2.

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:

  • Team
  • Short & Sweet
  • Knockdown Partner Draw - leads only
  • Interregional Partner Draw - follows only
  • Solo Jazz

This list is as of 8:00 am on April 5. We will not be making live updates to this list during the event. If you have a question about any Matches, please come to Performance Works and ask at the registration table.

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. Lindy Bout XII is sold out. We will not be selling at-the-door tickets on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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 that want to drop-in to the dances and guarantee their spot. The Dance-Only Passes are sold out.

There will be limited space at the door for daytime events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and for the Thursday and Sunday dances only. (We will not be selling at-the-door tickets on Friday and Saturday evenings.) 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 events. There is extremely limited space on Thursday and Sunday at the evening dances, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. View the schedule of events. À la carte prices are posted here.  

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 XII 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 2, 2018.

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, April 2, 2018.

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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