Lindy Bout XIV


LBXIV Online Edition

Lindy Bout XIV has moved online! Read our COVID-19 announcements for information about the cancellation of the in-person version of Lindy Bout XIV.

All information about Lindy Bout XIV Online Edition is on this page!
Read on for information about the schedule, attending our online event, voting for the Spirit of Lindy Bout, sharing your photos, matches (competitions), and donations.

Schedule

All Lindy Bout XIV events will be held using Zoom. Links to join the event are in the schedule. Check out our Attendee Guidelines for tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your online Lindy Bout experience.

All times listed below are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -07:00). We tried to plan the schedule so Lindy Bouters from across the country will be able to attend most events (not too early Pacific Time, not too late Newfoundland Time). Subscribe to our Google Calendar and get the schedule in your time zone.

Standard warning about the schedule: The Lindy Bout organizers reserve the right to rearrange the schedule. All times noted below are approximate. This is our first time running an online event and we hope our time estimates are accurate! We’ll do our best to stay on-time, but please expect things to be a bit less smooth than at an in-person Lindy Bout.

Thursday, April 16

Zoom Link (password: lindybout)

  • 19:30 — Pre-party. Join us for hellos from the organizers and emcees, some djed tunes, and an opportunity for the entire community to test our tech set-ups.
  • 20:30 or so — Pre-party ends.

Friday, April 17

Zoom Link (password: lindybout)

  • Before 19:30 Post photos of your #lindyboutfit on Instagram or Facebook.
  • 19:30 — Official kick-off of LBXIV Online Edition! Welcome and DJed tunes by DJ Julia Franta.
  • 20:00 — Best Dressed competition (via photo submissions) hosted by Jen Hodge and BYO cocktail hour. 
  • 20:30 — Live music from the Arntzen Family: Two Generations of Jazz.
  • 21:00 — More DJed tunes from Julia and the Interregional All All-Skate.
  • 21:30 or so — Friday night programming ends.

Saturday, April 18

Daytime

Zoom Link (password: lindybout)

  • 11:00  Yoga for COVID Times with Claudia Nobauer.
  • 11:45 — Break and DJed tunes from DJ Julia.
  • 12:00 — Discussion with Anaïs Sékiné: “The center of the dance has shifted to where it never was before.” (Angela Andrews)
  • 13:15 — Live music from Jen Hodge.
  • 13:30 or so — Saturday daytime programming ends.
Evening

Zoom Link (password: lindybout)

  • 19:30 — DJed tunes from DJ Lucy Falkner.  
  • 20:00 — All That Jazz prelims (live, on Zoom) with DJ Jen Hodge.  
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts Orchestra presents Straight from the Soundboard recordings.
  • 21:30 or so — Saturday night programming ends.

Sunday, April 19

Daytime

Zoom Link (password: lindybout)

  • 11:00  Yoga for COVID Times with Claudia Nobauer.
  • a bit before noon — Schwarz Family (half) Hour.
  • 12:30 — “Jazz Inspiration: Frankie Manning and Chazz Young” with Joshua Mclean (dance class). 
  • 13:15 — DJed tunes from DJ Meghan.
  • 13:30 — Short & Sweet competition (video submissions).  
  • a bit before 14:00 or so — Mystery guest.
  • 14:15 or so — Sunday daytime programming ends.
Evening

Zoom Link (password: lindybout)

  • 19:30 — DJed tunes from DJ Leah Wilcox.  
  • 20:00 — All That Jazz finals (live, on Zoom) with DJ Jen Hodge.
  • 20:15 — DJed tunes from DJ Leah. 
  • 20:30 — Awards and Thank Yous.
  • 20:45 — Live music from the Arntzen Family: Two Generations of Jazz.
  • 21:45 or so — Goodbyes.
  • 22:00 or so — Lindy Bout XIV Online Edition ends.

Attending LBXIV Online Edition

All Lindy Bout XIV events will be held using Zoom. Links to join the event are in the schedule.

Please make sure you check out our Attendee Guidelines for tips and tricks to help you get the most of our your online Lindy Bout experience. We also encourage you to review our Code of Conduct, most of which is still relevant for the online event.

Voting for the Spirit of Lindy Bout

The Spirit of Lindy Bout is awarded by the people of Lindy Bout to the person who made Lindy Bout extra special. Someone you’d love to have at every (virtual) dance you ever went to. Someone who made you feel proud to be part of our great community of Lindy Hoppers. They are a true representative of Lindy Bout.

Vote for the Spirit of Lindy Bout here. The winner will be announced on Sunday evening.

Sharing Photos

We want to see photos of your physically distanced Lindy Bout experience! #lindybout #lbxiv #lbfam #peacockandpineapple

For the Best Dressed competition, make sure to post your photos prior to 19:30 Vancouver Time on Friday. On Instagram, use #lindyboutfit. On Facebook, use #lindyboutfit and post the photo to the event page.

Matches (Competitions)

You can register for the online competitions on SwingTix.

Short and Sweet

This competition requires filming and submission of a video in advance of Lindy Bout XIV Online Edition.

One dancer registers as a solo dancer or on behalf of a couple. If you have two people in your performance the dancers must follow all guidelines from your local health authority concerning physical distancing. This means that you can dance with someone of the same household but, to be fair to others, there cannot be any touching. You can also dance with someone from another household, but please use split screen or alternate pieces of the choreography. This competition will be judged on dancing and choreography, not on video editing skills.

Dancer(s) will perform an original choreographed vernacular jazz (e.g. Lindy Hop, Charleston) routine to a selection of pre-recorded music between 50 and 90 seconds in length. You must edit your music to cut or fade. You can choose any part of a song to perform to. You may compete in a maximum of two Short & Sweets.

Please send a link to download your video file to stephanie@vernacularjazzdancesociety.ca. (Preferably, share the file in Google Drive.) Please name your video following this convention: SS_FirstnameLastname_SongTitle.[file extension]. Please send the link by Friday April 17th at noon Vancouver time. The entries will be broadcast during Lindy Bout XIV Online Edition on Sunday April 19th at 1:30pm Vancouver time.

entry fee: $1 per entry

All That Jazz

Register as an individual. Dancers will show their versatility and ability to adapt to different genres of jazz music (New Orleans trad jazz, Latin jazz, bebop, boogie woogie, etc.). Dancers will dance to DJed music in both the preliminary and final rounds.

The competition will be held on Zoom. You will require access to Zoom, a computer with a set of working speakers so you can hear the music, and a webcam so you can broadcast yourself while dancing in the competition. We will need to see your whole body while you are dancing (not just your face). Prelims will be Saturday April 18th at 8pm Vancouver time and finals will be Sunday April 19th at 8pm Vancouver time.

entry fee: $1 per dancer

Donations

Lindy Bout XIV Online Edition is free to attend. Donations are welcome, but are completely optional. Donate here.

Donations will be used to support artists hired for the online edition and the now-cancelled in-person edition of Lindy Bout XIV.