Lindy Bout XII


Schedule

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 XII, or will be announced by the emcees if they occur during the event.

Thursday, April 5

  • 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 and the bar opens.
  • 20:15 — Doors open for the first night of Lindy Bout XII!
  • 21:15 — The Jen Hodge All Stars: Vancouver Special Edition 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 6

  • 10:30 — Doors open.
  • 11:00 Consent and Inclusivity in Lindy Hop with Kim Dee and Mel Mariposa Cassidy from the Consent Crew (workshop).
  • 13:30 — Registration and sign-in open. Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 2 of 4).
  • 14:30 — Outdoor jazz jam, wrangled by Jen Hodge, Josh Roberts, and Brad Shigeta, gets started and bzzr garden opens. Bring your axe and dancing shoes!
  • 17:00 — Go eat dinner.
  • 17:00 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 3 of 4).
  • 20:00 — Registration and sign-in open and Emerald and Amber Cocktail Hour begins.  (Note: At-the-door tickets will not be available for Friday night dance.)
  • 20:15 — Doors open and you show up wearing your best emerald and amber outfit. 
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts Orchestra takes the stage.
  • 21:00 — Match registration and sign-in close.
  • 21:10 — Matches get underway with preliminary rounds of the Knockdown, Haymaker, Barnburner, and Interregional Partner Draws.
  • 01:00 — Time for bed.

Saturday, April 7

  • 10:00 — Doors open.
  • 10:45 — Our Favourite Jams with Sylwia & Alain, Julie & Phil, Katie & Mark, and Kofi & Meghan (workshop).
  • 12:30 — A Mess O' Jazz with Joshua, Joshua, Krystal, and Miranda (workshop).
  • 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 — Go eat dinner.
  • 17:00 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short & Sweet Match (Part 4 of 4).
  • 20:00 — The bar opens. (Note: At-the-door tickets will not be available for the Saturday night dance.)
  • 20:15 — Doors open for our evening dance.
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts Orchestra take the stage. Final rounds for the Haymaker Partner Draw, Knockdown Partner Draw, Barnburner Partner Draw, Solo Jazz, Featherweight, Uppercut Bout, Bare-Knuckle Bout, and Interregional Partner Draw.
  • 01:00 — Time for bed.

Sunday, April 8

  • 10:00 — Doors open.
  • 10:15 — Gentle Yoga for Lindy Bouters with Claudia (workshop).
  • 11:15 — Historical Jazz Happening with Joel, Louise, Lloyd, and Blackstick (workshop).
  • 13:15 — Doors open for our afternoon of shenanigans: Short & Sweet and Team Matches, Gospel Jazz Brunch featuring Blackstick, the awards ceremony, and plenty of good Lindy Bout family vibes.
  • 18:15 — Go eat dinner.
  • 20:00 — At-the-door tickets go on sale and the bar opens.
  • 20:15 — Doors open for our evening dance.
  • 21:00 — The Jen Hodge All Stars take the stage for a very special "Three Sets, Three Decades" Salute to the Savoy Ballroom. Preliminary and final rounds for All That Jazz.
  • 12:00 — Time for bed.

Arriving Early? Staying Late?

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