Lindy Bout XIII


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

Thursday, April 4

  • 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.) 
  • 18:00 — Event registration and sign-in open.
  • 18:00 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 1 of 3).
  • 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.
  • 20:00 — At-the-door tickets go on sale and the bar opens.
  • 20:15 — Doors open for the first night of Lindy Bout XIII! The Jen Hodge All Stars and DJ Meghan kick off the weekend. Wear your favourite swag from your home scene!
  • 21:15 — The Jen Hodge All Stars take the stage.
  • Second Band Set — The first competition of the weekend gets underway with the preliminary and final rounds of the Endurance Match.
  • 00:15 — Time for bed.

Friday, April 5

  • 10:00 — Doors open.
  • 10:15 Community Accountability in Lindy Hop workshop. Start your Lindy Bout Friday by thoughtfully engaging with fellow dancers from across Canada and the Pacific Northwest to work towards fostering a more compassionate community—together
  • 13:00 — Registration and sign-in open. Floor open for teams competing in the Mapleweight.
  • 13:30 Presentation and discussion with Anaïs Sékiné on her doctoral research, The Worlds of Lindy Hop: Cultural Appropriation and the Politics of Joy. Dig deeper into our dance and culture.
  • 14:45 — Jazz Jam with J^3 gets started outdoors (weather permitting) and bzzr garden opens. Bring your axe and dancing shoes! The Jazz Jam is wrangled by Jen Hodge, Josh Roberts, and Jacob Zimmerman.
  • 16:45 — Premiere and Round 1 of the new Mapleweight match!
  • 17:30 — Go eat dinner.
  • 17:30 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short and Sweet Match (Part 2 of 3).
  • 20:00 — Registration and sign-in open and Mango and Tiger Cocktail Hour begins. At-the-door tickets go on sale (pending availability).
  • 20:15 — Doors open for our evening dance featuring the Josh Roberts Orchestra and DJ Julia. You show up wearing your best mango- and tiger-inspired outfit. 
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts Orchestra takes the stage.
  • 21:00 — Match registration and sign-in close.
  • First Band Break — Knockdown Partner Draw preliminary round.
  • Second Band Break — Haymaker Partner Draw preliminary round.
  • After Last Band Set — Barnburner Partner Draw preliminary round.
  • After Midnight — Interregional Partner Draw preliminary round.
  • 01:00 — Time for bed.

Saturday, April 6

  • 10:15 — Doors open.
  • 10:30 — Jazz Dance  with Anaïs (workshop).
  • 12:00 — Doors open for social dancing and warm-up.
  • 12:30 — Preliminary rounds for Featherweight, Solo(ish) Jazz, Uppercut Bout, and Bare-Knuckle Bout. Round 2 of the Mapleweight.
  • 16:30 — Go eat dinner.
  • 16:30 — Floor trials for dancers competing in the Team Match and the Short & Sweet Match (Part 3 of 3).
  • 20:00 — At-the-door tickets go on sale (pending availability) and the bar opens.
  • 20:15 — Doors open for our evening dance, featuring the Josh Roberts Orchestra and DJ Nick.
  • 20:30 — The Josh Roberts Orchestra take the stage.
  • First Band Set — Uppercut Bout and Haymaker Partner Draw final rounds.
  • Second Band Set — Featherweight, Knockdown Partner Draw, and Barnburner Partner Draw final rounds.
  • Third Band Set — Bare-Knuckle Bout and Solo(ish) Jazz final rounds.
  • After Last Band Set — Interregional Partner Draw final round.
  • 01:00 — Time for bed.

Sunday, April 7

  • 10:15 — Doors open.
  • 10:30 — Gentle Yoga for Lindy Bouters with Claudia (workshop).
  • 11:30 — Historical Jazz Happening with Joel, Louise, and the Josh Roberts Mini-Orchestra (workshop). This jazz extravaganza incorporates live music, historical video clips, and all sorts of wonder and merry making.
  • 13:15 — Doors open for our afternoon of shenanigans: Short & Sweet and Team Matches, sushi lunch, the awards ceremony, and plenty of good Lindy Bout family vibes.
  • 17:00 — Go eat dinner.
  • 20:00 — At-the-door tickets go on sale and the bar opens.
  • 20:15 — Doors open for our evening dance featuring the Jen Hodge All Stars and DJ Leah.
  • 21:00 — The Jen Hodge All Stars take the stage.
  • First Band Set — All That Jazz preliminary round.
  • Second Band Set — All That Jazz final round.
  • 00:00 — Time for bed.

Arriving Early? Staying Late?

  • Check out Strictly Lindy Hop Vancouver for a comprehensive list of dances in and around Vancouver.
  • On April 3, join Van Django at the unofficial Lindy Bout pre-party at Guilt & Company in Gastown. Or, check out the Jen Hodge All Stars for an unofficial pre-pre-party on March 27. Music from 9:30pm until late. Admission by donation. 19+.
  • Unwind post-Lindy Bout on April 9 at Hot Jazz Jam Tuesdays at ANAF298. Musical guests are welcome! (But please notify the bandleader in advance.) Doors at 8:30pm. $12 cover.