Lindy Bout XII


Workshops & Daytime Events

Your Lindy Bout XII Event Pass includes admission to all daytime events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

In addition to daytime competitions, Lindy Bout XII will feature workshops for all levels of dancers, a consent and inclusivity workshop, daytime musical events, and other shenanigans. Check out the schedule.

Dance Workshops

Our workshops are intended for the entire Lindy Bout Family, from the freshest face in the Haymaker Partner Draw to the most experienced Bare-Knuckle Bout finalist. We are assuming that you can hold your own on the dance floor: basics, 8-counts, 6-counts, Charleston. Likewise, if you’re looking for a challenge, our instructors also have some tricks up their sleeves just for you.

Our Favourite Jams

Saturday 10:45 with Sylwia & Alain, Julie & Phil,  Katie & Mark, and Kofi & Meghan

Woooo jam circles!! Get ready to throw down with couples from across the country. Each couple will take turns leading the class teaching their own favourite flavour of jam. Learn some cool moves, expand your repertoire, and don’t forget the toast.

A Mess o’ Jazz

Saturday 12:30 with Joshua, Joshua, Krystal, and Miranda

Everyone’s all-in for this jazz class of mini-routines taught by four different instructors. This class will endow you with the kind of superpowers that only a cross-border Lindy Bout collaboration can bring. You’ll be dancing by yourself but you won’t be alone. Expect to dance hard and play nicely with your peers. It will be inspiring, challenging, and a whole mess ‘o fun. Instructors will assume that you know basic jazz moves and are familiar with at least the Shim Sham.

Gentle Yoga for Lindy Bouters

Sunday 10:15 with Claudia

Stretch out your ITs, visualize winning, and in the words of the immortal Lisa Marks, dance without pain for the rest of the day! All levels, bodies and genders welcome. This is gonna be chill and awesome.

Historical Jazz Happening

Sunday 11:15 with Joel, Louise, Lloyd, and friends

Join jazz legend Lloyd Arntzen, his five-piece band and Louise and Joel Schwarz for two hours of pure jazz joy. This jazz extravaganza incorporates live music, historical video clips, and all sorts of wonder and merry making.

Consent and Inclusivity Workshop

Consent and Inclusivity in Lindy Hop

Friday 11:00 with Kim Dee and Mel Mariposa Cassidy

Join us for an interactive two hours with facilitators Kim Dee and Mel Mariposa Cassidy from the fantastic Consent Crew as we learn about consent culture & inclusivity, and how we can bring both into our dance communities in concrete and meaningful ways.

This workshop is open to any dancer, teacher, or organizer attending Lindy Bout. There is a $10 suggested donation to support facilitators; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please register for the workshop in advance so we get a sense of numbers and if we will need a third (or fourth!) facilitator.

Questions? Hopes & Desires for the workshop? Suggestions? Please reach out to Kaitlin Russell and/or Tynan Rollo, Lindy Bout XII's Safer Spaces Coordinators, via email: saferspaces@vernacularjazzdancesociety.ca.

Other Daytime Events

 Jazz Jam

Friday 2:30 wrangled by Jen Hodge, Josh Roberts, and Brad Shigeta

Dancers, bring your instruments! Musicians, bring your dancing shoes! At the Lindy Bout XII jazz jam, everyone can play music, everyone can dance, and together we can create a big ole' jazzy party. The jazz jam will happen in the park adjacent to Performance Works, weather permitting. (And if it rains, we’ll be indoors.)

Gospel Jazz Brunch

Sunday afternoon with  Blackstick

Grandpa Lloyd and Blackstick will bring the best of gospel jazz to this laid-back afternoon of dancing, jazz, and sushi. The Gospel Jazz "Brunch" will get started after the Short & Sweet and Team performances.