Our Friday night party is Damzels Night! This will be your first time seeing many old friends, which makes it a great night to dress up!
Not only has Damzels been supporting the Lindy Hop community as a brand since 1997, originally as a clothing line and now also as a retailer, but they’re Lindy Hoppers themselves!
On Friday night, wear your favourite Damzels dress or drop by either of their Toronto locations (Queen St. E or Roncy) to pick up something new and wonderful. Reunion registrants will receive 20% off their purchase in the month of December! Just show your registration email receipt at the store to get the discount, or if you can’t find it, drop me a line and I’ll send you a receipt.
FRIDAY NIGHT DOOR PRIZE: Everyone who attends on Friday (and identifies with fabulous women’s clothing) will have their name entered in the draw for a special give from Doll Factory by Damzels!
- Friday, January 5th, 2018
- Location: The Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St, Toronto, ON M4M 1L9
- Time: 8pm++
- Price: $15/door or included in the full weekend pass ($120)
Registration is now open for the full weekend pass! Day passes are also available for Saturday-only and for Sunday-only.
NB: Tickets for Friday-only or for partial events will be available at the door, with admission only available after the meals have been completed. These partial admission times will be announced closer to the event.
The Full Weekend Pass of $120 includes:
- Friday, January 5th -Opening Party – (the price will be $15 at the door only)
- Saturday, January 6th -Afternoon, evening, and night events – $55 includes dinner
- Sunday, January 7th -Jazz brunch and afternoon event- $55 – includes brunch
Do you have kids? The Sunday brunch will be family-friendly. Bring your kids along!
- Small children 5 and under – free
- Kids 15 and under – $15
JUST 4 DAYS LEFT TO CATCH THE EARLY BIRD PRICE FOR THE REUNION! We need your early support so please get registered! (Cheques mailed and post-marked up by eod November 15th will also be accepted.)
Some more detail about the main events that we’re planning:
We’re holding a community workshop featuring some of Toronto’s original Lindy Hop instructors including Lisa Jacobs, Jana Jedlovska, Alana Hock and I’m still confirming a couple of other instructors. This will be a 2-hour group sharing experience. It’s less about learning anything new and fancy and more about the spirit and fundamental messages these instructors have wanted to instill in their students over the years.
Then we’ll be having dinner* and watching the Hop to Toronto documentary created by Allan Munro. And yes, there will be a bar! After dinner, we’re going to revive the T.O. Mish Mash, Toronto’s own unique mob dance, circa 2000!
After dinner, we’ll team up with Swing Toronto to enjoy the sensational Alex Pangman and her Alleycats!
One of my very favourite things is a jazz brunch and I’m particularly looking forward to the Sunday of the reunion weekend with Tyler Yarema playing! We’re starting off with a trio BUT if we can sell enough tickets (hint hint) we hope to add more musicians including some of the wonderful musicians that we haven’t had play for the community many years. It’s going to be a real treat! And we’ll be featuring a couple of Toronto’s best bakeries among other delicious food at the brunch*. And yes, there will be a bar!
We’re also having a panel that I’ve wanted to put on for *years* about the history of Lindy Hop in Toronto. We’ll hear from some of Canada’s very first Lindy Hoppers including Chachi, Lisa Jacobs, Peter Renzland, Jana Jedlovska, Simon Threlkeld, and I’m still confirming hopefully another name or two. This is going to be REALLY interesting.
*Vegan and gluten options will be available, of course. Just make sure to specify when you register.
Please join in on the fun and support the event. Register now!
Tickling the ivories on Sunday of the reunion will be our Lindy Hop communities original piano star, Tyler Yarema! We’re starting with a trio, but if we get enough registrations, we’ll bump that up to a larger band with guests. Welcome, Tyler!
Share your Lindy Hop photos and memories for a chance to win!
In preparation for the big T.O. Lindy Hop Reunion, it’s time to dig up old photographs and share nostalgic/funny old dance stories! There will be two prizes awarded, one for best photo and one for best memory.
How to Participate
Share your photos and/or stories on Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #TOlindyhopreunion. On Facebook, you can share them on your personal timeline or in the Facebook event.
If you would like to contribute photos to share in a slideshow at the reunion, you can also upload the photos to the shared Google Drive folder, labeled with your name, and your photos will be counted towards the contest.
The prizes will be awarded at the reunion.
See you there!