The reunion will take place the weekend of January 5-7, 2018!
Thursday Unofficial Kick Off at the Reservoir Lounge: click here
FRIDAY: Opening Party sponsored by Doll Factory by Damzels
- Friday, January 5th, 2018
- Location: The Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St, Toronto, ON M4M 1L9
- Time: 8pm++
- Dress up! It’s Damzels night!
- Price: $15 at the door/part of the full weekend pass
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!
SATURDAY: Afternoon & Evening – DAYTIME IS SOLD OUT
- Saturday, January 6th
- Location: The Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON M6H 2X4
- Time: 4pm-12am+
- Old School night! Party like it’s 1999 (or earlier!)
- Price: $55 for the whole day and night/part of the full weekend pass
- Daytime is SOLD OUT but you can get tickets at the door at 9pm via Swing Toronto ($15)
3:45pm: Doors Open & Registration
4pm to 6pm: Community workshop with some of Toronto’s original Lindy Hop instructors including Lisa Jacobs, Jana Jedlovsky, Peter Renzland, and Alana Hock
6:15pm to 8:15pm: Pizza Party & Screening of Hop to Toronto documentary with commentary from the floor + surprises!
8:15pm to 9pm:> Revival of the T.O Mish Mash (or may be moved to the first band break if we run out of time)
9pm++ – Double Decker Party & Dance with Alex Pangman and her Alleycats!
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 (or earlier)–Lindy Hop style! Pull out your Modrobes, old event t-shirts from any year, and beloved “vintage” Doll Factory by Damzels dresses. Or wear a skirt over your pants, tie a shirt around your waist for some swivel swishing, wear a visor, or don some skateboarding shoes or split soles. You’ve probably got something you’ve been keeping for all these years that you haven’t worn in a while… This will be the night to wear it!
SUNDAY: Grand Finale Jazz Brunch & Toronto History Panel – SOLD OUT
- Sunday, January 7th
- Location: Revival Bar, 783 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1C5
- Time: 11:30am to 5pm
- Price: $55 for the full brunch/part of the full weekend pass
11:30am: Doors Open
12pm to 4pm: Special Jazz Brunch with Tyler Yarema, Janice Hagan, & guests!
A hot ticketed brunch will be served including one Mimosa per ticket! Cash bar.
On the breaks we’ll be conducting a panel on the History of Lindy Hop in Toronto (pre-1997) with Peter Renzland, Lisa Jacobs, Jana Jedlovsky, Chachi, Simon Threlkeld, and others.
4pm to 5pm: DJ music and goodbye. See you in another 10 or 20 years 🙂
*Dinner on Saturday night and brunch on Sunday are included in the ticket price.
**Exact schedule details subject to change… but whatever happens, it will be FUN!