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On the Saturday Night (May 23rd) of our Toronto World Lindy Hop Weekend May 22nd-24th (THIS WEEKEND), we are having a silent auction with proceeds going to fund local Toronto Lindy Hop initiatives and with a portion going to support the Frankie Manning Foundation!

Thank you to everyone who donated (Community & Corporate), we’re so very happy to see everyone coming out in force to support Lindy Hop in Toronto and the Frankie Manning Fund.

FAQ about the Auction:

  • The auction will be held on the second floor at the Dovercourt House (805 Dovercourt Rd) WITH our Photo Booth
  • Starts at 9pm ENDS at Midnight
  • Cash & Credit Card will be accepted
  • There will be minimum bids on items
  • If you are planning to bid on lots (and please do!) there will be a Master Sheet to write down your contact info (one time) and then you just write your name and your bid on all the items’ bid sheets.

Here are the wonderful items you can bid on:

Stores in Toronto:

vintage clothing stores silent auctionDoll Factory by Damzels

  • Rosie the Rebel Boutique: $75 Gift Certificate
  • Gadabout Vintage: $50 Gift Certificate
  • Loveless Boutique: $100 Gift Certificate to spend on Vintage and Vintage Reproduction Men’s and Women’s fashions from the 1940s and 1950s. PLUS, 1 hour Private Consultation and Personal Shopping Experience
  • Damzels: $100 Gift Certificate


Artwork for Toronto World Lindy Hop

  • “Lion” by Jacqui Oakley: Giclée archival print of an original painting. It is printed on Somerset Velvet Enhanced watercolour paper with Epson UltraChrome pigment inks by a master printer with artist’s signature. Sent unframed, but has a white border perfect for framing
  • “Swing King” by Justin Blayney:  Acrylic on Canvas.Size: 30″ x 36″
  • A Dawn Hampton” Poster from Behind the Beat Apparel: Proceeds from this auction item will be going to help Dawn fund her next book.

Cool Corporate Donations:

oronto Lindy Hop Corporate Sponsors

  • Toronto Vintage Society Vintage Picnic Basket filled with vintage picnic plates (and other accessories)
  • Toronto Vintage Society Vintage Tupperware Containers & Vintage Recipes with box
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Collection: This limited edition smudge-proof eye liner collection includes two full size and four travel size Aqua Eyes in flawlessly cool shades
  • Relax & Renew with Jane: 1 Hour of a Personalized Yoga for any level (valid only in Toronto)

Other Awesome Donations:

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  • Vintage inspired red dress with black stars and dropped waist. Size medium
  • A beautiful Bialucci  patterned black vest (size small) and two vintage like ties
  • A Vinyl DJ Starter Set
  • A beautiful original vintage Balmoral spring dress coat. Size Medium

Toronto Lindy Hop Dance Studio Donations:

Toronto Swing Dancing Studios


Hogtown Swing



  • Toronto Lindy Hop: 1 Lindyworks Pass
  • Toronto Lindy Hop: 1 Lindystock Pass
  • Toronto Lindy Hop: 1 Winterstock Pass
  • Frog Jump Dance: One month of Beginner’s Classes
  • Swingin’Out Gift Pack includes: One 7-week series of classes next fall (Sept or late Oct) & One club t-shirt
  • Bees Knees Dance Gift Pack includes:
    • 3 months of classes,
    • 2 tickets to the Bees’ Knees Dance Show Drop Me Off in Harlem (Saturday, June 27) ,
    • 2 tickets to the 2015 Jazz Band Ball (Friday, July 24),
    • 1 limited edition t-shirt,
    • and some awesome Bees Knees Dance swag
  • Lindy Hop Revolution: 1 month of any Lindy Hop/Charleston
  • Lindy Hop Revolution: 1 month of any Jazz course
  • UT-Swing: 2 x Passes to TUX – The Toronto University eXchange
  • Hogtown Swing Gift Certificates:
    • 3 x 5-week class sessions ($75 value each)
    • 2x 1-hour private lessons ($80 value each)

Toronto’s Lindy Hop Teachers Donations:


  • 1 hour private lesson with Shannon
  • 1 hour private BALBOA lesson with Reesa
  • 2 x 1 hour private lessons with Chachi
  • 1 hour private lesson with Jasper
  • 1 hour private lesson with Phil
  • 1 hour private lesson with Caitlin
  • 1 hour private with Natalia
  • 1 hour private with Luis
  • 1 hour private with Mandi (note – As Mandi lives out of town, the winner of this auction will have to coordinate for when Mandi’s in town, or be able to travel to St. Catharines.)
  • 1 private session with Riz and Terri, plus a Frog Jump Swing t-shirt

See you on May 23rd!


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