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Hullabaloo 2019: The Teachers

Posted Thursday 3 January 2019 by Katie Sutcliffe in , , ,

 

We’re very excited to present your Hullabaloo 2019 teaching line up:

 

Elze Visnevskyte & Peter Kertz

Elze and Peter are maybe just the right amount of crazy you’ve been looking for. She comes from Lithuania, while he comes from Los Angeles and together, they have this Euro-American style that’s all about fun and connectedness. Their musicality, playfulness and creativity are not just parts of their light-hearted personalities as dancers, but also as instructors. For them, Lindy Hop is much more than only leading and following… it’s dancing… trying to feel your partner… and in the meantime having a freaking great time! Their energy is contagious and their class material is stimulating.

Be prepared for loud laughs, crazy fun, and exciting new moves!

Georgia Brooks & Kieran Yee

Heralding from Victoria both Georgia and Kieran are extraordinarily accomplished Australian dancers. Living, dancing and singing in Melbourne, Georgia is a talented vocalist and singing teacher with a bad lindy hop habit. While Kieran is a veteran of the Australian swing dancing scene with an enthusiasm and energy that is as inspiring as it is unpredictable.

Expect the ridiculous with these two incredible teachers who cherish the opportunity to take risks with new ideas while also being incredibly encouraging and practical in their teaching.

JoYsS

JoYsS is a Jazz, Contemporary, Swing and Hip Hop professional dancer who also took acting classes at the school of art “la Comète” in Paris and is a multi-talented performer, choreographer, music producer and teacher.

As a swing dancer, he won first place in the Solo Jazz Contest at the Paris Jazz Roots Festival 2015 as well as first place in the Solo Charleston Contest at ILHC 2015 in Washington DC (USA). Now he tours and teaches all over the world and is one of the most surprisingly versatile solo dancers you’ll ever see.

In his classes he emphasises improving his students movements by teaching them how to better understand their own bodies which fosters coordination, balance and expression. All of which helps to improve a dancers musicality and capacity for improvisation – skills absolutely crucial for solo and partner dancing.

Hullabaloo 2019!

Posted Thursday 3 January 2019 by Katie Sutcliffe in , , ,

Image by Fudz Qazi

Social dancing. Live music. Late nights. Good times.

Hullabaloo is a celebration of all things swing dancing in Perth, Western Australia.

It’s a long weekend packed full of streamed workshops with international instructors, live performances, the very best Perth live swing bands as well as the iconic Paul Verevis Mix n’ Match competition.

You may have heard on the grapevine that Hullabaloo is changing a little in 2019?… it sure is, but we guarantee our famous (and cheeky) Hulla spirit is alive and well, it’s just waiting to be unleashed once again!

Thu 25 – Mon 29 April 2019!

Hullabaloo 2018: The Perth Lindy Exchange

Posted Friday 9 March 2018 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , ,

Hullabaloo is back for its 15th year! From Friday 20th to Monday 23rd of April, we’ve got four evenings of the liveliest live bands, swinging socials, sensational venues, and the latest late nights for all the dancing you can handle.

We wish to note that due to circumstances beyond our control we are not running workshops this year, which means there’s no need set your alarms for morning class – you can dance all night long.

We appreciate that this is a change to how Hullabaloo has run in the past, but hope that you are as excited as we are about an event jam-packed with all the high-quality socials you’ve come to expect. Our bands will be bringing the floors to life at the Mustang, the Hullabaloo Hop, the Ball, and our traditional Monday farewell, and our Friday, Saturday, and Sunday late nights will run until dawn for that quintessential Hulla experience of deliriously stumbling from the late night into bright sunshine.

We look forward to your continued support – see you on the dance floor this April!

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Hullabaloo Hoppers Update

Posted Thursday 21 September 2017 by Perth Swing Dance Society in ,

It is with regret that the PSDS announces the adjournment of the Hullabaloo Hoppers.

As the Perth swing dance schools have increasingly taken on the role of offering local dancers the opportunity to perform the dance that they love for others, it is felt that the Hullabaloo Hoppers, in their current form, no longer continue serve the purpose of fulfilling the desire for a scene lead performance troupe. With declining active membership numbers and the increasing cost of maintaining a performance troupe, the PSDS has decided to suspend the activities of the Hullabaloo Hoppers.

The Hullabaloo Hoppers were an integral part of the Perth swing scene for over 15 years, delivering hundreds of performances around the city. Team highlights included dancing live on Telethon many times, performing at Oz Concert in front of 30,000 people, dancing at various charity gigs, appearing as dancing extras in ABC’s mini-series; ‘The Shark Net’ and regularly performing at their namesake, Perth’s Hullabaloo. The entire team even had the honour of performing at the Melbourne Lindy Exchange in 2004 and many of Perth’s long time swing dancers and teachers were part of the team at one time or another over the years.

The PSDS is grateful for all the members, both past and present, who have helped shape the history of swing dance performance in Perth, who have given their time and passion to the scene, and who made the Hullabaloo Hoppers the institution that it is. The PSDS is delighted that we could offer our scene a place to explore the love of our dance, and share it with others. We thank you all, for everything you have given to the Hoppers over the years.

Pic: Dabelyn Photography, 2013

We will be putting a ‘Hullabaloo Hoppers gallery’ together on the PSDS website to archive the many photos and videos of the team and its changing members, from its early beginnings back in 2003 right through to 2017. A great way to preserve some important PSDS history. Stay tuned…

Hullabaloo 2018 Committee – Expressions of Interest

Posted Thursday 21 September 2017 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , ,

Presented by: Perth Swing Dance Society
Whilst Hullabaloo 2017 might now be a distant memory, we’re starting to look towards Hulla 2018.

This means we are after people to join the Committee, and come to meetings, and be a part of the planning, and form lifelong Stockholm-esque bonds with your fellow inmat… committee members. So if you want to come and be a committee member, we’d love that. But if you just don’t have that much to give, that’s okay too.

Jobs include (but not limited to) setting up and packing down events, helping at workshops, scouting & managing venues, coordinating supplies and getting everything from a to b to c, managing volunteers, hosting, registrations, secretarial jobs like note taking and document checking, researching and applying for grants, helping with DJs and bands, looking at marketing and promotions, and running individual events.

If there’s anything here that appeals to you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to have a chat to Amanda Giglia, Luke Rokich, Emily Clarke or Elida Solecio. You can also message the FB page, or drop us an email at hullainfo@gmail.com. Help us make Hulla 2018 as awesome as all the rest.

2017-18 PSDS Committee

Posted Thursday 21 September 2017 by Perth Swing Dance Society in ,

Following the AGM a couple of weeks ago, it is time to announce your PSDS committee for 2017-18. We have a mix of new, old and ‘previously retired’ committee members who are excited to be part of the team and help shape the PSDS over the next year. Your new committee PSDS consists of:

Chairperson: Fiona Kemp
Vice Chairperson: Rubin Taylor
Secretary: Mick Tee
Treasurer: Rubin Taylor
Editor/Publicity: Michelle Turner
Hullabaloo Coordinators: TBA
Web/IT Support: Katie Sutcliffe
Safety Officer: Emily Clarke
General committee: Amanda Giglia, Hannah Bootsma, Luke Forrest

We would also like to thank all those who came down to the AGM. There was extensive discussion about the future of the PSDS and the new committee look forward to following up on the discussions.

Hullabaloo 2017 – Registrations Open!

Posted Tuesday 28 February 2017 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , ,

Registrations are open and we have earlybird pricing available on full and social passes for a limited time only. Go to Hulla.org to register today!

FULL PASS

The Full Pass is your all access ticket to Hullabaloo; including entry to all social events, the Saturday and Sunday workshops, and comes with a Hullabaloo t-shirt included.

Please note, this pass does not include entry to the master class or the all-in class on Monday.

$300 (regular price)
$275 (earlybird price)
$260 (out of towner price)

SOCIAL PASS

Social (Pass) Butterflies apply within, this is your ticket to all the evening events, including late nights.

$140 (regular price)
$120 (earlybird price)
$110 (out of towner price)

WORKSHOP PASS

The Workshop Pass grants entry to both the Saturday and Sunday workshop days, or just the 1 day pass for either day. Workshop Passes can be bought along with other pass types to customise your weekend.

Workshops will run from 10am to 4pm each day. For further details, see the Classes page.

Please note, this pass does not include entry to the master class or the all-in class on Monday.

$200 (2 day pass)
$110 (1 day pass – can be purchased for either Saturday or Sunday)

LATE NIGHT PASS

Night owls can get their Hullabaloo fix, too, with the newly introduced Late Night Pass – party down at the Friday, Saturday and Sunday late nights and save $10 off the total door price.

Late Night Pass $45

Door Prices
Friday:  $15
Saturday:  $20
Sunday:  $20

The history of Lindy Hop…

Posted Friday 27 January 2017 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , ,

This a great video made by Timeline about the history of Lindy Hop. Check it out!

Hullabaloo 2017 – The Perth Lindy Exchange

Posted Thursday 20 October 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , ,

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The Perth Swing Dance Society is thrilled to announce that Hullabaloo – The Perth Lindy Exchange will be running for its 14th year from Thursday 20 April to Monday 24 April 2017.

Hullabaloo is a 5 day and night swing extravaganza in Perth which includes workshops with top level international and Australian teachers, five nights of social dancing, amazing live bands and the best DJs in the country.

All the way from Europe, we have the sensational Mikaela Hellsten and Nicolas Deniau, two of the smiliest, loveliest lindy hoppers on the international scene today.

A little closer to home, we have the fabulous Loz Yee, Julia Wharington, Joel Kohn and Kieran Yee coming at you from Melbourne, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and an infectious sense of fun.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further updates! #hulla2017 is coming…

(Fabulous logo by Trevor Hutchison, photo credit to Fudz Qazi)

Charlotte & Jethro’s winning AJC routine

Posted Tuesday 30 August 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , ,

Kudos to Charlotte Round and Jethro Hardinge from Swing Zing for their first place in the Showcase at the Australian Jitterbug Championships (AJC) in Melbourne last weekend! Jethro also took out first Place in the AJC Jack & Jill competition with Erin Richardson. If you haven’t seen their wonderful performance already, here it is!

*Just click on the image to open to open the video.