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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 have been a part of the Perth swing scene for over 15 years, delivering hundreds of performances around the city, and regularly performing at their namesake, Perth’s Hullabaloo.

The PSDS is grateful for all the members, both past and present, who have helped shape the history of 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.

PSDS Life Membership Nominations 2015/16

Posted Saturday 18 June 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in ,

Honorary Life Membership to the PSDS was introduced at a Special resolution Meeting at the 2012-13 AGM and was welcomed and developed by the membership. Honorary Life Membership is open to “A person who has performed a distinguished service to the association over an extended period of time” (PSDS constitution, 2013). The person must have served at least one full term on the PSDS and/or Hullabaloo committee to be considered for nomination.

Honorary Life Members have their membership fees waived for life. Other benefits may be made at the discretion of the PSDS committee each year. All nominations submitted by Friday the 15th of July where the PSDS committee will consider all nominations. A maximum of two Honorary Life Memberships will be awarded at the PSDS AGM. Nominations can can be made via this link only.

Existing PSDS Life Members:

Jarrad Marshall

Michelle Turner

Can’t Stop the Lindy Hop shirts

Posted Sunday 12 June 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , ,

A few years a go the PSDS designed a fun T-shirt for the society. We wanted something other than our logo so Michelle Turner put together this ‘Can’t Stop the Lindy Hop’ design for us featuring original Lindy Hoppers Willa Mae Ricker and Leon James. It is still available on Red Bubble and you can custom design it by choosing different shirt colours, shirt styles and even hoodies. We’ve seen a few people around town wearing them but wanted to remind new and long term dancers that they are available online here. $25AUD for shirts, more for hoodies and other variations.

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Hullabaloo 2016 photos

Posted Saturday 21 May 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , ,

Here are the links to pretty much ALL the photos taken at Hullabaloo this year by amazing photographers Mark Rontondella, Fudz Qazi and Stephen Endicott. These guys run around at events taking pics purely for fun and totally volunteer their time. The photos show the pure joy and fun that is Lindy Hop and capture the spirit of our events perfectly. Thanks again guys!

– Please make sure you credit these these photos in the future if you use them.

Pic: Fudz Qazi

Pic: Fudz Qazi

Mustang/Friday Frolics:
https://www.facebook.com/mark.rotondella/media_set…