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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…

May is Frankie Manning Month!

Posted Monday 2 May 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in ,

Frankie Manning’s birthday is May 26 but his birthdays never could be contained to just a single day of celebration. So we use the entire month of May to honor Frankie’s contributions to Lindy Hop and his positive spirit.

In the spirit of Frankie, we encourage you to:

  • Party like Frankie! Throw a swingin’ birthday party or a lindy hop dance that Frankie would have enjoyed.
  • Play the music of the Savoy Ballroom and the big bands of the swing era.
  • Hold Frankie Manning inspired dance classes and workshops.
  • Share Frankie videos and stories.

Consider donating proceeds from your Frankie Month activities to the Frankie Manning Foundation. The Frankie Manning Foundation preserves Frankie’s legacy and promotes Lindy Hop worldwide through events and celebrations, as well ambassador programs, scholarships and youth initiatives.

If you don’t know who Frankie is you can find out all about him in the Music and Resources. directory.

The new PSDS website!

Posted Monday 18 April 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in

It’s finally here!

The Perth Swing dance Society would like to welcome you to the long awaited new website! After more than 12 years of hard service, the ‘old’ PSDS website had gotten very long in the tooth and needed to be put into retirement.

The new website offers a guide to all the swing events we know of in Western Australia, including information about events from the PSDS, swing schools and other sources, making it far easier to know what’s coming up. It also has categories you can use to find specific events, such as workshops, free events and live music!

There are many other features of the website for you to explore, including:

  • Being able to join the PSDS directly through the website (using PayPal for payments)
  • Information on swing history, ettiquete, clothing etc
  • Information about where to learn to swing dance in Perth
  • Links to local musicians
  • A responsive design- for those of you that don’t ‘talk websites’, this means the website adapts to the screen you are accessing it from, making it easy to read on a computer, phone and tablet.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank a few individuals and companies who have helped out in the development of this website. Firstly to Lotterywest who provided us with a grant towards the cost of creating this website. To Clever Starfish who designed and built the website, with particular mention to Gregory Bruyer and Trevor Hutchison who donated some of their time to help develop (Greg) and design (Trev) the website and Hyper IT who are hosting our website free of charge. We would also like to acknowledge the work that has gone into this website by the PSDS committees over the last 3 years, with particular mention to Michelle Turner has also worked tirelessly to provide almost all of the written content for the site and continues to update info on a regular basis and to Fiona Kemp who has worked on this project from the start, secured the grant from Lotterywest and has seen the project through to fruition.

We hope that you can use this site as your one-stop ‘Perth swing information centre’. We will be also be archiving photos and adding articles to the blog, so accessing information about the Perth scene will be easier than ever.

The PSDS would like to welcome your feedback about the new website, including if you have any issues using it or if you notice any errors. If you have something to tell us, either use the Contact Us section of the website or send us an email at feedback@perthswing.com.

The 2015-16 Perth Swing Dance Society Committee
Pc: Dabelyn Photography

Pc: Dabelyn Photography

Hullabaloo History!

Posted Saturday 5 March 2016 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , ,

It all started in 2004…

Many new dancers are unaware that by April 2016, Hullabaloo will have been running for 13 years! In 2013 we ran our 10th Anniversary Hullabaloo and boy it was a big one! Because it was such a special event some of us thought it would be a good idea to produce posters showing the history of Hullabaloo over the years. The information included which international teachers came to teach, the names of people who were on the Hullabaloo committee that year, the logo and themes and photos of the event. I designed these and would like to add them here for posterity and as an archive of modern Perth swing history and will add the newer years soon. Enjoy!

by Michelle Turner

Hullabaloo 2004


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2006


2007


2008


2009


2013


2011


2012


2013

Still to be added…2014 and 2015.