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.

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










Still to be added…2014 and 2015.