Swing Culture

Call out for Expressions of Interest for the 2019 Hullabaloo Committee

Posted Monday 4 February 2019 by Perth Swing Dance Society in , , , , , ,

Pic: Dabelyn Photography

Hullabaloo is looking for 5 people to complete our committee and take on some very important roles as part of the festival. If you have an interest in being part of the organisational team and feel you can bring energy and initiative to the 2019 Hullabaloo festival in any of these 5 positions please email Crystle at challingercrystle@gmail.com indicating which position you would be interested in and any skills/prior experience you can bring to the role.

Festival Coordinator

Looking for someone who is organised, confident, outgoing and wants to really take control of the working cogs of Hullabaloo. Position will involve overseeing the Hulla working team; will be the point person throughout the festival. You will work closely with the Hulla coordinators coming up to the event and be in charge of final decisions during the festival weekend. Qualities required: fair and unbiased, able to delegate and show initiative. This is a paid position.

Venue Coordinator

Looking for someone to work closely with the festival coordinator with the specific role of managing the operational aspects of each venue including but not limited to: keys collections, catering, alcohol licencing, security etc. This is a paid position.

Band Contact/Stage Manager/Sound

Liaises with venue coordinator, festival coordinator and bands. Must have a prior understanding and/or experience in working directly with musicians and stage coordination. Must be available to setup and pack down stages/backline.

Volunteer Coordinator

Must be a people person and good with schedules and organising people. We’re looking for someone who is willing to be available throughout the Hullabaloo weekend to organise the volunteers at events.

Workshop Coordinator

This role entails liaising with the venue, key collection, sound and timely bump in and bump out of venues and general well being of teachers.

For more information about Hullabaloo 2019, go to our website at hulla.org.

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!

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.

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.