The Perth Swing Dance Society (PSDS) is a non-profit organisation, committed to actively promoting swing dancing, its music and culture in Western Australia.
Call out for Expressions of Interest for the 2019 Hullabaloo Committee
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 email@example.com indicating which position you would be interested in and any skills/prior experience you can bring to the role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hullabaloo 2018: The Perth Lindy Exchange
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!
Visit hulla.org for more information
Hullabaloo 2017 – The Perth Lindy Exchange
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)
Hullabaloo 2016 photos
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.
The Last Hurrah:
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
Still to be added…2014 and 2015.