Friday, May 14, 2010


So we've survived our first ever Hullabaloo. For those of you playing at home it is the Lindy Hop exchange for Perth, people for interstate and overseas come to join us in dancing MANIA.
                                   Thursday night was "Western Night" at the Victoria Park Hotel
Say 'Yeeeha!!!' at our officail Hullabaloo 2010 opening dance. The registration desk will be open so come and pick up your passes and shirts. It's a 'Western Night' so think like John Wayne or Cat Ballou, throw on a hat and mosey on down to the Hullabaloo corral and enjoy this goregous 1930's art deco lacale. Drinks on the balcony, take in the breaze and dance the night away to great tunes spun by our selection of DJs. 
 Friday was lunch at Little Creatures....quickly scoffed because Mum and I were busily finishing off my ball dress. Chilli Mussels YUM!!! Best in the city!
Drop in to Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle for lunch or a few drinks. LCs is a favourite with local and out-of-town dancers during Hullabaloo and so we thought we'd add it to the official schedule so everyone can pop on down. Maybe take your out-of-town guests on a tour around Fremantle...always worth a look.
Friday night was Nautical/Pirate themed after the Mustang at the Perth Dingy Club, there is ME off to the left in the red sailor top and high waisted 30's skirt.
Ahoy there mateys! Plot a course for the Perth Dinghy Club for a night of 'dancing treasure' at this 1903 venue. Located right on the edge of the Swan River you can dance up a storm to our swing DJs inside or out on the balcony above the river. Be it sailor or pirate or nautical goddess of the are all welcome here aboard HMAS Lindy Hop.
                          Saturday was classes starting at 10 o'clock until 4 in the afternoon....
                                            Then the Hullaballoo Hop at the Perth Town Hall
Get your tickets and come on down to the gorgeous ZPerth Town Hall, built in 1870 right in the centre of the city with a huge wooden dance floor! The Hullabaloo Hop brings you a night of swing dancing, live music, fun and craziness! Cut a rug into the evening to the sounds of awesomely swingin' 17 piece Oz Big Band and be sure to join in on Hullabaloo's cray Jack n Jill contest for a chance to win a Hulla social pass for 2011! 

Then dancing till early morning at the Film Noir Late night photos of this one too knackered and was just happily dancing blues and drinking red wine out of a Pringle's cup, classy!!! With no glasses, beats drinking out the bottle!

An all night dance featuring your favourite thing-swing- in two DJd rooms:our Lindy Hop room offering bursts of Balboa beauty, and the other- a blisful Blues room. It's a chance for Hullabaloo hard-core dnacers to swing the night away, chill out or, if your feeling hungry Fast Eddie's is a short walk away and is open 24 hrs. 

Sunday was the Casablanca Hullabaloo Ball...FINALLY got my dress finished, VERY impressed!!! I made the hat too, I'm going to try my hand at making more of these for my store because it was so much fun. 
Take a trip back in time to 1930s Hollywood. When Bette Davis and Jean Harlow captured men's hearts and Errol Flynn and Jimmy Stewart made the ladies swoon. Bogart and Gable were the men of the hour and when Crawford and Garbo were the ladies to be. Featuring on of Perth's premier swingin' groups- Denise Dale and the Speakeasy Six. 

Sunday night 12.30 until 5am Monday morning was Thriller themed...
Just like a Hitchcock movie-it's time tobe thrilled by the sounds of DJs from all over the country. Then join in on our exciting Solo Charleston competition for some fun. Dance early into the morning and relax with friends. The DJs will be playing tunes til the early hours of the morning so fear not if you don't get your fill of dancing at the ball. 

Monday was a Relax and recovery Picnic in Kings Park in which we played giant jenga, and lots of circus tricks.
Enjoy a lazy afternoon picnic to recoup from the previous nights' dancing madness in the relaxing surrounds of Perth's jewel of the city-Kings Park. BYO drinks, food, bocce sets, chairs, blankets etc and chill out with friends.

Monday Night was  a Frankie Manning memorial dance at Kulcha on the coffe strip ing Fremantle...
Our Frankie Manning Memorial Dance. Dedicated to the most beloved Lindy Hopper of all time, who sadly passed away this time last year. Enjoy the last Hullabaloo shindig with a live swing band OTT Chicago Swing and marvel at old dance footage from the 1930's and 40's which will be projected throughout the night. Have a fairwell dance with your friends or just wind down on the balcony. A chance for everyone to hang out under the Hullabaloo banner for the last time and dance a Shim Sham for Frankie.
The most fun and the most hard-core dancing we've ever experienced!!! Can't wait 'till next year!!!

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