What is Hullabaloo?
Hullabaloo (The Perth Lindy Exchange) is a 4 day celebration of swing dancing held in Perth, Western Australia.
Hullabaloo includes a wide variety of events; with plenty of social dancing, swing dance workshops with international and Australian instructors, live swing bands, a vintage-themed swing ball, crazy dance contests and a friendly atmosphere that typically attracts up to 250 local, interstate and overseas dancers.
Is it only for advanced dancers? NO WAY!
Even if you have just started your first beginners’ course there’s something for you! What better way to introduce yourself to the world of Swing Dance than 4 days of live bands, friendly visitors and a variety of different events. Anyone who is interested in swing dancing, jazz music or vintage culture is encouraged to join in on the fun! The 2016 event will be the 13th annual Hullabaloo, we’d love to see you there!
Who organises it?
Hullabaloo is presented by the non-profit Perth Swing Dance Society and run by volunteers. The PSDS is always happy for people to lend a hand, so why not volunteer to work with the team and help the party run smoothly!
So what’s this about registering?
Hullabaloo is the most popular 4 days on the WA swing calendar and events often sell out, so we ask people to purchase passes ahead of time. You can jump in and buy a Full Pass to everything, or choose to do just the workshops or just the social events. Most social events can be paid for at the door if not sold out, but you’ll save money by registering for one of the passes. The combined costs of all the events is much cheaper with a pass than you pay at the door each night.
It’s also worth noting that PSDS members and out-of-town dancers receive discounted prices for all passes.
Getting to Perth
For journey planning, all train/bus/ferry timetables and maps visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au It’s handy to know that Perth city centre operates a Free Transit Zone ( FTZ ) where travel on public transport is free. The boundaries of this free travel zone are defined here. Simply hop on any train, bus or CAT. CATS are free colour coded buses that operate around the CBD – for more info visit LookatWA.
Operating both to and from Perth Airport T3 (Domestic) and Perth city, the CONNECT shuttle will pick you up or drop you off at five convenient locations:
- East Perth train station;
- WA Museum on Beaufort Street;
- Wellington Street, opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel;
- The Kings Perth Hotel, corner of Pier and Hay Streets; and
- The Ambassador Hotel, Adelaide Terrace.
Tickets are $15 per person one way. There is no need to book, you can purchase a ticket from the driver on the day of travel. For the Perth City Shuttle Map and other info go to the website.
- You can find out about Perth hostels at hostelz.com or Hostelworld. Look for hostels in the CBD and Northbridge for easy access to most of the social events. Trains run to Subiaco and Midland from the city also.
- Consult the Experience Perth accommodation guide for other accommodation types,
- Check Wotif.com for information about last-minute and other accomodation.
- Lastminute.com.au is another good website for urgent accommodation deals.
Your 2016 Hullabaloo Committee are:
Tomasz Bilski (Coordinator)
Got a question?
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