What’s on offer?
Hullabaloo offers plenty of workshops and classes over the whole weekend, and are the best opportunity to draw on the experience of our teachers, ask those burning questions and push your dancing to new levels in a safe and fun environment.
Weekend Workshops – Two full days of workshops (Sat & Sun) featuring our teaching guests
Master Class – With our international teachers, Nicolas and Mikaela (by application only)
Please note, to allow each individual a more positive learning experience with our teachers, class sizes will be strictly limited. We expect all levels to sell out.
As dancers, there’s nothing quite as comforting as hearing a good 5, 6, 7, 8… but here’s some other numbers to consider:
- Two days of workshops
- With three streams of lindy hop
- Featuring six amazing teachers
- And a total of nine hours of teaching time
How to Register: The Saturday & Sunday workshops are included in the Full Pass and Workshop Pass, or can be purchased individually in One Day Passes.
When: Saturday, 22 April and Sunday, 23 April
10:00am to 4:00pm each day
Intermediate: Perth Modern School
Intermediate-Advanced: Perth Modern School
Advanced: Stage Door
Class 1: 10:00am – 11:30am
Class 2: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Class 3: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Choosing your stream is about choosing what aspect of your dancing you want to spend the weekend focusing on. Do you want to experiment with new rhythms and find places to include personal styling? Or are you looking to work on communicating with your partner? Perhaps you want to nerd out over technique. Whatever it is that you are looking to do, pick a stream that lets you develop the elements that you want to explore as a dancer.
Workshop streaming is an exercise in self assessment; the stream you’re placed in will be your peer group to develop with over the course of the weekend, and having classes of similar skill is important for everyone’s growth and enjoyment, so we ask that you please think carefully about which stream is best suited to your abilities. The teachers will spend some time at the beginning of the workshops making sure everyone is comfortable with the pace and content of the classes.
You can tell your swing outs from your tuck turns and are comfortable moving between 6 and 8 count moves. You might be in the early stages of your lindy hop journey and have been thinking about new ways to develop your dancing. You’re comfortable and confident in getting out onto the social dance floor, although you might not yet feel ready for extremes in tempo just yet.
In addition to our newer dancers, we would also welcome anyone who is looking to work on their fundamentals to consider the intermediate stream.
In this stream, you might be looking to:
- find places in social dances where you can add your own styling (both leads and follows)
- begin or continue your musicality and rhythm journey
- cement your Lindy vocabulary and maybe learn some moves that are new to you
You’ve likely been dancing at least a year now and have been developing a more considered approach to lindy hop – you’re thinking about how to be more musical and improvising more on the social dance floor.
At this level, you’ll be thinking more about ‘connection’ and ‘movement’ than just moves alone, and getting a better sense of working with slow and fast tempos. You’ve possibly dabbled in some musical theory, and have some solo jazz moves and routines under your belt.
In this stream, you might be looking to:
- refine the way you think about musicality and rhythm when you dance
- build on your Lindy vocabulary
- consider new or different ways of doing “basic” moves
At the advanced level, your ability to adapt and interpret new material is strong; when a teacher asks you to do something that isn’t “the way you’ve always done it”, you’re able to integrate it into your own personal style.
At this level, you have generally been on the social floor for a number of years now and can dance comfortably at most tempos. You are highly competent in improvising movement and an ability to understand and apply musicality. You might have been a performer or a competitor, and have probably at least dabbled in other styles of swing dancing apart from Lindy Hop.
Be aware, this is a technically focused stream. As such, you may need to demonstrate a high level of competency at a considerably wider set of Lindy Hop skills. The advanced stream will have their dancing pushed to new heights in terms of technical and musical skill.
Hullabaloo prides itself on delivering classes targeting as wide a range of skill levels as possible, and we certainly haven’t forgotten about our most advanced dancers. Nicolas and Mikaela will be presenting a two hour Master Class designed to push your dancing to the limit, and as such we aim to keep the level for this class as high as possible.
Attendance at the Master Class will be by written application only – please look through the criteria detailed below and provide examples of the type of choreography, training, competitions and performances you have completed, as well as references and the names of leaders in your scene that we can contact to confirm your dancing experience if necessary.
If you are not sure how detailed you need to be, please contact us and we can provide you with an example. Please also note that participation in prior year Master Classes does not guarantee your acceptance for this year’s class, and you are still required to submit an EOI.
- I have been dancing for many years.
- I am well versed in all things Swing, including some of the lesser known dances.
- I am a teacher.
- I throw aerials.
- I have choreographed a lot.
- I have travelled to dance.
- I have performed so many times I’ve lost count.
- I compete and sometimes I even win.
- Even if I am not all of these things, I could do them if I wanted to and my dance peers do so.
Applications close 14 April 2017. You will be notified by email on the selection outcome.
Please direct written applications and any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Monday, 24 April
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: Perth Modern School, 90 Roberts Road, Subiaco
*Payment will be via Paypal or bank transfer, and details will be emailed to you with your acceptance.