How to Hullabaloo
Make sure you’ve clicked “attending” on the Facebook event, as this is the best place to get a notification for any last minute changes over the weekend, or breaking news.
HullaMaps – some suggestions to make the most of Hullabaloo weekend.
Competing & Contributing
Mix & Match Competition
What is it? The Paul Verevis Memorial Mix & Match is named after local Perth dancer Paul Verevis. “Paulie” to his friends, his passion for the swing dance scene was without limits and he was one of the kindest and most generous dancers; Paulie’s spirit was huge – he was a friend to everyone. The Mix & Match is held every year at Hullabaloo in his memory to promote the lindy hop ethos that is at the heart of what we strive to encourage in our dancing every day – that lindy hop is for everyone to have fun and feel part of a positive and welcoming community.
When is it? Saturday 22nd April at the Hullabaloo Hop (at North Perth Town Hall). Signups for this competition fill up fast so make sure to get to the event nice and early if you don’t want to miss out!
How does it work? Individuals enter without a partner and demonstrate skills in spontaneous dancing with a variety of partners. Leaders and followers are randomly paired.
What are we looking for? The Mix & Match is a competition, but it’s mostly about having fun. Judges will be looking for partner connection and teamwork, musicality (timing, creativity, flow), and just really good solid Lindy Hop.
Your Guide to Perth
If you’re in Perth for the weekend from out of town and aren’t sure what to do in between all the dancing, we’ve put together a few suggestions for you here.
Buses from Perth Airport to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth CBD daily. Depending which terminal you’re arriving at, you’ll either want to catch the Bus Route 380 from Terminals 1 & 2, or Bus Route 40 from Terminals 3 & 4.
For journey planning, all train/bus/ferry timetables and maps visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au
The Perth CBD 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 bus. CATS are free colour coded buses that operate around the CBD – for more info visit LookatWA.
Secure paid parking is available close to all the evening events, marked for you on our Hullabaloo Google Map. Keep an eye out for people who might be walking alone between events or to their car, and please, if you are alone, find some buddies to walk with. If you’re unsure about where to go or how to find something, come find a committee member and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Wilson Parking offer a service called “Book a Bay“, which is super cheap on weekends, and invaluable when parking in the city. You are required to make an account, and it will then use your credit card as your “ticket” (ie, there is a slot for it in the ticket machine when you drive into the carpark).