1. Promoting the Lindy Hop through Scene Building:
It was Frankie Manning’s dream for Lindy hop to spread all over the world. In his later years he experienced considerable fulfillment of his dream, traveling and teaching throughout the United States, Western Europe, Australia and Asia. There was no finer ambassador for Lindy hop than Frankie Manning himself.
Dancing the lindy hop and learning its history has continued to grow since Frankie’s passing. Today it is a strong presence in many Eastern European countries and it is making incursions into Latin America.
Lindy hop is spread by people who love it. They learn through trial and error how to build a new lindy hop scene and how to preserve and strengthen a scene that has been around for a while.
By way of supporting lindy hop everywhere, the Frankie Foundation helps dancers share their successful experiences so that we all can benefit from them.
Please let us know about great lindy hop scenes, great scene-building stories, even valiant failures that we can learn something from.
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2. Promoting the Lindy Hop through Media Coverage
Here is a recent example of a network news story on the joys of swing dancing that appeared nationally in the USA: