George Sullivan, An Unassuming Man

Written by by Paulette Brockington George Sullivan, Harvest Moon Ball Lindy Division champ of 1955 with then-wife Ruth “Sugar” Sullivan, died at age ninety-three on September 10, 2021 in Miami. The cause was a stroke that left him hospitalized. Called Sully by his friends, he was wise, funny, smart, and inspiring, such a nice man. […]

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The Jazz Continuum Streaming until September 9th

The Jazz Continuum is streaming online for free until September 9, 2021 on the Jacob’s Pillow website. The Frankie Manning Foundation would like to congratulate Board Member and Ambassador LaTasha Barnes, and the entire creative team of The Jazz Continuum on their successful world premiere at Jacob’s Pillow 2021 Dance Festival. Following a residency to conceive […]

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World Lindy Hop Day Savoy Ballroom Google Doodle

The Frankie Manning Foundation is thrilled that the Google Doodles team has chosen to highlight the Savoy Ballroom with a swing dance video game and an interview with living legend Sugar Sullivan!  Click here for full behind the Doodle scenes. We wish to thank David Madison for helping forge a connection between Google, the Frankie […]

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The Frankie Manning Foundation congratulates the Swing Beijing translation team on the publication of this Chinese-language edition of Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop. 

This collaborative group worked very hard for three years to produce an accurate translation (they held auditions for translators!), and we thank them for their extensive efforts to share Frankie’s memoir with dancers in their country. It truly was a labor of love. Organizers: Weiming Zeng, Beibei Huang Publishing: Johnny Tu Coordinators: Nancy Qin, Effie Yang […]

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Prof. E. Moncell Durden Presents an Interview with Frankie Manning from “Everything Remains Raw”

  The Frankie Manning Foundation is excited to announce a special film presentation. Dance historian, Tradition-bearer and scholar Prof. E. Moncell Durden will share full interview footage of his stirring conversation with the late Frankie Manning. A snippet of which can be seen within Prof. Durden’s powerful documentary about the black dance continuum “Everything Remains […]

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The Board Thanks Mandi Gould

The Board of Directors of the Frankie Manning Foundation wishes to thank Mandi Gould for her many years of dedicated service. Mandi volunteered with our Ambassador Program from 2010-2012. After joining the board from 2012-2020 (with a leave in 2015), she worked tirelessly to support our mission of sharing Lindy hop and Frankie’s legacy with […]

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Help Wanted: Now Accepting Applications for Media & Digital Administrative Support

This is a time of change in the Lindy Hop community and the Frankie Manning Foundation is also undergoing changes. At this time, we are putting out a call for applications for support in the following areas: Website Management (WordPress) Includes host management, email configuration, and technical support Social Media Coordination (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and […]

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Announcement: Black Lindy Hoppers Fund

The Lindy Hoppers of the African Diaspora Fund is now called the BLACK LINDY HOPPERS FUND – The Frankie Manning Foundation is happy to announce details about the Black Lindy Hoppers Fund (initially announced as the Lindy Hoppers of the African Diaspora Fund), a new independent program operating under the Houston Swing Dance Society: The […]

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