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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Welcome New Board Member: LaTasha Barnes

The Frankie Manning Foundation is thrilled to announce another new member to our board of advisors, LaTasha Barnes! LaTasha Barnes is an internationally recognized and awarded dancer, educator, coach, entrepreneur, Tradition-Bearer and ambassador of culture. Based in New York, Barnes is celebrated for her musicality, athleticism, and joyful presence throughout the cultural traditions she bears: […]

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Move Together

The Frankie Manning Foundation would like to show its support to this effort and we encourage all dancers to attend: MOVE TOGETHER:  Dancing Towards An Inclusive Community & Global Social Justice Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. London time JOIN THE GLOBAL LINDY HOP, SWING DANCE & BLUES DANCE COMMUNITY for an […]

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Farewell & Thank you to Board Member, Tena Morales

The Board of Directors of the Frankie Manning Foundation would like to thank Tena Morales for her outstanding service on our board from 2/15/2018 until 5/31/2020 and for her contributions to the Foundation’s mission. Tena brought an extraordinary resume of experience to the task, including years of organizing major swing dance events; being part the […]

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Video – Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression

Thank you to Professor Christi Jay Wells for this seminar on Saturday, May 30, 2020. ⭐For ESL, you can follow along with the script here. ⭐The full dissertation can be found here. Here is the video: About our guest speaker, Christi Jay Wells Ph.D. Christopher J. “Christi Jay” Wells is assistant professor of musicology at […]

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