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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A Message from the Board

The Frankie Manning Foundation would like to make clear that while there was some interaction in the past with Felipe Artefuego by some individual board members and representatives via our social media channel, the FMF Board has never discussed, reviewed nor endorsed the work of Felipe Artefuego. We do recognize that the correspondence from individual […]

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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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