Frankie Manning on French Television, 1990 (Age 76)

I just want to make sure everyone gets to see this amazing video that Jean-Christophe Hep and Eric Esquivel found featuring Frankie Manning at age 76 dancing with Judy Pritchett and also featuring Cyd Charisse! (Interviews are translated into French.) This is truly an amazing find. Enjoy! 22 sep 1990, "Etoile Palace" démonstration de Lindy hop […]

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Check your Facebook preferences

Are you receiving updates from the Frankie Manning Foundation Facebook page?  Did you know that “liking” a page isn’t enough to receive page updates? You must also now adjust your settings for all of your favorite Facebook pages in order to receive the updates in your newsfeed. Here’s how to adjust your preferences: Underneath the “like” button, […]

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Frankie Manning’s Favorite Steps

Thank you to the 9:20 Special in San Francisco for this guest post. They’re organizing a Frankie Celebration as part of Frankie Month in May and this list of Frankie’s Favorite Steps is part of that effort.  Initially Compiled by Laura Jeffers, Edited by Rik Panganiban, April 2016 With Frankie Manning’s birthday coming up, some of us […]

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Frankie Manning on Broadway

Just a few years after Frankie Manning retired from the Post Office, when the momentum of the swing dance revival was just starting to build, he was approached by two Broadway producers who were bringing the Paris production of “Black and Blue” to Broadway. They had heard that Frankie was an original dancer of the Harlem […]

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Lindy Hop for All: Interviews and Oral History of the Frankie Manning Foundation

Interviews conducted & article written by Dan Gorman The Frankie Manning Foundation only came into existence six years ago, but today it is at the forefront of the global swing dance scene. Frankie Manning was one of the originators of the lindy hop at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, and he later played a pivotal […]

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