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.  Also posted to Yehoodi here.  Initially Compiled by Laura Jeffers, Edited by Rik Panganiban, April 2016 With Frankie Manning’s birthday […]

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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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The “Frankie Moves” Video Project

Thank you to Sing Lim for initiating this project, capturing different dancers’ special memories of Frankie Manning. Åsa Heedman   Catrine Ljunggren Chester Whitmore Daniel Heedman   Elliott Donnelley Fish (Jan Forsell)   Juan Villafane   Julie Oram     Lennart Westerlund   Matt Bedell   Marcus & Bärbl   Ramona Staffeld Ryan Francois Do you have […]

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