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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Ambassadors Have Fun at Herräng – Apply Now

Ambassador Cyle Dixon at Herräng Last summer Cyle Dixon Jr. of Cleveland, OH was a Frankie Manning Foundation Ambassador at Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden. He had great classes, great social dances and got to perform onstage quite a bit! Applications are open for Herräng 2020. Read all about it here We are looking for […]

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THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE – “A Night at the Savoy”

THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE Norma Miller performing with Billy Ricker, Al Minns, and Frankie Manning at the Village Gate, “A Night at the Savoy.”  Event and footage produced by Larry Schulz. Read Frankie’s description of this night in Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop.  https://www.frankiemanningfoundation.org/book/ THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is an ongoing project to […]

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Beantown’s Rhythm Ambassadors Fly to New Orleans

As you know, the Frankie Manning Foundation provides Ambassador scholarships to a number of lindy hop camps. But one program stands out… The Beantown Camp Ambassador Program, which started in 2011, has developed into something unique. Aurelie and Tony Tye of Hop to the Beat who run Beantown have gone to great lengths to keep […]

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