George Sullivan, An Unassuming Man

Written by by Paulette Brockington George Sullivan, Harvest Moon Ball Lindy Division champ of 1955 with then-wife Ruth “Sugar” Sullivan, died at age ninety-three on September 10, 2021 in Miami. The cause was a stroke that left him hospitalized. Called Sully by his friends, he was wise, funny, smart, and inspiring, such a nice man. […]

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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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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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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: Marie N’diaye

The Frankie Manning Foundation is thrilled to announce another new member to our board of advisors, Marie N’diaye! Dr. Marie N’diaye (PhD) is a Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz choreographer, performer and educator as well as a dance researcher. Marie has been dancing almost as long as she has been walking, training mostly […]

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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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