The Board of Advisors of the Frankie Manning Foundation welcomes Tena Morales-Armstrong!

The Frankie Manning Foundation Board of Advisors is thrilled to welcome Tena Morales-Armstrong as the newest member of the board. Tena Morales-Armstrong is a dedicated promoter and producer of several national dance events. She is currently co-producer of the International Lindy Hop Championships, Lindyfest, the Houston Jazz Dance Festival and International Swing Dance Championships. In […]

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2018 Frankie Manning Ambassadors: Breonna Jordan & Darold Alexander

Rising stars in New Orleans, a great city for music and dance, Breonna Jordan and Darold Alexander teach and perform regularly at Bamboula’s. They were our first Ambassadors to attend New Orleans Swing Dance Festival and Lindy Focus. They will be our first Herrang Ambassadors from the “deep South” of the US, coming Weeks 2, […]

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Message from Okurut George of Uganda

The Frankie Manning Foundation provided a scholarship for Okurut George of Uganda to attend the Mozambique Afro-Swing Exchange. He posted this nice acknowledgment on Facebook today about his experience: facebook Okurut George tagged you and 6 others in a post in Frankie Manning – Lindy Hop. Okurut wrote: “I need to take this moment of appreciating everyone who support […]

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The growth of African-American participants in the lindy hop community

Frankie Manning would be very pleased at the growth of African-American participants in the lindy hop community. Look at this post from Kenneth Shipp about Lindy Focus and Jeff Liu-Leyco‘s photo. One of my favorite moments from Focus… Before you ask, this actually wasn’t all the black folk at Focus. We couldn’t get everyone together for the number […]

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Frankie Manning recognized in today’s Google Doodle!!! Happy birthday, Frankie!

Google honors Frankie Manning  The Frankie Manning Foundation is are thrilled to announce that Frankie Manning is the Google Doodle today!  Huge thanks to Google for honoring the memory and legacy of this legendary Lindy hopper on his 102nd birthday!! Google is running the Doodle in 15 regions, including North America and the UK. To […]

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