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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The One-8 Project

The green screen photo booth at Frankie 100. More than 3 years in the making, the One-8 project is a 6 song long stop motion Lindy Hop animation starring 760 dancers from 37 countries. The producers, Tim Collins and Ruchi Aviles in Mexico City, have been working hard to make this project a reality. You […]

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Dawn Hampton Fund

Friends of Dawn Hampton, Since losing Dawn a few days ago, there has been a tremendous outpouring of feeling. Dawn Hampton has been one of the guiding lights of our Lindy Hop family, and we will all cherish her memory. This fundraiser is a continuation of the one that George Gee started that has already […]

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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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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 Month 2016 is just around the corner!

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser May is just around the corner…  … and that means FRANKIE MONTH!  Frankie Manning’s birthday is May 26th but his birthdays never could be contained to just a single day of celebration. Let’s use the entire month of May to honor Frankie’s contributions to […]

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