2018 Frankie Manning Ambassador: Roy Romero Vivanco, Guadalajara, Mexico

Introducing Roy Romero Vivanco, who fell hard for lindy hop in Mexico City with Swing Dance Mexico. He has gone on to build a thriving new scene in Guadalajara, Mexico. He’ll be a Frankie Ambassador at Herrang during Weeks 3,4 and 5, and he’ll be there pretty much the whole summer.   […]

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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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Lindy Hop in Central & South America

The mission of the Frankie Manning Foundation is to spread the joy of lindy hop around the world. We are happy to see new communities sprouting up in Central and South America, including in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia. Please consider supporting their campaign to improve their skills and build community at Swing Break 2018 in […]

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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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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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