FMF Volunteer Adam speaks about Suiting Up Swing Style

May 26th – Suit up Swing Style and work #TheLindyLook Hey, I’m Adam and I come from one of the fastest growing Lindy hop scenes in the UK and Ireland – Belfast.    I only started dancing about two years ago but it has slowly taken over my life – going from attending classes once a […]

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The Harlem Swing Dance Society – What’s Happening in Harlem

Contributed by Barbara Jones Hello all!  If you’ve been watching the weather its been EXTREMELY frigid in NYC – almost debilitating!  Despite this life goes on, and The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) has interesting news to share.    We missed you in the February Issue so here is a combined update on topics and […]

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Solid Sender: February 2015

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser Ambassador scholarships are awarded to dancers who will carry on Frankie Manning’s mission of “spreading the joy of lindy hop.” Our hope is that they will bring new populations into our community from all around the world.  This is now the fifth year of our Ambassador scholarships. […]

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Ambassador Update: Traci Bartlow

News from Traci Bartlow (Herrång Ambassador, 2011) : This past summer, New York City youngsters in a Harlem, Queens and Staten Island were wowed by a show called, “B-Love’s Hip Hop Jazzy Groove”,  a lecture/demonstration/performance that shows the connection of Hip Hop dance and the dances of the Harlem Renaissance including, of course, Lindy hop.  […]

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Ambassador Update: Samuel Coleman

Spreading the Joy of Lindy Hop Samuel Coleman (Herrang Ambassador, 2011) of New York City is an impeccably dressed vintage fashion plate – and so much more.  He continuously attracts new African-American dancers of all ages into lindy hop through his classes in Harlem and his outreach to dancers at Alvin Ailey School, where he works. Samuel […]

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Ambassador Update: Jamin Jackson

Since becoming an Ambassador four years ago, Jamin Jackson (Herrang Ambassador, 2011)  has made great impact at home and abroad. He founded Vintage Swing Movement Tulsa which runs monthly workshops and an annual event, Greenwood Swingout which will take place May 22-24, 2015. “In the past, hatred and unjust laws kept people apart.  During that time, […]

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