Solid Sender – January Edition

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser NEWS Happy New Year! Among our board members, the new year means something very special. New year; new Frankie Manning Ambassadors! Appropriately enough, the deadline for applications for the 2015 Herrang Ambassador scholarship program was New Year’s Eve. We’re so excited by this year’s submissions! We […]

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The Harlem Swing Dance Society – WZUP in Harlem

By Barbara A. Jones  The Harlem SWOP – with The Harlem Swing Dance Society Culture …. Dance…. Jazz…. Lindy Hop…. SAVOY and Swing! These are the 6 main components The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) has been highlighting in the village of Harlem and elsewhere for the last 6 years. Slowly and steadily awakening and […]

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Swing for Kids: Inspire and Empower

By Kim Kays My name is Kim Kays and I’m the Executive Director for a brand new Non-Profit in Chicago called Swing for Kids. I started swing dancing four years ago and vividly recall witnessing my first jam circle. The energy, passion, and love for the music was evident in every dancer that was brave […]

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Frankie Manning Foundation History: Background

The idea for the Frankie Manning Foundation came about during the early planning stages of Frankie’s 95th Birthday Festival, when Frankie was still alive. Organizers Buddy Steves, David Jacoby, Tena Morales, and Elliott Donnelley decided that the Festival would be a nonprofit and an all-volunteer endeavor. The vision for the Festival was to bring the […]

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Solid Sender – 1st Edition!

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser NEWS Welcome to our new newsletter & round up! We’re excited to bring you Solid Sender with our monthly round up of fun and informative content! As always, we hope that you’ll also join us on Facebook, Twitter, and now also on our new Google+ and […]

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All About the Frankie Track at Herräng Dance Camp

By Ewa “W” Burak  All about the Frankie Track at Herräng Dance Camp 2014 Something many of us agree upon is that the Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden would not be what it is today if it wasn’t for Frankie who influenced the Camp in so many ways during all the summers he spent in Herräng (1989-2007). When […]

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Swing Back: The Harlem SWOP  with The Harlem Swing Dance Society

By Barbara A. Jones  The Harlem Swing Dance Society(THSDS) is the sole organization in Harlem promoting and preserving Lindy Hop and various forms of swing dance culture where it all began.  With this exciting challenge have come great discoveries and collaborations to showcase and bring attention to Harlem’s famed dance.  We love working with community […]

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The Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers Jacket!

By Voon Chew As the stage curtain draws back…. a sensational showstopper is revealed. In this case, we are not referring to a killer diller performance in a theater but that in the form of a varsity-style wool and leather jacket similar to the ones donned by the Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers troupe at the height […]

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Solid Sender – Invitation!

  Invitation! Join the new Frankie Manning Foundation newsletter;  SOLID SENDER “Solid Sender” is an expression from the Swing Era used to describe someone or something really, really good. Frankie himself even suggested the name! Good one. So now, you’re invited to click here to join the Frankie Manning Foundation in its mission to spread the […]

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Herrang and Other Camps 2015!

Spread the word that the Frankie Manning Foundation is accepting applications NOW for all scholarships for 2015. To apply, fill out this form now (even if you have done it before). We will make our decisions for Herrang AS SOON AS POSSIBLE — as soon as we hear from really good applicants.  Click here.    […]

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