Welcome New Board Member: Marie N’diaye

The Frankie Manning Foundation is thrilled to announce another new member to our board of advisors, Marie N’diaye! Dr. Marie N’diaye (PhD) is a Lindy Hop and African American Vernacular Jazz choreographer, performer and educator as well as a dance researcher. Marie has been dancing almost as long as she has been walking, training mostly […]

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Welcome New Board Member: LaTasha Barnes

The Frankie Manning Foundation is thrilled to announce another new member to our board of advisors, LaTasha Barnes! LaTasha Barnes is an internationally recognized and awarded dancer, educator, coach, entrepreneur, Tradition-Bearer and ambassador of culture. Based in New York, Barnes is celebrated for her musicality, athleticism, and joyful presence throughout the cultural traditions she bears: […]

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Move Together

The Frankie Manning Foundation would like to show its support to this effort and we encourage all dancers to attend: MOVE TOGETHER:  Dancing Towards An Inclusive Community & Global Social Justice Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. London time JOIN THE GLOBAL LINDY HOP, SWING DANCE & BLUES DANCE COMMUNITY for an […]

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Farewell & Thank you to Board Member, Tena Morales

The Board of Directors of the Frankie Manning Foundation would like to thank Tena Morales for her outstanding service on our board from 2/15/2018 until 5/31/2020 and for her contributions to the Foundation’s mission. Tena brought an extraordinary resume of experience to the task, including years of organizing major swing dance events; being part the […]

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Video – Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression

Thank you to Professor Christi Jay Wells for this seminar on Saturday, May 30, 2020. ⭐For ESL, you can follow along with the script here. ⭐The full dissertation can be found here. Here is the video: About our guest speaker, Christi Jay Wells Ph.D. Christopher J. “Christi Jay” Wells is assistant professor of musicology at […]

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May 30, 2020 – Virtual Seminar – “Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression”

Save the date! On Saturday, May 30th the Frankie Manning Foundation is proud to host special guest Christi Jay Wells Ph.D who will be hosting a special virtual seminar: Thriving in Crisis: The Chick Webb Orchestra and the Great Depression This will be a fascinating and engaging virtual seminar for Lindy hoppers, musicians, and jazz […]

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Frankie Month 2020: Shim Sham Relay for Frankie Manning’s Birthday!

It’s #FrankieMonth! This year we’re doing a new kind of global Shim Sham for Frankie Manning’s birthday. This time, it’s going to be a relay! No matter where you are in the world on 26 May 2020, at 8pm *your* time it’s Shim Sham time! We invite you to join in. HOW IT WORKS Create […]

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EMERGENCY SUPPORT UPDATE

FMF COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT In response to COVID-19 and the many community members affected by loss of income, the Frankie Manning Foundation opened applications for Emergency Support on March 27th and with the deadline closing last Thursday, April 9th. We’ve received application for Emergency Support from Lindy Hop professionals all over the world. Several of […]

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