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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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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Emergency Fundraising Update

FMF COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED! In response to COVID-19 and the many community members affected by loss of income, the Frankie Manning Foundation has been able to award 63 grants to professional Lindy Hoppers from 16 different countries. It’s not too late to make a donation towards this important […]

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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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