Norma Miller – Italiano

Norma Miller, la mitica “Regina dello Swing” ha bisogno del nostro aiuto: nei giorni scorsi le è stata diagnosticata un’insufficienza cardiaca congestizia e ora ha necessità di rimanere a casa per raccogliere le forze e riprendere a swingare! Norma Miller è determinata a stare con noi tutti per festeggiare il suo 100° compleanno il 2 […]

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Swingin’ Réunion – an event recap by Ewa “W” Burak

The following was written by  Ewa “W” Burak, lindy hop dancer, instructor, and former member of The Rhythm Hot Shots, Sweden who recently returned from teaching at Swingin’ Réunion along with Lennart Westerlund. Reunion Island Oct 12-14, 2018 I have always been fascinated by the helicopter perspective. What in the moments seems to be random events look different from […]

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THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE – “A Night at the Savoy”

THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE Norma Miller performing with Billy Ricker, Al Minns, and Frankie Manning at the Village Gate, “A Night at the Savoy.”  Event and footage produced by Larry Schulz. Read Frankie’s description of this night in Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop.  https://www.frankiemanningfoundation.org/book/ THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is an ongoing project to […]

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THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE – “The Big Apple Part 1”

THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE Frankie Manning demonstrates steps from the Big Apple. Video Courtesy of Lance Benishek. 1. Stomp Off 2. Hop 3. Cross 4. Rock Time 5. Boogie 6. Boogie back 7. Applejack (“Ho”) 8. Gaze Afar   THE FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is an ongoing project to digitize significant footage of lindy […]

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Guest Post: Vote for Hellzapoppin’ for the National Film Preservation Board

Guest post by Ricardo Ferraro   The internet has plenty of posts related to relevant lindy hop dance movies. But, what if there was a program to preserve the original copies of these movies ? Indeed, there is one: The Library Of Congress Film Registry from the Library Of Congress National Film Preservation Board. And the […]

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Announcing the Frankie Manning Media Archive

The FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is digitizing significant footage of lindy hop’s greatest ambassador, Frankie Manning. Much of this footage is rare and never-before-seen.  This Frankie Manning footage will be freely available to inspire and educate dancers all around the world. The FRANKIE MANNING MEDIA ARCHIVE is volunteer produced by the Frankie Manning Foundation. Consider […]

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