The World Celebrates Frankie Month 2016!

Frankie Month 2016  … May is Frankie Month!  Frankie Manning’s birthday is May 26th but his birthdays never could be contained to just a single day of celebration. Let’s use the entire month of May to honor Frankie’s contributions to lindy hop and his positive spirit. Every May, celebrate Frankie Month in your home town:  Party […]

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Frankie Month on eBay

The following items are up for sale as part of Frankie Month. Support the Frankie Manning Foundation’s programming by purchasing one of our eBay items or making a direct donation.  Frankie Manning at Savoy Ballroom Poster by Richard Yarde – http://www.ebay.com/itm/141971531530?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 AUTOGRAPHED COPY Frankie Manning Ambassador of Lindy Hop – http://www.ebay.com/itm/141971492669?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Frankie Manning Foundation T-Shirt http://www.ebay.com/itm/141959041848?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 […]

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Check your Facebook preferences

Are you receiving updates from the Frankie Manning Foundation Facebook page?  Did you know that “liking” a page isn’t enough to receive page updates? You must also now adjust your settings for all of your favorite Facebook pages in order to receive the updates in your newsfeed. Here’s how to adjust your preferences: Underneath the “like” button, […]

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Frankie Manning’s Favorite Steps

Thank you to the 9:20 Special in San Francisco for this guest post. They’re organizing a Frankie Celebration as part of Frankie Month in May and this list of Frankie’s Favorite Steps is part of that effort.  Also posted to Yehoodi here.  Initially Compiled by Laura Jeffers, Edited by Rik Panganiban, April 2016 With Frankie Manning’s birthday […]

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Frankie Manning on Broadway

Just a few years after Frankie Manning retired from the Post Office, when the momentum of the swing dance revival was just starting to build, he was approached by two Broadway producers who were bringing the Paris production of “Black and Blue” to Broadway. They had heard that Frankie was an original dancer of the Harlem […]

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Frankie Month 2016 is just around the corner!

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser May is just around the corner…  … and that means FRANKIE MONTH!  Frankie Manning’s birthday is May 26th but his birthdays never could be contained to just a single day of celebration. Let’s use the entire month of May to honor Frankie’s contributions to […]

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Solid Sender – February 15th, 2016

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser Frankie Manning on Broadway See our Featured Video below: Frankie Manning‘s Wednesday Night Hop for “Black and Blue“   Just a few years after Frankie Manning retired from the Post Office, when the momentum of the swing dance revival was just starting to build, […]

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Lindy Hop for All: Interviews and Oral History of the Frankie Manning Foundation

Interviews conducted & article written by Dan Gorman The Frankie Manning Foundation only came into existence six years ago, but today it is at the forefront of the global swing dance scene. Frankie Manning was one of the originators of the lindy hop at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, and he later played a pivotal […]

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FMF Ambassador Kevin Harris Continues Grandfather’s Legacy

Our FMF Ambassadors are special people. They are talented dancers, of course, but they are also trailblazers – they are introducing Lindy hop in new communities which may not have even heard of it before. They are naturally curious and they are lifetime learners. And they are also very generous teachers, sharing what they know. […]

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