The Board of Advisors of the Frankie Manning Foundation welcomes Tena Morales-Armstrong!

The Frankie Manning Foundation Board of Advisors is thrilled to welcome Tena Morales-Armstrong as the newest member of the board. Tena Morales-Armstrong is a dedicated promoter and producer of several national dance events. She is currently co-producer of the International Lindy Hop Championships, Lindyfest, the Houston Jazz Dance Festival and International Swing Dance Championships. In […]

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Profile 2: George Lloyd

The Frankie Manning Foundation is delighted to make these lively and informative articles by Bob Crease accessible to dancers everywhere. We’ll be publishing one profile a week throughout #FrankieMonth 2018, and will continue until they are all uploaded. For more information about this series, click here. Enjoy! Click here: 2Profiles_George Lloyd   Click here to browse […]

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Profile 1: Norma Miller

The Frankie Manning Foundation is delighted to make these lively and informative articles by Bob Crease accessible to dancers everywhere. We’ll be publishing one profile a week throughout #FrankieMonth 2018, and will continue until they are all uploaded. For more information about this series, click here. Enjoy! Click here: 1Profiles_Norma Miller           […]

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Bob Crease Shares Profiles of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers

The Frankie Manning Foundation is delighted to make these lively and informative articles accessible to dancers everywhere. We’ll be publishing one profile a week throughout #FrankieMonth 2018, and will continue until they are all uploaded. Enjoy! Treasure Trove! Bob Crease Shares Profiles of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers Robert P. Crease, swing dance researcher, university professor, and prolific […]

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2018 Frankie Manning Ambassadors: Breonna Jordan & Darold Alexander

Rising stars in New Orleans, a great city for music and dance, Breonna Jordan and Darold Alexander teach and perform regularly at Bamboula’s. They were our first Ambassadors to attend New Orleans Swing Dance Festival and Lindy Focus. They will be our first Herrang Ambassadors from the “deep South” of the US, coming Weeks 2, […]

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Message from Okurut George of Uganda

The Frankie Manning Foundation provided a scholarship for Okurut George of Uganda to attend the Mozambique Afro-Swing Exchange. He posted this nice acknowledgment on Facebook today about his experience: facebook Okurut George tagged you and 6 others in a post in Frankie Manning – Lindy Hop. Okurut wrote: “I need to take this moment of appreciating everyone who support […]

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The growth of African-American participants in the lindy hop community

Frankie Manning would be very pleased at the growth of African-American participants in the lindy hop community. Look at this post from Kenneth Shipp about Lindy Focus and Jeff Liu-Leyco‘s photo. One of my favorite moments from Focus… Before you ask, this actually wasn’t all the black folk at Focus. We couldn’t get everyone together for the number […]

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Beantown’s Rhythm Ambassadors Fly to New Orleans

As you know, the Frankie Manning Foundation provides Ambassador scholarships to a number of lindy hop camps. But one program stands out… The Beantown Camp Ambassador Program, which started in 2011, has developed into something unique. Aurelie and Tony Tye of Hop to the Beat who run Beantown have gone to great lengths to keep […]

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