Get ready for Frankie Month 2017 in May!

May is quickly approaching, and once again that means Frankie Month! For the entire month of May, we’ll be honoring Frankie’s positive spirit and his contributions to lindy hop. Here are some ways to celebrate: Throw a swingin’ birthday party or a lindy hop dance in Frankie’s honor.  Play the music of the Savoy Ballroom and the […]

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Harlem on Parade: Whyte’s Hopping Maniacs in Dublin

Guest Post by Karen Campos McCormack This might not be a widely known fact among the Irish Lindy Hopping community, but Frankie Manning was in Dublin in 1937. He was performing with Whyte’s Hopping Maniacs, as Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers were billed on this European tour with the Cotton Club Revue. They landed in Dublin following […]

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Frankie Manning recognized in today’s Google Doodle!!! Happy birthday, Frankie!

Google honors Frankie Manning  The Frankie Manning Foundation is are thrilled to announce that Frankie Manning is the Google Doodle today!  Huge thanks to Google for honoring the memory and legacy of this legendary Lindy hopper on his 102nd birthday!! Google is running the Doodle in 15 regions, including North America and the UK. To […]

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Frankie Month Recap of Mother City Hop in South Africa

The following guest blog posts was written by Brendan Argent, one of the Frankie Manning Ambassadors from South Africa. You can view the original post on his website here.  Reflections on Mother City Hop 2016, South Africa’s inaugural swing festival Lindy hop has had a presence in Cape Town for nearly 5 years, since Jeannie Elliott moved […]

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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.  Initially Compiled by Laura Jeffers, Edited by Rik Panganiban, April 2016 With Frankie Manning’s birthday coming up, some of us […]

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