Ambassador Update: Traci Bartlow

News from Traci Bartlow (HerrĂĄng Ambassador, 2011) : This past summer, New York City youngsters in a Harlem, Queens and Staten Island were wowed by a show called, “B-Love’s Hip Hop Jazzy Groove”,  a lecture/demonstration/performance that shows the connection of Hip Hop dance and the dances of the Harlem Renaissance including, of course, Lindy hop.  […]

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Ambassador Update: Samuel Coleman

Spreading the Joy of Lindy Hop Samuel Coleman (Herrang Ambassador, 2011) of New York City is an impeccably dressed vintage fashion plate – and so much more.  He continuously attracts new African-American dancers of all ages into lindy hop through his classes in Harlem and his outreach to dancers at Alvin Ailey School, where he works. Samuel […]

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Ambassador Update: Jamin Jackson

Since becoming an Ambassador four years ago, Jamin Jackson (Herrang Ambassador, 2011)  has made great impact at home and abroad. He founded Vintage Swing Movement Tulsa which runs monthly workshops and an annual event, Greenwood Swingout which will take place May 22-24, 2015. “In the past, hatred and unjust laws kept people apart.  During that time, […]

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Solid Sender – January Edition

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser NEWS Happy New Year! Among our board members, the new year means something very special. New year; new Frankie Manning Ambassadors! Appropriately enough, the deadline for applications for the 2015 Herrang Ambassador scholarship program was New Year’s Eve. We’re so excited by this year’s submissions! We […]

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The Harlem Swing Dance Society – WZUP in Harlem

By Barbara A. Jones  The Harlem SWOP – with The Harlem Swing Dance Society Culture …. Dance…. Jazz…. Lindy Hop…. SAVOY and Swing! These are the 6 main components The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) has been highlighting in the village of Harlem and elsewhere for the last 6 years. Slowly and steadily awakening and […]

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Swing for Kids: Inspire and Empower

By Kim Kays My name is Kim Kays and I’m the Executive Director for a brand new Non-Profit in Chicago called Swing for Kids. I started swing dancing four years ago and vividly recall witnessing my first jam circle. The energy, passion, and love for the music was evident in every dancer that was brave […]

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Frankie Manning Foundation History: Background

The idea for the Frankie Manning Foundation came about during the early planning stages of Frankie’s 95th Birthday Festival, when Frankie was still alive. Organizers Buddy Steves, David Jacoby, Tena Morales, and Elliott Donnelley decided that the Festival would be a nonprofit and an all-volunteer endeavor. The vision for the Festival was to bring the […]

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Solid Sender – 1st Edition!

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser NEWS Welcome to our new newsletter & round up! We’re excited to bring you Solid Sender with our monthly round up of fun and informative content! As always, we hope that you’ll also join us on Facebook, Twitter, and now also on our new Google+ and […]

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