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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Mother City Hop

Guest Post by Brendan Argent  In the 1940s, musicians in Sophiatown (South Africa) started playing swing music in the style of the American big bands they heard on the radio. Before long, the neighbourhood became know as ‘Little Harlem’. This South African swing had a very distinctive flavour as the (often homemade) penny whistles and […]

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The “Frankie Moves” Video Project

Thank you to Sing Lim for initiating this project, capturing different dancers’ special memories of Frankie Manning. Åsa Heedman   Catrine Ljunggren Chester Whitmore Daniel Heedman   Elliott Donnelley Fish (Jan Forsell)   Juan Villafane   Julie Oram     Lennart Westerlund   Matt Bedell   Marcus & Bärbl   Ramona Staffeld Ryan Francois Do you have […]

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Happy Birthday, Frankie! May 26th, 2015

View this email in your browser Happy birthday Frankie Manning! It’s May 26th, and that means Frankie’s birthday! We’d like to present this special video, made by Jan “Fish” Forsell, in memory of the great Frankie Manning.      #IAmFrankieManning Dancers around the world recreate Frankie’s photos! Lindy Hoppers across the globe have been posting […]

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Naomi Uyama: Why we should all support Kids Programs

 Guest post by Naomi Uyama   Peter and I have worked with some of the kids programs across the country at different events such as ILHC and Great Southwest Lindyfest.  Cleveland’s Junior Jitterbugs is one of the rare local programs that gives kids lindy hop instruction and a safe place to be on a regular […]

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Support FMF with Frankie 100 Trading Cards!

“True Lindy Hoppers know their roots.” – Kevin St. Laurent Know your roots and help support the Frankie Manning Foundation! The Frankie 100 trading cards have been reissued as the Legends of Lindy Hop collection. Each card features an iconic picture and historical information on Frankie, Dawn, Norma, and fourteen additional dancers. The entire 22 card set […]

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