Funding for Children’s Programs

Interview with Valarie Salstrom of the Junior Jitterbugs and Get Hep Swing in Cleveland, OH by Mandi Gould. Val, can you speak about the original grant that gave you your start with these children’s programs? Originally, we started with a 4 year grant that was part of a mixed arts program. The theme of the […]

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Solid Sender – March 2015

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser FRANKIE MONTH  Announcing Frankie Month 2015  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 […]

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FMF Volunteer Adam speaks about Suiting Up Swing Style

May 26th – Suit up Swing Style and work #TheLindyLook Hey, I’m Adam and I come from one of the fastest growing Lindy hop scenes in the UK and Ireland – Belfast.    I only started dancing about two years ago but it has slowly taken over my life – going from attending classes once a […]

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The Harlem Swing Dance Society – What’s Happening in Harlem

Contributed by Barbara Jones Hello all!  If you’ve been watching the weather its been EXTREMELY frigid in NYC – almost debilitating!  Despite this life goes on, and The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) has interesting news to share.    We missed you in the February Issue so here is a combined update on topics and […]

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Solid Sender: February 2015

The Frankie Manning Foundation presents: View this email in your browser Ambassador scholarships are awarded to dancers who will carry on Frankie Manning’s mission of “spreading the joy of lindy hop.” Our hope is that they will bring new populations into our community from all around the world.  This is now the fifth year of our Ambassador scholarships. […]

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Ambassador Update: Traci Bartlow

News from Traci Bartlow (Herrång 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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