Frankie Month 2016 is just around the corner!
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May is just around the corner…
… and that means 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 like Frankie! Throw a swingin’ birthday party or a lindy hop dance that Frankie would have enjoyed.
Play the music of the Savoy Ballroom and the big bands of the swing era.
Hold Frankie Manning inspired dance classes and workshops.
Share Frankie videos and stories.
Raise funds so that the Frankie Manning Foundation can continue Frankie’s mission.
Mark May 26th by Suiting up Swing Style – #TheLindyLook
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Stay tuned for a special Frankie Month video project presented by Sing Lim coming in May… and some big surprizes!
The Spirit of Frankie Month
In the spirit of Frankie, we encourage you to:
Collaborate and make it inclusive within your community.
Contact other dancers and local organizers and work together to make it a celebration that unites all dancers in your community.
Promote the spirit of Frankie with these values:
authenticity to the roots of the dance
Consider donating proceeds from your Frankie Month activities to the Frankie Manning Foundation. The Frankie Manning Foundation preserves Frankie’s legacy and promotes lindy hop worldwide through events and celebrations, as well ambassador programs, scholarships and youth initiatives. The Frankie Manning Foundation relies on donations to achieve these missions. Events that make a donation to the Frankie Manning Foundation will receive special recognition on our website as all donations help to realize Frankie’s dreams in projects such as scholarships and youth programming. Contributing events will receive special recognition on our website.
As always, we hope that you’ll also join us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ & Pinterest pages.
How will you celebrate Frankie Month?
Be creative! Celebrate Frankie Manning and lindy hop in your own way. Be sure to share your plans with all of us on social media.
Featured Blog Posts
LINDY HOP FOR ALL: INTERVIEWS AND ORAL HISTORY OF THE FRANKIE MANNING FOUNDATION
Interviews conducted & article written by Dan Gorman
The Foundation preserves Mr. Manning’s life work as defined in their vision, mission, and value statements…
Read Dan Gorman’s article here
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