Solid Sender – March 2015
Announcing Frankie Month 2015
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.
The 2015 global online initiatives
Suit up Swing Style on May 26th – work #TheLindyLook
Don your favourite swing threads that best capture the spirit of the Savoy Ballroom in its 1920-50s pomp. Have your photo taken at work, in your office, at your desk, at a cafe, on the street or wherever you may go. More details here.
Recreate Frankie Photos – #iamFrankieManning
Pose like Frankie and take a snapshot to share on social media! Also send your images to firstname.lastname@example.org to add to our photo project. More details here.
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 to the Frankie Manning Foundation. The Frankie Manning Foundation preserves the legacy of Frankie 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, and now also on our new Google+ and Pinterest pages.
Featured Blog Posts
FMF VOLUNTEER FABRÍCIO SPEAKS ABOUT THE #IAMFRANKIEMANNING PROJECT
Read Fabrício’s guest blog post here.
FMF VOLUNTEER ADAM SPEAKS ABOUT SUITING UP SWING STYLE
Read Adam’s guest blog post here.
Lindy Hop in Academia
Read the full blog post here.
THE HARLEM SWING DANCE SOCIETY – March Update
Read the latest update from The Harlem Swing Dance Society here.
This video of Frankie Manning dancing with Dawn Hampton
Photo by Eli Pritykin.
Clementine – Though Frankie Manning preferred Count Basie
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