Harlem on Parade: Whyte’s Hopping Maniacs in Dublin

Guest Post by Karen Campos McCormack This might not be a widely known fact among the Irish Lindy Hopping community, but Frankie Manning was in Dublin in 1937. He was performing with Whyte’s Hopping Maniacs, as Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers were billed on this European tour with the Cotton Club Revue. They landed in Dublin following […]

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Check your Facebook preferences

Are you receiving updates from the Frankie Manning Foundation Facebook page?  Did you know that “liking” a page isn’t enough to receive page updates? You must also now adjust your settings for all of your favorite Facebook pages in order to receive the updates in your newsfeed. Here’s how to adjust your preferences: Underneath the “like” button, […]

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Frankie Manning’s Favorite Steps

Thank you to the 9:20 Special in San Francisco for this guest post. They’re organizing a Frankie Celebration as part of Frankie Month in May and this list of Frankie’s Favorite Steps is part of that effort.  Initially Compiled by Laura Jeffers, Edited by Rik Panganiban, April 2016 With Frankie Manning’s birthday coming up, some of us […]

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Frankie Manning on Broadway

Just a few years after Frankie Manning retired from the Post Office, when the momentum of the swing dance revival was just starting to build, he was approached by two Broadway producers who were bringing the Paris production of “Black and Blue” to Broadway. They had heard that Frankie was an original dancer of the Harlem […]

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Swingin’ Frankie’s Way – The Frankie Show at the Apollo Theater

Whether you’re watching it again or seeing it for the first time, the show directed by Chester Whitmore that took place at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater last May 22nd, 2014 as part of Frankie 100 was a truly historic presentation. A video to the entire full length show follows the program. Enjoy! Download the Program. […]

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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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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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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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All About the Frankie Track at Herräng Dance Camp

By Ewa “W” Burak  All about the Frankie Track at Herräng Dance Camp 2014 Something many of us agree upon is that the Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden would not be what it is today if it wasn’t for Frankie who influenced the Camp in so many ways during all the summers he spent in Herräng (1989-2007). When […]

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