Frankie manning ambassador of lindy hop 1914 2009 in memory of frankie a lthough legendary lindy hopper frankie manning passed away in 2009 his spirit lives on in the hearts and feet of swing dancers around the world frankie is remembered and revered for his vital role in the history and revival of swing dancing as well as for his radiant and charismatic personality. In the early days of swing dancing frankie manning stood out for his moves and his innovative routines he created the air step in the lindy hop a dance that took the us and then the world by storm. Apparently one writer of the canonical text on jazz dance had a heart attack before getting the real scoop on lindy hop so this book is an important piece of revisionist history putting frankie manning in his rightful place. Frankie manning ambassador of lindy hop by frankie manning and cynthia r millman the autobiography of a legendary swing dancer temple university press 2007 a poet of the dance floor this book is a must read for anyone who loves the dance amateur or professional. Frankie 100 drew upwards of 2500 people to new york city from 47 countries video frankie manning tribute 2009 this is a compilation video of frankie manning that was played at a celebration memorial in toronto in honour of the greatest ambassador of lindy hop who toronto was lucky enough to have visit and teach
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