Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday Frankie Manning!

May 26, 2013 marks Frankie Manning’s 99th birthday. In celebration of Frankie's birthday Ewa Burak and Lennart Westerlund, two of his students (and also two of our wonderful teachers from last year’s Swing 'n Swim summer camp in Greece - read more about them in my post Swing 'n Swim III - Our Teachers) invite us to learn the following dance routine, film it and share it with the world. Follow the link Global 99 Choreo for more info and for the steps. Here's Ewa & Lennart performing the routine:

Organised by the Frankie Manning Foundation. The event expired on June 15th 2013.

If you want to learn more about Frankie, have a look at my blog post Frankie Manning 1914-2009, press play on the Frankie Manning Swing Mix on the right hand side of this blog to listen to some of the tunes Frankie used to dance to, and by all means, go on amazon and buy his wonderful biography Frankie Manning - Ambassador of Lindy Hop.

Cover image via http://frankiesbirthday.com 

This is a video filmed and edited by my friend Rena with the contribution of the Athenian Lindy Hop Community. We really liked being a part of the celebration for Frankie's 99th birthday. Check out more contributions from around the world at the site above.

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