Frankie 100 has been announced for 2014!
Frankie 99 celebrations continue & Frankie 100 announced!
FRANKIE 100: May 22-26, 2014, New York City
Frankie Manning Centennial & World Lindy Hop Day
Celebrate the life and legacy of Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning on his 100th birthday
From May 22nd – May 26th, 2014, New York City, the birthplace of Lindy Hop and the Savoy Ballroom, will play host to a spectacular birthday celebration for Lindy Hop Legend Frankie Manning, one of America’s most charming and inspirational cultural ambassadors.
- Honour Frankie Manning’s memory
- Further his legacy
- Support and promote the dance and music that he loved
- Inaugurate May 26th (Frankie’s birthday) as World Lindy Hop Day
Lindy Hoppers, jazz musicians, swing legends, friends and supporters from around the world will descend upon New York City for five days and nights of dancing. The event will include:
- social dancing to incredible live music
- workshops taught by the best lindy hop teachers and dancers in the world
- the return of the Hellzapoppin’ dance competition
- tribute performances
- panel discussions
- video presentations
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Details for the centennial will be found and frankie100.com.
Photo credit: Ralph Gabriner