Frankie 100


With over 2000 people from 47 countries, the Frankie Manning centennial honoured the life of Frankie Manning with a record line up of swing bands and lindy hoppers. Kicking off the weekend with a live swing band dance party in Central Park, the weekend was filled with dances, stories and reunions galore culminating with a parade and dance on the grounds in Harlem where the hallowed halls of Lindy Hop (The Savoy) once stood. For me, it was a reunion of lindy hoppers from Berlin to London, Geneva to Madrid and up and down the Eastern seaboard and introduction to many of the legends of swing still dancing like Dawn Hampton, Norma Miller and a few others away and giving us young ones lessons in lindy...