|Frankie Manning leading Shim Sham at the Hop to the Beat Dance, Cambridge Friends School, February 2005
Not only is this a holiday weekend, this Sunday, May 26 marks what would have been Frankie Manning’s 99th birthday. It is hard to believe that 4 years have passed since we lost this most special person. Lindy Hoppers around the world will be celebrating his life and wonderful spirit.
This Friday at Boston Swing Central we’ll be teaching the Shim Sham at the pre-dance lesson. Later that evening we’ll all dance the Shim Sham in our best Frankie Manning tradition! I (Aurelie) will be guest DJing for the first part of the evening, featuring many of Frankie’s favorites, followed by the wonderful Tina Desorcy.