Frankie Manning Celebration

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Special Location: United Parish in Brookline

Uptown Swing Celebrates Frankie Manning!

May is Frankie Month and Lindy Hoppers worldwide will be celebrating this very special man. There isn’t a better example than Frankie Manning to remind us of the joy and fun we have dancing! If you don’t know much about him, be sure to check out his bio. Of course the night would not be complete without a Shim Sham, Frankie style!

Profits from this dance will be contributed to the Beantown Ambassador Program.

The Frankie Manning Foundation was established with Frankie’s passing to carry on his legacy. We’ve been honored to have Beantown Camp as part of the Ambassador Program, which provides scholarships to support the growth and development of new ambassadors of Lindy Hop. Recipients are primarily selected from African-American communities throughout the USA as well as areas around the world where Lindy Hop is in a very early stage of development.

The experience is often life-changing, and it is wonderful to watch them grow as individuals and dancers and begin to help teach future generations. Starting in 2014, Beantown began collecting funds to help bring past ambassadors back to camp as many do not have the means to do so on their own. There is no charge to attend camp, however funds are needed to cover housing, meals and travel.

From the Frankie Manning Foundation:

Frankie Manning had a long association with Beantown Camp. He would be so pleased to see the amazing job that Beantown has done in creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for African American Lindy Hoppers. No camp has done more to increase African American participation and inclusion in the world swing dance community.
  • Swing lesson: 8:15pm, included with the dance
  • Dancing: 9:00pm-12:00am
  • Shim Sham, Frankie Style!
  • Big Apple, the Frankie version of course!
  • Frankie Doo!
  • All profits go to the Beantown Ambassadors Program

Upcoming Dances

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019