Frankie Manning’s birthday is May 26 but his birthdays never could be contained to just a single day of celebration. So we use the entire month of May to honor Frankie’s contributions to Lindy Hop and his positive spirit.
In the spirit of Frankie, we encourage you to:
- Party like Frankie! Throw a swingin’ birthday party or a lindy hop dance that Frankie would have enjoyed.
- Play the music of the Savoy Ballroom and the big bands of the swing era.
- Hold Frankie Manning inspired dance classes and workshops.
- Share Frankie videos and stories.
Consider donating proceeds from your Frankie Month activities to the Frankie Manning Foundation. The Frankie Manning Foundation preserves Frankie’s legacy and promotes Lindy Hop worldwide through events and celebrations, as well ambassador programs, scholarships and youth initiatives.
If you don’t know who Frankie is you can find out all about him in the Music and Resources. directory.