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Frankie Manning and Ann Johnson (1941)

On May 29th, 2010 the Toronto Lindy Hop community will gather for a special tribute to Frankie Manning, the father of Lindy Hop and the man who inspired so many thousands of swing dancers around the world.

Last April, Frankie Manning passed away shortly before his 95th birthday. This May would have marked Frankie’s 96th birthday and is the perfect opportunity for us to unite as a community and commemorate this remarkable man.

Proceeds from the evening will raise money for The Frankie Manning Lindy Hop Legacy Fund. The mission of “The Frankie Fund” is to preserve and promote the rich cultural, choreographic and artistic legacy of Frankie Manning and to encourage the world-wide proliferation and promotion of the music and the dance Frankie loved so much (Swing Music and the Lindy Hop).


SILENT AUCTION: If you would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please contact Brooke. Email: bafilsin at yahoo dot com

BAKE SALE: If you would like to contribute a NUT FREE bake sale item, please contact Caitlin. There will be a special call out for sweet potato pies in particular, since that was Frankie’s favourite. Email: aciddqueen at mac dot com

VOLUNTEERS: If you would like to volunteer to help with the evening, please contact Simon. Email: swingtoronto at gmail dot com.

So mark the date!  We hope to see you all there!

A one, a two, you know what to do!

Event Details

May 29th, 2010

The Dovercourt House
805 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto
$20 at the door

7pm Beginner Charleston Lesson
8pm Frankie-Style Lindy Hop Lesson
9pm-1am + Live Music & Festivities

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