Frankie Manning (1914-2009)
I was saddened to learn that Frankie Manning, whose name is practically synonymous with Lindy Hop, passed away on Monday, April 27. He was an amazing dance artist, and an even more amazing person. I'm so thankful that several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend one of his workshops in the Philadelphia area. Mr. Manning was a great teacher. His sense of humor, patience, and storytelling made the workshop more than just a dance lesson... it was an experience that I'll always treasure.
I like to think that Frankie is still dancing... at that wonderful Savoy Ballroom in the sky.