FRANKIE MANNING
TRIBUTE
Sunday, May 11
Join us as we join swing dancers around the
world pay tribute to the most famous swing
dancer of all time. Beloved teacher, dancer,
choreographer, Tony award winner,
Ambassador of lindy hop.
Scroll to see all the photos & info!
In partnership with Rosendale Theatre,
Got2Lindy Dance Studios presents:

The Marx Brothers'
A DAY AT THE RACES (1937),
featuring the famous dance sequence by
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers.

Followed by a video tribute and Q&A
with special guest, Judy Pritchett,
Frankie's long-time companion and
owner of
savoystyle.com

2pm
$10 admission
Rosendale Theatre
408 Main Street, Rosendale
(all proceeds go to the theatre)

Followed by a Swing Dance Party at the
beautiful Belltower (next door).
4:30-6pm $10 (separate fee)
A DAY AT THE RACES is ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the
100 funniest films of all times. If you've never seen the Marx Brothers on the
large screen, now is your chance. The dance sequence, "All God'sChillun Got
Rhythm" was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Dance Direction of
1937. Whitey's Lindy Hoppers was a professional dance company that
originated from Harlem's Savoy Ballroom.  

FRANKIE MANNING  revolutionized the course of the lindy hop with his
innovations, including the lindy air step and synchronized ensemble lindy
routine. He won a 1989 Tony Award for his choreography in Black and Blue
and continued to teach and choreograph until his death in 2009 shortly before
his 95th birthday. May 26, 2014 marks what would have been his 100th
birthday and swing dancers around the world are coming together for the entire
month to celebrate, with an intensive five-day celebration of over 2000 dancers
in NYC during memorial day weekend. visit
Frankie100.com for more on the
global celebration in NYC.

What else are we doing for Frankie?
Join us for a fabulous month of May:
1. Frankie's Favorites Workshop at HVCD 4th Friday Dance at the
Poughkeepsie Tennis Club. 6:30-8pm. April 25

2. All About Frankie.
Technique Clinic. May 3, 6-7:30pm at MAC Fitness, 743
East Chester (9W), Kingston.

3. Frankie Tribute Performance by Chester's Cool Cats & Kittens, May 3, 9pm
during our
swing dance at MAC Fitness, 743 East Chester (9W), Kingston

4.
Zen of Dance blog homage to Frankie by Linda Freeman
WE BROUGHT FRANKIE HERE IN 2006!
Workshop, Dance, Stories! Check it out Below!
FRANKIE LEADS HIS SHIM SHAM!
Chester, Cynthia Millman (who
co-authored Frankie's memoir, the
AMBASSADOR OF LINDY HOP), Linda
& Frankie
Frankie's stories and video presentation.
KEY PLAYERS:
Frankie Memorial Dedication at Woodlawn with the Jazz Greats.
On left: Linda & Cynthia Millman. Below from left: Judy
Pritchett, Chazz Young (Frankie's son) and Erin Stevens (the
lindy hopper responsible for bringing finding Frankie and asking
him to teach her and Steven Mitchell to dance, which lead to the
the world-wide resurgence...and the reason why all of us swing
dance today.) Ryan Francios, Norma Miller and Dawn Hampton
pictured below, keep scrolling.
Norma Miller (who performs in a Day at the Races)
on left and Dawn Hampton (whom many of you saw
when we brought her here in 2009) on the right. Man
all the way in the back behind guy with hat is Larry
Schultz who brought Frankie to teach at Sandra
Cameron Dance Studios in the 1980's.
Ryan Francios of London, considered
along with Steven Mitchell to be Frankie's
direct dance decedent.