How to Celebrate #FrankieMonth

Our friends at the Frankie Manning Foundation remind us that May is #FrankieMonth! They have a whole list of ways that you can help celebrate the life and legacy of the late great Frankie Manning. They include:

  • Throw a swingin’ birthday party or a lindy hop dance in Frankie’s honor. 
  • Play the music of the Savoy Ballroom and the big bands of the swing era.
  • Hold Frankie Manning inspired dance classes and workshops. Here’s a great list and here are some helpful videos
  • Share Frankie videos and stories.
  • Raise funds so that the Frankie Manning Foundation can continue Frankie’s mission.
  • Use #FrankieMonth when sharing your plans on social media.
  • Change your profile photo for the month of May to a photo of Frankie, with Frankie, or of your favorite dancing photo.
  • Suit up Swing Style on May 26th – #TheLindyLook
  • Collaborate and make it inclusive within your community.
  • Contact other dancers and local organizers and work together to make it a celebration that unites all dancers in your community.

Head to their website for more information about Frankie Month.