Cynthia Millman is one those unsung heroes of the swing scene who has had a profound impact on lindy hop worldwide. Co-author of the book Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Swing, dance historian, and former member of the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, Cynthia is also a humble and gentle soul that we are proud to call a friend.
So we were delighted when we heard that the Track Podcast was going to be interviewing Cynthia for their latest episode. It’s a great listen, covering how Cynthia found lindy hop as a trained ballet and modern dancer, what it was like to dance lindy hop during the 1980s and 1990s in New York, and how Frankie’s biography came to be.
Other recent news items we liked:
- Speaking of Frankie, the Frankie Manning Foundation updated their definition of “inclusivity” to include diverse backgrounds: geographic, ethnic, socio-economic, age, ability, LGBTQ, and gender roles.