The Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs are in the vanguard of the next generation of lindy hoppers, led by the amazing Valerie Salstrom. Valerie just shared out on Facebook an appeal for help getting this young team of dancers to several major dance events around the country. Here's what she wrote:
If you need more motivation, check out Alexis and Cyle's routine at ILHC from 2014.
More about the team's travels:
- Alexis and Cyle are going to Uptown Swingout in Minneapolis. MN. August 11-13.
- Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Jonathan, Mario, Mariana, Gabi, and Aniyah are going to the International Lindy Hop Championships near Washington, DC. August 24-27.
- Alexis, Cyle, Jermaine, Mario, Mariana, and Gabi are going to Camp Hollywood/National Jitterbug Championships in Los Angeles, CA. September 1-4.
The easiest way to support is to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Frankie Manning Foundation. Please make a note in the "Who do we thank?" section that the funds are going to the Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. Click here to donate.