Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ithaca Swing Dancer of Ithaca, New York
Frankie Manning passed away today April29, 2009

Dear Friend and Supporter,Today we have lost yet another. Frankie Manning, dance innovator and honorary leader of the present-day lindy hop community, passed away this morning. In addition to his many contributions to the art of lindy hop, Frankie was part of the Tony Award winning dream team of choreographers on the Broadway production of "Black and Blue" which also included Cholly Atkins, Henry LeTang, and Fayard Nicholas.

We have posted some online resources at, and will send information regarding further events as we receive them. In the meantime, take a moment to remember the joy that has been spread by this wonderful man.


Andrew J. NemrPresident and Co-founderTap Legacy Foundation, Inc.

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