Considered one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop, Frankie Manning continued to travel the world teaching and sharing his amazing passion for life, dance and music until he passed away on 27 April 2009, barely a month from his 95th birthday.
Still in celebration of Frankie Manning, our little red dot will be hosting a very special Lindy celebrity this month, Lennart Westerlund, who is one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop revival. He is one of Frankie’s earliest students, a founding member of the famed Rhythm Hotshots, and is one of the organisers of Herrang Dance Camp, an annual month long Lindy camp now in its 28th year. Of course, JUYL will be getting an exclusive with him! Keep your eyes on the blog for more updates.
There will be a big band dance night in celebration of Frankie Manning. The Summertimes Big Band will be playing (18 piece) and Lennart will be there! He will also be conducting a series of classes on hosted by our friend, Jitterbugs Swingapore.
Sat 22/05 – Big band dance night
Stompin’ at The Savoy with The Summertimes Big Band and Lennart
Abrazos @ Jalan Besar Town Council, 568 Ganges Avenue #02-100, Singapore 160568
Sat 22/05 – Mon 24/05 – Workshops and talks by Lennart
Includes classes for all levels of dancers, from total beginners to more advanced lindy hoppers. Lennart will be sharing what he learned from Frankie in his classes.
There will also be a lucky draw with the prize of.. a free week in Herrang Dance Camp!