Happy Birthday Frankie!

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A little potential unknown. I took about 5 years worth of swing lessons through out my high school and college years. (Enough that I almost became a dancer at Disneyland.) I fell in love with Lindy Hop, a beautiful and super fun style of swing. The man who is the Ambassador to Lindy would have been 100 this year. Mr. Frankie Manning passed away in 2009 at the age of 94. I’m so happy social re-awakenings happen. Frankie in the 1980’s was working as a Postman till some dancers sought him out. And because of that Frankie was able to share his gift with so many people. I had the great pleasure of getting to see this man dance a few times. And I can only tell you that it was something truly spectacular. His love of dancing was infectious. I think it had something to do with that smile.

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