Frankie99 Party in Beijing, China

Happy Birthday Mr. Frankie Manning! If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t be having so much fun dancing swing in Beijing today!

All the overhead pictures are from a PPT presentation I did on Mr. Manning’s life. I think this was the first time many Chinese dancers really got to know about Frankie and the history of lindy hop, since Frankie’s life almost overlaped the entire history of the dance. People were fascinated and inspired by his lifelong love and dedication for dance.

(Also can you tell that the scene is follower-heavy? Ha! Ha! Ha…)