May 2014 Curriculum: Frankie Manning Tribute Month


Brief Overview

Class Dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Every May is Frankie Manning Tribute Month! To celebrate the life of Frankie Manning (May 27, 1914 – Apr 26, 2009) we will discuss our revered “Grandfather” of Modern Day Lindy Hop

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Here is an overview of what’s going on:

Here is the planned curriculum:

Subject To Change

Lindy 1 Theme: Frankie Manning Tribute Month!!

A tribute to one of the most, if not THE most, influential Lindy Hopper ever, the late Frankie Manning. We talk about his character, his love, and his fun moves and stylings which bring joy to Lindy Hop!

  • Week 1:Lindy Basic, Lindy Circle, Lindy Sendout
  • Week 2:Side Slides, Pecking, Mess Around (facing each other and side by side)
  • Week 3:Bows, Shuffle Swingouts, Shuffle Back Swingout, Points, Forward/Back/Side2Side
  • Week 4:Texas Tommy, Mini-Dip
  • Week 5:Texas Tommy, Suzy-Q, Crossovers

Lindy 2 Theme: Frankie Manning Tribute Month!!

A tribute to one of the most, if not THE most, influential Lindy Hopper ever, the late Frankie Manning. We talk about his character, his love, and his fun moves and stylings which bring joy to Lindy Hop!

  • Week 1:Swingout Variations
    • Frontside: Bows, Butt popps, Scissor Kicks, Knee Circles, Slip Slops, KBC
    • Backside: Shuffles, Shuffle Backs, Leg circles
  • Week 2:Frankie Double Tuck to Cha-Cha To Twist (Guys Footwork Fudge)
  • Week 3:Review Week 1 and 2, California Routine Excerpt
  • Week 4:Texas Tommy Stop on 7, Mini-Dip, Points, Mess Around, Forward/Back/Side2Side
  • Week 5:Texas Tommy Stop on 7, Cross-hand Swivel, Crossovers to Jazz Steps

See you!

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