The Harlem Congeroos In ‘Hellzapoppin’ (video)

the harlem congaeroosA wonderful swing sequence from the movie Hellzapoppin’ with the Harlem Congeroos (aka the Harlem Congaroos) a group of swing dancers from Harlem who also went under the name Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers. Continue Reading →

Dancers Celebrate Harlem’s Frankie “Ambassador of Lindy Hop” Mannings 100th Birthday

Mann_ch9_07_v2This weekend, over 2,000 swing dancers from at least 50 different countries descend on Harlem, New York to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Harlem dancer Frankie Manning, known as the “Ambassador of Lindy Hop.”  Continue Reading →

Three Nights of Live Music and Swing Dancing Celebrating the Life of Frankie Manning

Frankie manning dancer in harlem 1The Frankie Trifecta is a celebration of the centennial of dance legend Frankie Manning, the most celebrated Lindy Hop dancer in history.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Frankie Manning

Frankie manning 1Frankie Manning (May 26, 1914 – April 27, 2009) was an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered one of the founding fathers of the Lindy Hop. Continue Reading →