I can hardly believe it, but lindy hop legend Frankie Manning will be turning 95 years old next May! I'm honored to be working with a bunch of cool folks who are organizing the Frankie Manning 95th Birthday Festival.
From May 21st -May 25th, 2009 (Memorial Day Weekend) lindy hoppers, jazz musicians, tap dancers, friends and supporters from all over the world will descend upon New York City for five days of dancing, live music, workshops, discussions, tours, competitions, performances, and much more. It's going to be a ridiculously amazing series of events that will go down in lindy hop history.
Registration for Frankie's 95th Birthday Festival is now open at www.frankie95.com. There's a special deal if you register before January 15th, 2009, so don't wait! This event will sell out.
More details will be announced over the coming weeks and months, but in the meantime, mark your calendars, join the Facebook event, start spreading the word, and register now!