Today would have been the 105th birthday of Frankie Manning, the ambassador of lindy hop. As I think about my 20+ years as a lindy hopper, I’m reflecting on all the things that this dance has brought into my life:
- a way to connect to jazz music I’ve always longed for,
- a bottomless well of joy no matter what else is happening in my world,
- a global community of the most amazing people I’ve ever met,
- opportunities to travel the world and have incredible adventures,
…and so much more.
If you haven’t experienced this dance, I can’t recommend it enough. Connect with me if you want to find a dance or a class near you so you find out for yourself what makes this such an incredible artform.