Frankie Manning


Frankie, I can't even begin to say how sad it is to hear that you are not with us anymore. You're the founder of all swing dancing, the aerialists that I've studied the most, and just about the single biggest role model for two entire generations of swing dancers. (both in the 40's and in current.) And to top it all off, you're just a nice, normal and humble guy.

Rest in peace, and it's an honor to have met you, studied under your wing, and just to know you. Thank you for inspiring me.

tony fraser