Frankie Friday

FrankieJosh Peters is organizing a night of swing dancing to celebrate Frankie Manning’s Birthday!

7pm Beginner Lindy Hop Lesson
8pm DJ’d Swing Tunes for Dancing

Frankie Manning was instrumental in the continuing existence of Lindy Hop. He is well known as the Ambassador of Lindy Hop within swing dancing circles. This year on May 26 would have been his 100th birthday.

So come celebrate Frankie’s 100th on Friday May 23. There will be a performance of the Lindy Chorus Global choreography and the shim sham, and we’ll have Jack & Jill competition. So everyone dress up in your best vintage dance outfit and come on out for a fun night.


Hi this is Josh. I can’t have the music go as long as I thought I could, so I’m dropping the price down. Also, I made some tickets. Here’s the new prices for the event:
Advance with ticket $5
Student at door $8
Regular at door $10
Music will end at 10pm.
Tickets may be purchased at Saturday Night Swingout at Ted Motyka’s dance studio or through Josh.

Winnipeg Centre Vineyard
782 Main Street
(south entrance)

I will need some volunteers. Please email me at for any of the following needs:
3 people to watch the door for an hour each
3 people to bring some snacks
3 people to judge the competition
2 DJ’s

The Franke Manning Boot Camp

Tuesday May 20th 2014

University of Manitoba

7-9 pm in the MPR of University Centre

66 Chancellors Circle, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Be part of a global phenomenon celebrating the 100th birthday of Frankie Manning, one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop! On May 20th, Joshua Peters and Lisa Semchuk will be teaching you two of Frankie’s traditional routines, the Lindy Chorus and the Shim Sham.

7-8 pm Lindy Chorus
8-9 pm Frankie Shim Sham

For those planning on learning the Lindy Chorus, you do need to know 8-count Lindy Hop (particularly swing-outs) and have some Charleston experience. We’re going to be focusing on the sequence of the moves, so we won’t have a lot of time to teach the basics. As for Shim Sham previous experience in swing dance isn’t really required.