Last year's Youth Program was a resounding success! We were blessed to have the Jitterbug Kids from NYC (one of the groups Frankie Manning was close to), the Junior Jitterbug Kids from Cleveland, McNamara Middle School students from Houston and youth groups from Baltimore and Denver! The culmination was the Juniors division on Sunday afternoon. See our first place winners here: Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site
This year, the program is back and for those interested we would like to provide some information.
For competition, we have a choreographed routine division for Juniors (17 and under).
Please see the contest description by clicking here.
The Juniors division is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at approximately 5pm, with an awards ceremony at 9pm.
For workshops, we are providing a youth track for classes. These classes are open to youth 17 and under. Top international instructors have donated their time to teach the youth track.
Our goal at ILHC is to provide all youth the opportunity to learn Lindy Hop regardless of their financial, social or economic situation. Youth from disadvantaged areas and/or extremely economically challenged have the opportunity to be sponsored under our Youth Program. ILHC, The Frankie Manning Foundation and The Lindy Hopper's Fund have committed funds to off-set expenses for weekend passes, hotel rooms, meals, transportation, etc. These funds are extremely limited and need-based appointed.
If you have youth to be considered for the Program please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much information as you can regarding the number of youth to be considered, their ages and any specifics you can provide on their economic situation.
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Please help support the Youth Program by donating the the
Frankie Manning Foundation Fund.
If you are interested in donating to the Fund you may do so by submitting a payment through paypal to the Frankie Manning Fund at email@example.com Money donated to the Fund is tax deductible.
The Frankie Manning Legacy Fund is a project of the Houston Swing Dance Society (HSDS), a 501 ( c)(3) non profit public charity dedicated to the promotion of swing music and dance in Houston and beyond. The Fund is directed and governed by a separate and independent advisory board.The advisory board consists of Chazz Young (Frankie's eldest son), Judy Pritchett (Frankie's long time companion), and Cynthia Millman (Frankie's Biographer).
The Lindy Hopper’s Fund of America is a nonprofit, national human services organization. Through a broad spectrum of social, health and housing programs The Lindy Hopper’s Fund will address essential and critical needs.
The Lindy Hopper’s Fund Social Services Assistance offers a comprehensive program designed to meet critical needs. We will provide crisis intervention, individual and family needs assessments, and development of long-term plans including ongoing support, education, information and referrals. In addition, financial assistance can be provided for essential living expenses such as rent, utilities or medical costs.