“Give me a bucket of fried chicken and a Count Basie record and I will solve all the world’s problems”.
Frankie Manning’s name is heralded at crowded water tables on the edge of dance floors across the globe (with as much reverence as Voldemort has to a Death Eater) and it sometimes easy to forget that there are still some of Swing history’s greats with us today. Jean Velóz celebrated her birthday dance with Remy and Skye at SEAJAM earlier this year and Dawn Hampton is still making aspiring dancers cry with the razor-sharp tongue and teaching style. However, there is one woman whose name definitely deserves a mention: Norma Miller. If you don’t know who she is, you should. If you want to learn about her, you can. At the very least you can keep up with her movements across the globe via her Facebook (yes, Facebook) page. To point you in the right direction, here is a little bit of background on the First Lady of Lindy, the last surviving member of the world famous Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers: Norma Miller , Queen of Swing (by Nathan Dias)
We at Manchester Lindy are beside ourselves because the wonderful Isabella & Pontus are coming to teach and inspire on SATURDAY 10th and SUNDAY 11th MAY!
We will be following our previously used format of Improver/Intermediate on the Saturday, and Intermediate/Advanced on the Sunday. As there is some crossover, we are happy to help you to find the correct level for you.
We cannot confirm start and finish times as yet, but there will be four hours of teaching each day plus breaks, so plan to spend 5-6 hours at the venue.
The price for this event is £45 per day, inclusive of entry to the Saturday night social dance.
To book, please contact Manchester Lindy committee member Hayley via Facebook, link below. There are limited places available for couples and solo advanced Leads. Follows booking alone are currently being placed in a waiting list.
We would like to draw your attention to our new venue, so you don’t all automatically flock to a familiar one, like homing pigeons.
Our new venue for this weekend’s workshops and social dance is St Mathews Church Hall, next to St Mathews Church in Stretford, (near the incredibly strange Stretford Mall – inspiration for the Morrissey lyric, “Slap me on the patio”) this will be the first time Manchester Lindy have used the venue and we’re hoping the floor will be just right for us picky dancer types. Stretford is close to Chorlton and is well served with buses and trams.