Our beloved Frankie Manning passed away in May. His 95th birthday celebration took place as thousands of dancers made the pilgrimage to NYC over Memorial Day weekend. The video of the global shim sham made its debut on the 23rd at the Hammerstein Ballroom. (Compiled and edited by Akemi Kinukawa. Special mention: Rik Panganiban.) Here is the link: Global Shim Sham. The long version of the Mainiac Swing Dancers video is online also here: Mainiac Swing Shim Sham.
Let's all dance one for Frankie!
Savor. Linger. Enjoy!