Last weekend saw the return of legendary Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning to the Bay Area for his once-a-year swing dance workshop, put on by the Northern California Lindy Society.
The event began Friday night at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, where the 94(!) year-old Frankie gave another of his signature telling of stories from his youth.
Saturday and Sunday featured the Lindy Hop Workshop with Frankie, as well as optional “elective” classes taught by a whole lotta local swing dance instructors. Saturday night also featured the 6th Annual Shiny Stockings Ball, with the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra.
The NCLS also presented its first ever Distinguished Community Service award to Chad Kubo, one of the long-time pillars of the San Francisco Bay Area Lindy Hop scene (bus ad notwithstanding).
Sunday night’s closing dance featured the Tipsy Gypsy Trio.
Here are some image from the weekend. Enjoy!