World Shim Sham Day, World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning’s Birthday

In this Newsletter:

  •  This Weeks Virtual Classes
  •  Private Lessons with Chrissy & Ray
  •  World Lindy Hop Day – World Shim, Sham Day
  •  Private Vintage Styling Consults with The Lindy Charm School

As most of you know. Frankie (amongst some other cool cats) was our mentor, first dance instructor and continued for many years teaching and sharing his knowledge to us here in Australia.  Here are a couple of my Favorite photos of our time with him starting in 1996.  I have also attached a You tube clip HERE of our good friend and another cool mentor we had/have Sing Yuen Lim who was Frankie Protege and very good friend.  Here she is sharing a Zoom session with her students and another one of our fabulous mentors and teachers, Mattias Lundmark from The Harlem Hot Shots and Herrang Fame along with his beautiful wife Hannah.  These cats have such a long hand rich history with Frankie and Lindy Hop and are some of the historians of this dance and Frances Memory along with so many others who keep the spirit alive.A special day for us and to have it on Tuesday night (our regular dance class night) is extra special.NB:  Re Pictures.. It has to be noted that My Mum was at EVERY single Frankie Event in fact she was at EVERY Dance event from the beginning and is rarely in pics because she was always the one taking them..  Thanks Mum..


 Ever wanted to learn how to partner dance but were afraid of group classes to start? Want to fast track your Swing, Lindy Hop or Rock n Roll dancing? Chrissy & Ray are now offering private lessons at their new studio for couples living in the same household as per the social distancing guidelines.  Available times:Wednesday eveningsThursday – Saturday – AnytimeSun evenings $80 per couple Lessons go for about 1.5 Hrs and we tailor the instruction to your needs. One on One lessons afford you and us the opportunity to fine tune and fast track your dancing with your partner. Book now by emailing: [email protected] or Call: 0408306560WORLD SHIM SHAM DAY – TUESDAY 26 MAY (ALSO FRANKIE MANNINGS BIRTHDAY)

 No Matter where yo are in the World we will all be celebrating Frankie Mannings Birthday on Tuesday 26 May with WORLD SHIM SHAM DAY..   Have a read here

It’s #FrankieMonth!

This year we’re doing a new kind of global Shim Sham for Frankie Manning’s birthday. This time, it’s going to be a relay!

No matter where you are in the world on 26 May 2020, at 8pm *your* time it’s Shim Sham time!

We invite you to join in.


  • Create a virtual Shim Sham party with your community or dance on your own at 8pm your time.
  • Post a video, tag it with #ShimShamRelayand #HappyBirthdayFrankieManningand share with the world!
  • Let’s flood social media!

The first Shim Sham will start 8pm UTC+12 in New Zealand and one hour later move on to the the next time zone, and so on and so on!

Organizers and schools, you can create your own events and invite your own students to join in, at 8pm YOUR time, post your videos for the whole lindy world to see!



Tune in and join us in the Studio tomorrow night.. Here are your Zoom Sign In’s…To celebrate World Shim Sham day and World Lindy Hop Day and Frankie Manning’s Birthday we will be replacing our normal beginners with teaching the Shim Sham then performing it with the rest of the world at 8pm EST .. Join us in the Studio!Topic: SHIM SHAM- Virtual Swing Dance Class with Chrissy & Ray – Swing On InTime: May 26, 2020 07:00 PM BrisbaneJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/77965024842?pwd=ODB5NDk5cEZMZFFzLy9meTYxM3ZVZz09Password: 8Mns75Transition Class:  A FULL PHRASE  – A little 4 x 4 to fit into a Full Phrase for you..Time: May 26, 2020 07:30 PM BrisbaneJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/78242914279?pwd=aEZwT1p6NVNjRmhZaHN4MFprc3dvdz09Password: 9dP4xTTopic: World Shim Sham Day & Int/Adv Class8pm we will start with the Shim Sham, be ready, sign in early and lets hit the 8pm time zone with the rest of the world… then we will continue on from the previous class from there is we have time. Be part of World Shim Sham Day 2020 with us.Time: May 26, 2020 08:00 PM BrisbaneJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/79699842379?pwd=SWxxamxFYVo3RTRzbkIxbGk3TDVBdz09Password: 9eiJ1f**We will run FB live as well alongside.As ever, classes remain free but if you feel like donating fee for class then you can do so via Paypal: [email protected] or EFT to  Account Name:  Gold Coast Swing DancingBSB:  034 215 – ACCT:  717 485THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT IN THESE TRYING TIMES – WE BLOODY MISS YOU ALL!Love Chrissy & Ray xx

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