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Published on Jun 12, 2013
The Congaroo Dancers were a Lindy Hop performance group led by Frankie Manning after he returned from serving in World War II in 1947. The group originally got its start in 1939 as the primo group of Whitey's Lindy Hoppers known as The Harlem Congaroos. After playing the Cotton Club, they danced in the movie Hellzapoppin' and in the soundie Hot Chocolates.
Dancers: Frankie Manning, Ann Johnson, Russell Williams and Willa Mae Ricker