"When I was 17, I saw the Marx Brothers movie A Day at the Races.  What struck me most was the Lindy hop scene and I remember thinking, 'Wow!  If I ever learn how to dance that's how I want to dance!'  It would be many years before I learned how to Lindy, but I was fortunate to be able to study for many years with the man who choreographed that sequence, Frankie Manning."