jitterbug, exuberant ballroom dance popular in the 1930s and ’40s, originating in the United States and spread internationally by U.S. armed forces during World War II. Its original freewheeling acrobatic swings and lifts were modified for more conservative ballroom versions.
What type of music is the jitterbug?
In present day, the term Jitterbug often refers to single rhythm East Coast Swing but it is still used to refer to many other forms of swing dancing including Lindy Hop, East Coast swing, St. Louis Shag, Boogie Woogie, Jive and Modern Jive.
What’s the difference between swing dance and jitterbug?
Jitterbug is a term term that used to refer to swing dancing and swing dancers in the 1930’s. In recent years, it has been used for a form of East Coast swing that is perfect for fast tempo music. T This form is sometimes called single rhythm East Coast swing.
Is jitterbug the same as Lindy Hop?
Lindy Hop was born in Harlem, New York but as it began to spread across North America, the same steps with a slightly different style might have been called Jitterbug, or just “Lindy” and on the West Coast many of the dancers were influenced by a dancer named Dean Collins and they named their own smoother style of
How would you describe the jitterbug dance?
The jitterbug dance or the swing dance involve the East Coast or West Coast Swing, Shag, push, and whip. The jitterbug swing rhythm includes the single rhythm which is one weighted step for every two beats of music, single delayed rhythm, double rhythm, and triple rhythm.
Where did the jitterbug dance come from?
The swing style of the Jitterbug originated in African American dance clubs in Harlem, New York and surrounding areas. On March 26, 1926 the Savoy Ballroom opened its doors in New York, three years after the infamous Cotton Club Jazz Club opened.
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