What Is Jitterbug?
History: Jitterbug, also known as East Coast Swing, is a style of partnered Swing Dancing that came from Lindy Hop in the 1930's, danced to Big Band Swing in ballrooms across the United States. Easy to learn and popular, Jitterbug, like Lindy Hop, traversed the oceans during World War II, and became a world-wide phenomenon.
How it works: Jitterbug is a partner dance that is based on six count patterns. The basic moves in and out of closed position, open position, and breakaways. Akin to Lindy Hop, this dance is a simpler form of swing dancing.
Why you should dance Jitterbug: Jitterbug is one of the easiest dances to learn. A good starting place for shy dancers, Jitterbug gives a foundation for basic dance movement, leading, following, and coming up with new moves for any party, wedding, or night on the town.