Jitterbug



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As you can see from the picture above - Jitterbugging is great fun - a young couple take part in a competition.

Sometimes confusing as the Jitterbug can refer to some types of Swing dance styles.

The word Jitterbug actually comes from the early 20th century - it was a slang word, meaning - people who drank too much and suffered from the jitters - to shake uncontrolably.

So the term became associated with people who performed any Swing style of dance - with exagerated movements and apparent lack of control, purely beacause of the style they were doing.

In 1946 this style became a craze in England.

In Australia they were already performing this style in competitions.

The video below will give you an idea of the style - take a look - see what you think.





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