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 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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