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When was the jitter bug dance popular?

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Alexa Spicer on August 31, 2019

Jitterbug can be used as a noun to refer to a dancer of swing, or the different types of dances swing , for example, Lindy Hop , Jive and East Coast Swing . This has led to the confusion within the dance community since jitterbug can refer to different dances of the swing. It can also be used as a verb to mean someone dancing to swing music . For example, "the People of the top-notch jitterbugging, jumping around, cutting loose and going crazy". [2] . Various editions of Arthur Murray's "How To become a Good Dancer" contain the following text. "There are hundreds of regional dances of the Jitterbug type", "A favorite of the young people of New York is the Lindy Hop"(1947), "If it's called Swing, Lindy or Jitterbug.." (1954). "Formerly called Jitterbug, Lindy Hop and various other names in different parts of the country... the Swing is the most recent title"(1959).". The term "jitterbug" comes from an early 20th century slang used to describe alcoholics who suffered from the "jitters" ( delirium tremens ). [ citation needed ] During the early 1900s, the term became associated with swing dancers who danced without any control or knowledge of the dance. This term was famously associated with swing era dancers by band leader Cab Calloway because, as he said, "They look like a bunch of jitterbugs out there on the floor" [ citation needed ] due to their fast often bouncy movements on the dance floor. In popular culture it became generalized to mean a dancer swing (for example, you were a jitterbug), a type of swing dance (e.g., you danced the jitterbug), or the act of swing dancing (e.g., you were jitterbugging).. Calloway's 1935 recording of "Call of the Jitter Bug (Jitterbug


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