Jitterbug Day (and other fun ways to celebrate whenever you feel like it)

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The Jitterbug

What is the Jitterbug?

Lindy Hop (the Jitterbug) is a dance form that originated in Harlem, New York City in the 1920s.

Fun fact: Charles Lindbergh (the aviator) was called Lindy by the media. After his successful solo flight between New York and Paris, headlines read Lindy Hops the Atlantic. Some believe this is where the Lindy Hop got its name!

Step Guide

Simple Swing Dance Pattern

May 26th

May 26th is Lindy Hop Day! It's a fun opportunity to celebrate an American Dance Style, by learning it and getting together with friends to dance! Here's a great instructional video to get you started:

Songs

From The Jackson 5 to Queen, there is a song out there in a style you love that the Jitterbug can be danced to! The Lindy Hop is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 120 and 180 beats per minute.

Parties

There are so many reasons to celebrate! To name a few:

  • National Dance Day - Last Saturday in July

  • National Tap Dance Day - May 25th

  • International Jazz Day - May 25th

  • Elvis Week - 2nd week of August

  • International Square Dancing Month Line Dance Week - September 9-14, 2019

  • International Country Music Day - September 17

  • National Jukebox Day - Day before Thanksgiving

  • Ice Cream and Violins Day - December 13

These would all make such AMAZING party themes! What are you inspired by?

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