How to Jitterbug



Easy Steps

 
Learn to Jitterbug

If you want to learn how to jitterbug, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about jitterbug. Jitterbug can be used as a noun to refer to a swing dancer or various types of swing dances, for example, the Lindy Hop, Jive, and East Coast Swing. This has led to confusion within the dance community, since jitterbug can refer to different kinds of swing dances. It can also be used as a verb to mean someone dancing to swing music. For example, "People were top-notch jitterbugging, jumping around, cutting loose and going crazy".

Share
 

Easy Steps to Jitterbug

Below are simple steps to learn how to jitterbug. Go step by step, and check your progress.

  1. Learn with your friend or one of your family to find the right balance of power and grace in your collective learning. The jitterbug is only about forward and backward motion by both partners that are matched with complex footwork and it's performed to various jitterbug dance songs. Partners should apply firm pressure against one another, but should avoid overpowering the other person.
  2. Try to take your partner in rotations, you should be standing very close to each other, switches by using the palm of your right hand. The leader directs his partner around the dance floor by using his hand as a guide to the next series of steps.
  3. If you'd like to jitter bug well, you will need to understand that most steps in the jitterbug are slides or taps instead of conventional steps. The quick movement in this dance requires both participants to keep their feet ready for the next move, precluding a lot of complete steps.
  4. Now you have to add a new wrinkle to the jitterbug by increasing the complexity of your arm movements. As you master the basics, you may even improvise on your arm movements by making them slightly complex, such as elaborate hand movements, or incorporating a step with crossed arms, can further enhance the jitterbug dance. Traditional jitterbug movements involve the use of flattened hands to help partners move quickly, based on applied pressure. Crossed arms or exaggerated hand movements can add a flourish as you become a jitterbug expert.
  5. Practice and improve, and learn more variations of popular swing dances that evolved from the jitterbug.

Practice makes perfect, don't hesistate to practice to achieve the desired goal. Try to combine the steps above with the video below in order to obtain the most information about how to jitterbug.

How to Jitterbug Video

Below is also a video to help you learn how to Jitterbug.



We hope the above steps and video about how to jitterbug have helped you in your quest to learn how to jitterbug. If you like this page you might also want to go to our main page and learn more about our Book of the Worlds.