The Jitterbug.

What I wouldn’t give to have been around when the Jitterbug was in full swing!
I love this video… especially the end. I crack up every time.

The commentator kills me. His phrasing and verbiage is just plain absurd. Which is probably why I appreciate it. My Grandpa used to tell us stories of his WWII days… and all the swing dancing and jitterbugging they did while over in Europe. (This was all pre-Grandma, of course) We all thought he may have been over-exaggerating until we saw him jitterbug at my sister’s wedding. Holy fruit salad, Batman! He cut a rug like no one’s business…I couldn’t believe my eyes! Oh how I wish I could go back in time and see him in his hay day.

One day maybe I can convince Jon to take some swing dancing lessons with me. I took up to an intermediate level of West Coast swing in college… but I would love to learn Lindy Hop like this:

haha! It looks like a hoot of a good time.

It must be great to be a part of a generation that produced such fun dances.

What dances will our grandchildren want to learn from our generation?

The Macarena? Please no.

The electric slide? The Roger Rabbit? The Cabbage Patch? The Running Man?

Sadly, I could name (or at least recognize) almost all of these.

I am pretty positive I would take the Jitterbug, the Charleston…anything pre 1960…over any of these, any day. 😉

What’s your favorite era of dance?

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  • Helen

    LOL! My oldest just showed me that you tube video of those dances! We were laughing so hard!

  • Helen

    LOL! My oldest just showed me that you tube video of those dances! We were laughing so hard!

  • http://lequaintrelle.blogspot.com Emily

    The guy beating the girl on the head will never get old. They’re offering east coast swing classes at msjc, too bad I don’t have a guy to go with (that can actually dance) haha. oh well, I guess we were just born in the wrong era.

  • http://lequaintrelle.blogspot.com Emily

    The guy beating the girl on the head will never get old. They’re offering east coast swing classes at msjc, too bad I don’t have a guy to go with (that can actually dance) haha. oh well, I guess we were just born in the wrong era.