|Time of origin:||1930s|
|Country of origin:||United States of America|
The Jitterbug is a dance performed on Dancing with the Stars.
A member of the Swing dance family, the Jitterbug was originated in the mid 1930s in the United States. It is often heavily compared to another Swing dance, the Lindy Hop, and as a matter of fact, both dances are strikingly similar in both style and rhythm. It is often said that the Jitterbug is a "dumbed down" version of the Lindy Hop due to the shorter count (6-count figures versus 8-count).
The Jitterbug was introduced to Dancing with the Stars in Season 7. It was brought back in seasons nine and fifteen. The latest Jitterbug to be done on the show was performed by James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess during Season 23's Eras Week.
Like the Lindy Hop, this is one of the few dances that allows lifts to be completed.