Jitterbugs, Swing Kids, and Lindy Hoppers

Swing dancing refers to a group of social dances developed in the 1920s and ’30s and influenced by African American communities as well as the jazz and blues movements. Swing dancing is comprised of various forms of dances that include the Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop and Lindy Charleston. These dances were particularly popular with youth groups who were oftentimes referred to as jitterbugs, Swing Kids, and Lindy Hoppers. During the Great Depression and World War II, swing dancing provided a recreational outlet and morale booster in large social gatherings, exclusive clubs, juke joints and competitive dance events.

Chicago citation style
Melissa Jacobs. Jitterbugs, Swing Kids, and Lindy Hoppers. 2016. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dp.la/primary-source-sets/jitterbugs-swing-kids-and-lindy-hoppers/additional-resources. (Accessed September 24, 2018.)
APA citation style
Melissa Jacobs, (2016) Jitterbugs, Swing Kids, and Lindy Hoppers. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://dp.la/primary-source-sets/jitterbugs-swing-kids-and-lindy-hoppers/additional-resources
MLA citation style
Melissa Jacobs. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://dp.la/primary-source-sets/jitterbugs-swing-kids-and-lindy-hoppers/additional-resources>.
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