Jitterbug

Learn to dance The Jitterbug

is often associated with one form of swing dance, but is not in fact a general term for all swing dances and is more appropriately used to describe a swing dancer rather than a specific swing dance (I.e. a jitterbug can dance Lindy Hop, Shag, or another swing dance). The term was famously associated with swing era dancers by band leader Cab Calloway because, as he put it, “They look like a bunch of jitterbugs out there on the floor due to their fast, often bouncy movements.