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American jazz couple dance, danced to Swing music. It first appeared at Harlem's Savoy Ballroom in the 1920s where black dancers embellished the choppy steps of the Charleston with increasingly flamboyant improvised moves—fast spins, cartwheels, throws, and jumps where the woman leaped with her legs straddling her partner's waist or shoulders. After it became popular with white dancers it was known as the jitterbug. It enjoyed a major revival in Britain and the US during the 1980s and 1990s, led by veteran performers such as Frank Manning and Norma Miller and companies such as the London-based Jiving Lindy Hoppers.

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