Detroit's dance legacy: the Jit

Via Hardcore Detroit

Goal

To preserve the legacy of the 1970s dance craze the Detroit Jit through a documentary featuring the original Jitterbugs and an instructional video on how the dance is performed

To preserve the legacy of the 1970s dance phenomenon the Detroit Jit, Hardcore Detroit will release a documentary featuring the founders of the movement entitled The Jitterbugs: Pioneers of the Jit. This film will also include an instructional video on the dance’s foundational steps. Funding will help produce an official launch event where DVDs of the film will be available for purchase. The screening will be followed by a community Q&A and performances by local and national guest presenters. Organizers anticipate that these essential steps will inspire new collaborations and interest in a revival of the Jit, which was recently recognized for the first time on the television series “So You Think You Can Dance.

Project Team

Hardcore Detroit