Hi, I just joined your group, and I am hoping you can help me with my dilemna. My mother who was 'into' dancing when she was young referred to the dancing style she did during the war as 'jitterbugging'. However, it seems this is a term that is not used universally. Lindy Hopping seems to be more used, and of course some people just refer to everything from then as 'Swing dancing'. Has there been a definition of what was being danced at the time and what it is called? I never seem to get a definitive answer from anyone I ask and I haven't found a consistant answer in any online sites or books that I have come across. Having danced myself during the 70s, I always referred to the dance collectively as 'disco' but with various steps or dances withing that larger category such as Latin Hustle, etc. Is it similar in the 40s and Swing is the collective and Lindy and Jitterbug are dances??? HELP.