*The Midwest has some of the fastest dancing you have ever seen.

One might make the mistake of thinking that this style of dance, because of the speedy footwork,  is  somehow related to River dancing, but they would be mistaken.  The roots of these dances, especially the young ladies’ hip rolling,  are going straight to the Motherland.

Detroit has long had a tradition of dance called the Jit.  It’s been over 30 years since the dance craze took over the city, but  unlike other fad dances that come and go, it stuck.  (more…)