Gary and Charlotte Chaney have been dancing together most of their lives. The video below features one of their performances. When they stepped on the dance floor at the Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club, they left the spectators in complete awe at what they did. The duo is amazing, but they also had a surprise guest in store!
The jitterbug is a dance style that dates back to the early 1900s. It was originally a type of swing dance that was popular among African American communities and was embraced all over the country during the 1930s and 1940s–especially young people. Its popularity even reached Europe, where it was embraced by the British, who referred to it as the “jive.”
In this video, Gary and Charlotte really show how it’s done. Plus, as an added treat, they are joined by a second woman – Debbie Wheelis, who’s a good friend to the couple. The three dance to “Me and Bobby McGee” sung by Rhonda McDaniel. Debbie has some awesome steps too. Their jitterbug is going to bring a huge smile to your face.
The three have become internet sensations and a few of their videos have gone viral, including the one featured here! Sadly, Gary passed away in 2018, but this video lives on to show how great he was at something he loved: dancing. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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