Oakland has hyphie, Atlanta has crunk. Detroit has The Jit
Beginning in Detroit
as the Jitterbug
back in the '20s, the dance grew up through Detroit's Black Bottom, and was adopted by gangs like the Erroll Flynns
into a battle dance
with the rise of hip hop (similar to pop-locking or breaking).
Similar dances have sprung up elsewhere (Chicken Noodle Soup
in Harlem, B-More Club in Baltimore
, Toe Wop
in NY, Footwork
in Chicago), but Detroit is still the best
There's even a movie
in the works.