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JIT is a Snowboarding term originating in Banff, Alberta Canada from the MOC (Murder of crows) and the UJC (Uber JIT Crew). Often confused with Jib, Jit defies a single stranded deffinition but refers to the highest standards of the art of snowboarding. Examples of use are: Let's Jit. May the Jit be with you. That guys totally Jit. Did you see that Jit, it was awesome! To Jit is divine.
Jit - a.k.a. footworkEdit
Jit or jitting is also known as footwork or buggin. Originated in Detroit, Michigan. Similar to pop and lock styles but with more concentration on footwork. The name is taken from the word "jitterbug". Often done in close proximity to another jitter (one who jits) as in a battle. Said to have been popular in small circles throughout the 70's, the style of Jitting emerged as a recognizable style in the early 1980's. The first inovators of the style were the "Errol Flynns" the Detroit East Side's most notorious gang. Jitting was later popularized by renowned Detroit dancers such as: Cosmo', 'Freaky Will', 'Devonaire', Alfonzo, Greg, Cedric, Micheal, Emmanual 'Cassanova', 'Joke Man' and Terrance Majors who came up with new and creative ways to express their footwork. The style is often linked with the song "Let Me See Your Footwork" by DJ Assult and Mr. De. For more information and video clips search the web for "Jit Detroit".
- The fact that the word jit came from Zimbabwean music is interesting but I think this should have it's own article. I propose creating one, and linking it from african american dance.