Boogie Woogie definition

The term Boogie Woogie refers to an African American jazz dance.  An individual holds one’s knees close together and then shifts the hips from one side to the next while the person moves forward.  At first the Boogie Woogie was a particular type of music.  Nowadays however it is also a certain type of dance common in Europe.  The Boogie Woogie originates from the Rock ‘n’ roll style popular in the 1950’s.