The Jive originated in the United States in the 1930’s and refers to a style of ballroom dancing included in DanceSport categories of competition. African Americans began performing a series of steps to Swing and Rock & Roll music and therefore created what we know today as the Jive.
The Paso Doble (meaning “double-step” in Spanish) refers to a style of ballroom dancing included in DanceSport categories of competition that began in the 16th century in the country of France. This dance became popular in Spain because it became based on the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish bullfight.
The Samba refers to a style of ballroom dancing included in DanceSport categories of competition. It is a rhythmical dance with elements taken from the Brazilian Samba, its originator. The history of the dance began in Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Cha-Cha (originally known as the Cha-Cha-Cha) is one of the five dances of the “Latin American” program of international ballroom dance competitions. It was originated in Cuba in the early 1950’s, and was derived from the Rumba and the Mambo.