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 Jive is a very happy & energetic dance, with plenty of knee lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of the International Latin dances, Jive incorporates lots of kicks and flicks, even twirling of the woman, and doesn’t move around the dance floor like other dances.
Jive is the perfect dance for those with energy to burn or for those who wish they did! There is no better cardio workout in the ballroom dance world than a Jive!