Jive evolved from the Jitterbug. The Boogie, Rock & Roll and the American Swing also influenced this dance.
By Jake Fuller
Men and women dancing on stage
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Jive and Swing Steps
Jive is the faster version of the swing. Dancers use a more bouncy type movement using the balls of the feet a lot. A lot of kicks are used in jive.
Jive is an American dance that evolved from a dance called the Jitterbug by removing the lifts and acrobatic elements. The Boogie, Rock & Roll and the American Swing also influenced this dance.
Jive is a very fast, energy-consuming dance. It is the last dance danced at the competitions.
The Jive is danced to music written in 4/4 time. The same time value (6 beats in 4/4 time) is used for single, double or triple jive. The difference in rhythm is determined by the number of steps, according to the speed of music.