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Learn How To Jive
Ballroom Dance Video Instructions
Jive is the faster version of Swing. It's a very boppy dance where dancers use more bouncy movements, lifting the knees and bending or rocking the hips. A lot of kicks are used. It's one the most energetic of all the dances.
Jive evolved in the early 1940s from a dance called Jitterbug, a form of Swing dance. It shares many figures with Swing, such as underarm turns, swivels, etc. The Ballroom Jive is one of the five International Latin dances.
Jive is generally danced to a music in 4/4 time in a wide variety of tempos from slow to very fast. The great thing about it is that it can be danced to all sorts of music - old, new, Swing, Rocknroll, Country, electronic, pop...
It's a fun dance and certainly one of the most fantastic ways to get and stay in shape. So grab your dancing shoes and get jiving.