Jive

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Jive is a ballroom dance style that originated from African-Americans. It is a lively form of Swing dance, and a variation of the Jitterbug.

Jive is one of the five International Latin dances. The basic look and feel of Jive is lots and lots of energy, with the legs portraying a pumping action. Originating in the United States in the 1940s, Jive was influenced by the Boogie, Rock & Roll, African/American Swing and Lindyhop.

Music

This is one crazy cardio experience that needs to be experienced to be believed. After just the first track your heart rate will be up and beads of sweat will be developing, but the end, you will be crawling out the door with nothing but damp clothes and a big smile on your face. Set to up beat, fast and fun music this class will have you jumping all around the room and shaking your body into positions you never thought possible. This is the ideal dance of non stop cardio which helps develop a strong mind as well as a strong body.

Characteristics

Jive is a very happy, boppy, energetic dance, with plenty of knee-lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of the 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.