Jive is one of the five International Latin dances. In competition it is danced at a speed of 176 beats per minute, although in some cases this is reduced to between 128 and 160 beats per minute.
Many of its basic patterns are similar to these of the East Coast Swing with the major difference of highly syncopated rhythm of the Triple Steps (Chasses), which use straight eighths in ECS and hard swing in Jive.
The basic step is a six beat pattern, comprising eight weight changes.
4 beats in each bar (measure)
1, 2, 3 a4, 5 a6
42-44 beats per minute
Dance Moves forBallroom Jive
°Change of Hands Behind Back
°Change of Places Left to Right
°Change of Places Right to Left
°Rolling Off The Arm
°Stalking Walks, Flicks and Break
°Stop and Go
°Toe Heel Swivels
°Walks (Triple Count)