Jive is a lively and upbeat dance which traces its roots back to the Boogie Woogie music of the 1940s.

The music to Jive is energetic and uplifiting. It is very easy to keep time at slower tempos, and this makes it suitable for the beginner dancer.

Due to the speed of the standard tempo music, beginners are sometimes taught a cut down version of Jive. We prefer not to leave steps out, and instead rely on a selection of slower tracks. Since Jive is the fastest of the dances we teach to beginners, we delay introducing it until towards the end of the course, to give you time to get used to moving to music.