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.
Kelly & Brendan's Jive on Strictly Come Dancing was the opening glitter on Saturday show. My dear readers and dance school students, check out this video below. Kelly & Brendan's Jive reveal all the mystery the music conceals.
Kelly & Brendan's Jive - Strictly Come Dancing - BBC
Illustration from Clyde Mendes column at Salsa TV, Singapore