How to Jive Dance

Learn how to jive dance, including a demonstration of the basic steps and moves in jive dancing, in this free video series of Latin dance lessons.

Series Summary

Jive is one of the five dances used in International Latin dancing competitions. Jive evolved from early swing dances like the Boogie-Woogie, Blues Swing and the Jitterbug. During World War II American soldiers introduced the dance to Europe, where it became very popular with the youth. The uninhibited and lively motions of Jive were somewhat shocking to many of those in the established dance community, but this disapproval was soon turned towards the emerging rock-n-roll culture. In 1968 the Jive was added as the fifth dance used in International Latin competition. In this series of free video dance lessons you’ll learn the basic steps and moves of Jive dancing. Expert dance instructors Kelly-Anne and Steeve Vean Louis take you through the basic footwork of the jive, demonstrating a series of breaks, crossovers, and turns that will have you dancing like a real pro in no time.

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