The Jive is a fast swing dance style that originated in North America from African-Americans in the early 1940s. It is a lively and uninhibited variation of the Jitterbug, a form of Swing dance.
Jive is a very happy, boppy, energetic dance, with plenty of kicks, knee-lifting, bending, and rocking of the hips. The fastest of the Latin dances.
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 hard swing in Jive.