Jive / Swing

Actually there is not a dance called Jive. The dictionary explanation of Jive is “glib, deceptive or foolish talk” (Webster”s dictionary).  The explanation of it being a dance is a modern day addition to the definition. The Swing Era music started a trend of different speeds and characters leading us to learn Lindy Hop, Rock and Roll, East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing.  All are built on the use of a triple step combined with single steps.  Baby Boomers would be very familiar with Jive music since the 50s and 60s were full of great bands and singers.  Those were good old Rock’n Roll days.  Having said this, don’t mistake that there is lots of great “jive” music out there today both in the Pop and Country genres.