Jive is a fast, energetic Latin-American ballroom dance with lots of sharp action, bounce, kicks and flicks. The Jive originated in the United States in the 1930s and is developed from variations of the Swing, Lindy Hop, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Boogie-Woogie. Basic Jive consists of a rock step and two triple steps (chasse to the left and chasse to the right). The tempo is very fast at 176 beats per minute. That is why the Jive is danced last at competitions – the dancers have to give it their all.