The Jive is a dance formed from African-American dances in the 1930s. It’s a more uninhabited version of the Jitterbug. Cab Calloway was an early proponent and it brought it to the attention of the wider public.

It is a very happy and ‘boppy’ dance with the lifting and bending of knees and rocking of the hips commonplace. This dance is usually performed to Swing or Rock music.

Performed on the night by Sharyn and Przemek to “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins.


Máire and David to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.