Beginner Jive - Explanation of single rhythm Jive Ballroom Dance Lesson

Uploaded by aanw97 on 15.02.2009

All we’ll be showing you is the Single Rhythm Jive.
This is what we teach to beginners from Step 1 and when we finish teaching you
the step, we’re going to show you how to dance this
step in the proper rhythm – triple rhythm.
That will all be coming up. So first the basic Jive rhythm
to music, counting it for you. So here we go.
Very simple: 1, 2, 3, 4 (x4).
4 beats to 1 bar of music. 1, 2, 3, 4 (x3).
Divide those beats into slows and quicks with “slow” being 2 beats.
Slow, slow. Slow, slow. 1, 2, 3, 4 (x2).
And the quicks, 1 beat. Quick, quick, quick, quick,
1, 2, 3, 4 (x2). Combining slows with quicks
into a simple rhythm, something like this:
slow, slow, quick-quick (x4). So that is counting the music to slows and