JIVE Combination 03
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JIVE is a Latin American dance that is danced in international ballroom competitions. It is closely related to boogie-woogie and rock `n roll. While rock `n roll is danced with hops, the jive has its own basic step that is not hopped. Jive is usually danced in an open dancing stance.
Target group: recommended level 4 (from age 13)
- Experience with movement and music
- Basic salsa step is introduced
- Examples from the category: "Short Dances"
Tips for implementation:
- It is also possible to use only parts of this sequence depending on the level of advancement of students
- Different forms of organisations add variety and take some pressure off the teacher as the "presenter".
- Play some music during the practice phase (motivation). The sound volume can be varied.
- additional movements from this area can be added
- Students can show their own moves related to the theme that they either already know or have created or arranged within their groups.
Tips relating to the music: further information can be found under the heading "Tips & methods" > Music
- For this example, several different music pieces are suitable. A clear rhythm with between 120 – 150 beats per minute (BPM) is helpful. (RockNroll, Boogie Woogie)
- Good, motivating music is very important. Use songs that are currently popular every now and then. Bring faster and slower music to the lesson. These add variety and motivation to lessons.