Find the best jive dance lessons and instructors at HeyKiki and learn how to jive. Jive was a dance that came of being in the 1930s in the African-American community. It is done in 4/4 time and averages about 176 beats per minute, meaning it is extremely fast and wildly upbeat. Considered an off-beat version of the jitterbug, jive is still practiced all over the world and has become one of the five international Latin dances. So get out your dancing shoes and start learning the jive!