Indian Jive

Indian Jive

Indian Jive is a very easy to learn dance. The most noticeable aspect of the Indian jive lies in it its speed and combinations danced in a circle. In the tradition of similar dances such as swing and the Lindy hop, it uses broad amounts of space and is danced with vigor.

The term Indian Jive is coined by our very own instructor. It happened when he was trying to simplify and mix it with a latin influence. As he was travelling and giving workshops around Europe and India, he noticed that there are similar dances such as Swedish Boogie, the Ceroc and the modern Jive but it is noticeably different. Indian jive is uniquely taught only at A2D. It starts off with a 4 Step/beat pattern and is eventually mixed with different rhythmical movements influenced by Merengue. It is essentially danced to rock and roll music which was popular in the 1950s and 60s.