The Mood of Samba is Fun.
Jive is a Lively, Fun, Energetic Party Dance from the U.S.A It originated in the United States, hitting its first wave of popularity during World War II. It was recognized as a much more energetic version of the Jitterbug, which was already well known as a swing dance style.The U.S. soldiers during the war danced the Jive in Europe and it caught on as a major trend there, especially among the younger generations. There it became known as Boogie-Woogie, and eventually the term “Jive” became universal. In 1968 it was adopted as the fifth Latin dance in International competitions.
Today the Jive is danced around the world in professional competitions in the International Style Latin division.