In International style Latin dancing, the Jive is one of the five Latin competition dances. It’s sometimes called the International Style version of Jitterbug or East Coast Swing. As with East Coast swing, the basic consists of two triple steps and a rock step. However, in Jive, the count begins with the rock step. The rock step is counted 1,2. Next, the two triple steps are counted: 3-a-4, 5-a-6. Jive has a very energetic look. Danced correctly, the legs exhibit a pumping action. The technique of all of these International style Latin dances was set down by Walter Laird. The Jive and the East Coast Swing share many figures and they share the same music style and tempo.