Not to go too far down this road...but "Jive" (dance) is kind of a British misunderstanding of American Swing.Jive is a more common variant of jibe than gibe is. This word (which may mean “glib, deceptive, or foolish talk” or several other things) began appearing in print in the late 1920s and waited little more than a decade before it started being used in the sense “in accord with; agrees with.
jive is more fun anyway.. like "we go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong"
It's like if you bled the soul out of Swing, and then just hopped about too much. Jive exists as a category of
"International" dance competitions: In a nutshell, to allow for easier grading of contestants from different
countries, a generic, lowest-common-denominator version of each dance was created: Drain the
Argentina out of the Tango, take the Brazil out of the Samba, the American Blacks out of Swing, and so on.
On the plus side, it does make international competitions easier to grade. On the bigger, bad side, you're left
with these empty, soulless bastardizations of dances that people really cared about.
And of all the garbage, inorganic pieces of crap "International" Ballroom left us with, Jive is the worst.
(In a former lifetime, I was a proud teacher, choreographer & competitor in American Swing...East Coast and West Coast).
p.s. Just to put an exclamation point on how artificial Jive/International is, they consider it a "Latin" dance.