Video below is a Modern Jive Demonstration Dance by Johnny & Hazel
Dance Tip 'The Importance of Stepping back '
Stepping back on one foot is the key to Modern Jive. All dances have fundamentals that make that dance work, one used in Modern Jive is the stepping back on one foot. Modern Jive is a freestyle dance like no other, 100's of moves can be joined in virtually any order, however Modern Jive still needs some structure for the dance to work effectively. All moves are taught by stepping back on one foot at the start of a move, therefore all moves should finish by stepping back on one foot - its our the and the common factor all moves should have. Stepping back also provides tension & compression in the hands - required for lead and follow, and helps both dancers especially the guys keep their timing. When beginner dancers get the technique correct the dance suddenly starts to work and moves join smoothly.