The hand jive was invented in 1957 by a group of teenagers at the Cats Basement in London. They had no room to dance so they created the hand jive to have some fun!


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The hand jive was common in the 50's.

By: Kelly Branco, Editor and Reporter

How to do the hand jive? It’s easy! Clap your hands on your thighs twice, clap twice. switch your hands, bump your fists over one another, and then make a thumbs up sign and shake them over your shoulder.