IT began in the United States, but people have been jiving ever since.

It was originally danced by African-Americans in the 1930s and was popularised by Cab Calloway, the American jazz singer, dancer and bandleader in 1934.

These pictures were taken at a jive competition held at the Royal Pier on July 28, 1972.

The competitors dug out their best suits and their party dresses to head on down to the venue to prove their prowess on the dancefloor.

They all did their best to happily bop the night away, lifting their knees up high and rocking their hips to the music.