Quickstep

Quickstep

As you study the Quickstep in your lessons you will quickly understand why this speedy dance is the light-hearted favourite of all accomplished dancers. When this lively music is accompanied by a proficient understanding of acceleration and change of speed, the couple portrays the ultimate combination of agility and elegance.

History

The Quickstep evolved in the 1920’s from a combination of the Foxtrot, Charleston, Shag, Peabody and One Step. It was standardized by the English in 1927 as a response to the energetic and lively dancing in America during the time.

Characteristics

Wondering what to expect from your Quickstep dance lessons? The Quickstep has evolved into a dynamic dance with a lot of movement on the dance floor including hops, runs and steps with a lot of momentum and rotation. Advanced dancers can increase the speed of the dance even more by dancing patterns with split beats, such as “quick-and-quick-and-quick-quick-slow”. Even so, the Quickstep is an elegant dance and should be smooth and light.

Music

The tempo of the Quickstep dance is rather brisk as it was developed to ragtime era jazz music which is very fast paced. An example of a classic song that we would use at a Quickstep lesson would be Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”.

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Interested in registering for Quickstep lessons in Etobicoke? Arthur Murray offers a wide variety of dance lessons to Etobicoke residents for fun, for exercise, or to those who want to excel in dance and wow everyone on the dance floor.  Register for Etobicoke Quickstep lessons or go back to our list of ballroom dance lessons in Etobicoke to get information about some other dance classes that are offered.

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