Quickstep Dance Lessons in Our Warren Studio
A Lively and Energetic Ballroom Dance
The Quickstep, with its roots in Ragtime and first danced by Caribbean and African dancers, was developed in the 1920s in suburban New York from a combination of Foxtrot, Charleston, Peabody, and the One-Step. Originally it was danced solo – away from the partner, but later became a partner dance. It was originally given the name “Quick Time Fox Trot” but was eventually changed to Quickstep. Although the quickstep was heavily influenced by the jazz culture of the period, it owes some of its movements to the equally popular Afro-Cuban and Latino dance crazes of the 1920s and 1930s. The dance traveled to England and was developed into the dance that we know today, and was standardized in 1927.
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Quickstep is a combination of walks and chasses in a basic form, but in an advanced stage, hops jumps & many syncopations are utilized. It is an elegant and glamorous dance and body contact is maintained throughout the dance. The Quickstep music is written in 4/4 time and should be played at a tempo of about 48 -‐ 52 measures per minute for examinations and competitions.
The Quickstep is a progressive and turning dance moving along the Line of Dance, utilizing Walks and Chasse movements. Rise and Fall, Sway, and Bounce action are the basic characteristics of the International Style Quickstep.
Group Classes and Private Lessons Available
Whether it’s your first time trying Quickstep or you’re a professional dancer learning the most advanced movements, we welcome you to take a class with us. Our students fill the dance floor with energy, excitement, and positivity as we explore the ballroom dance together.
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Quickstep dance lessons are available now. You’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first dance!
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