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Weekend Workshop - Quickstep for Beginners

  • Long-Steps Ballroom Dancing Marguerite Street Ranelagh, TAS, 7109 Australia (map)

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Weekend Workshop - Quickstep for Beginners


The Dance

Quickstep is a favourite among many ballroom dancers as it's fun, light, and breezy. With a wider range of steps than Slow Rhythm, but an easier time signature to dance than Waltz, Quickstep is the perfect dance for beginners to enter the world of standard ballroom dances. With an affectionately named basic step called the "dirty dozen" and additional steps like tipsy chasses, hesitations, pivot turns, spin turns, pendulums, and more this is a fantastic dance to dance, and is fun to learn.

The Workshop

This course is for people with little to no dance experience at all.

If you've never danced before, that doesn't matter - this is the workshop for you. Over the course of the day we'll take you through all the steps from scratch. We'll teach the boys how to lead and the girls how to follow. By the end of the day you will have a short Quickstep sequence to dance, and the tools to mix it up too. 

You don't need any special equipment and you don't need dance shoes. If you don't have dance shoes then comfortable shoes with soft soles that don't grip are recommend. Boots and strong gripping shoes are not advised.

We'll kick off the dancing at 11am, so be sure to arrive a little earlier if you need to change shoes or general attire. The day will be broken into 4 sessions, with a lunch break at the half way point.

  • 11:00am to 11:55am Session 1
  • 12:05pm to 1:00pm Session 2
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch (included)
  • 2:00pm to 2:55pm Session 3
  • 3:05pm to 4:00pm Session 4

The Lunch

A buffet style lunch, and a bottle of water is included. Additional bottles of water will be on sale for $1. Complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available during break times.

Vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free options are available with sufficient prior notice.

Earlier Event: 28 September
Social Dance
Later Event: 1 October
Quickstep - Week 1