With its lively pace and eye-catching moves, Quickstep is a favourite among ballroom dancers. It developed from a slower social dance with a “slow-slow-quick-quick” rhythm that was popular in the early 20th century. Once the 1920s hit, music became jazzier and faster, and so, necessarily, did the dancing. Thus the Quickstep was born, and once it embraced the Big Band Swing of the 1930s and 40s, it was here to stay. The steps can feel rushed and frenzied at first, but once you get the sway and rhythm right, the momentum simply carries you around the floor.
Long-Steps currently offers Quickstep tuition in the beginner class, advanced class, and by private tuition.