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.

Learn the Quickstep at Long-Steps

We’ll take you through all the steps from scratch. Even if you have never danced before, we will show you how. You do not need a partner to learn the dance, your instructor will dance through it with you.

Long-Steps currently teaches the Quickstep periodically during our Beginner Classes, Advanced Classes, and by Private Tuition.

Long-Steps teaches the Quickstep according to a combination of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Dance Examinations Board’s The Ballroom Technique, and other reputable ballroom technique publications and resources.

History of the Quickstep

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Technical Details

Time Signature: 4/4
Musical Selection: Quickstep
Tempo Range: 48 to 52 bars per minute.

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