Ballroom dance Lessons - The Quickstep Share
Did you know this about The Quickstep

The Quickstep evolved in the 1920s from a combination of the Foxtrot, The Chase G Chug, Charleston, Shag, Peabody, and One-Step.

The dance is English in origin, and was standardized in 1927. While it evolved from the Foxtrot, the Quickstep now is quite separate. Unlike the modern Foxtrot, the man often closes his feet and syncopated steps are regular occurrences (as was the case in early Foxtrot). Three characteristic dance figures of the Quickstep are the chassés, where the feet are brought together, the quarter turns, and the lock step.

This dance gradually evolved into a very dynamic one with a lot of movement on the dance floor, with many advanced patterns including hops, runs, quick steps with a lot of momentum, and rotation. The tempo of Quickstep dance is rather brisk as it was developed to ragtime era jazz music which is fast-paced when compared to other dance music.

By the end of the 20th century the complexity of Quickstep as done by advanced dancers had increased, due to the extensive use of syncopated steps with eighth note durations. While in older times quickstep patterns were counted with "quick" (one beat) and "slow" (two beats) steps, many advanced patterns today are cued with split beats, such as "quick-and-quick-and-quick, quick, slow", with there being further steps on the 'and's.

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Beginners Ballroom Quickstep lessons

The Three basic Ballroom Quickstep steps we teach, will allow you to elegantly dance your way around the dance floor, even when the dance floor is crowded. In fact, many experienced dancers enjoy this lesson, since, it gives them the opportunity to brush up on their technique and posture. It is always worth remembering: it is not the number of steps you know that will impress other dancers; it is how well you are able to dance the steps that is more important. To watch brief video clips of each of the steps and for a complete ballroom dance lesson, please click the links, below.

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Quickstep advanced ballroom dance lesson

To keep our ballroom dance classes fresh and interesting, we periodically change the dance routine to include new steps or variations on existing steps. To watch brief video clips of each of the Quickstep dance steps or the complete dance routine, please click the links, below.

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Routine using the above steps: Routine 1.
Ballroom Dance Timetable
January 2017
9, 16, 23
30
February
6, 13
20, 27
March
4
Spring Dance
6
13, 20, 27
April
3, 10
17
Closed - Holiday
24
May
1
Closed - Holiday
8, 15, 22
29
Closed - Holiday
June
5, 12, 19
26
July
3, 10
17, 24, 31
August
7, 14, 21
28
Closed - Holiday
September
4, 11, 18
25
October
2, 9
14
Autumn Dance
16, 23, 30
November
6, 13, 20
27
December
4, 11
18
Xmas Party
25
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