Quickstep

quickstep

Quickstep is very popular in Europe as a competition dance. It ranks among the "Big Five."

Quickstep was developed in the 1920s in England.

Music

Quickstep is a quick version of Foxtrot. It is a ballroom dance comprised of extremely quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythms, and runs of quick steps. Quickstep is exciting to watch, but it stands among the most difficult of all the ballroom dances.

Characteristics

Elegant, smooth and glamorous, Quickstep dancers are energetic while appearing extremely light on their feet. It should appear that the feet of the dancers barely touch the ground. Much like the Foxtrot, dancers should strive for elegance. Upper body posture must be straight and strong throughout each movement.