Fun! Fun! Fun! This intermediate/advanced level class is fill with tons of fun. Learn some great new moves to take you around the dance floor in style. Followers will be focusing on beautiful dance position while leader will be focusing strong movement through their body. You must have a very strong foundation in either waltz or foxtrot to join this group.
Class runs for 4 weeks beginning Wednesday September 12th. Price is $70 per person for all 4 weeks of class.
More about Quickstep:
The Quickstep is an International Style ballroom dance that follows a 4/4 time beat, at about 50 bars per minute.p62 From its early beginning as a faster Foxtrot, the Quickstep has become quite different. It is danced to the fastest tempo of the ballroom dances.
The Quickstep developed in the 1920s from a combination of the Foxtrot, the Charleston, and other dances. The dance is English in origin, and was standardized in 1927. Although it came from the Foxtrot, the Quickstep now is quite separate. Unlike the modern Foxtrot, the feet often close and syncopated (split-beat) steps occur often. Three characteristic dance figures of the Quickstep are the chassés, where the feet come together, the quarter turns, and the lock step.p126
This dance became 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 was fast-paced compared to other dance music.
Today the complexity of Quickstep as done by competition dancers has increased. They use more syncopated steps. 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.