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Quickstep

The quickstep is a light-hearted dance of the standard ballroom dances. The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations. The upbeat melodies that quickstep is danced to make it suitable for both formal and informal events. Quickstep was developed in the 1920s in New York City and was first danced by Caribbean and African dancers. Its origins are in combination of slow foxtrot combined with the Charleston, a dance which was one of the precursors to what today is called swing dancing.

History

The quickstep evolved in the 1920s from a combination of the foxtrot, 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 leader 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, with 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.

Style

The quickstep is elegant like the foxtrot and should be smooth and glamorous. The dancers should appear to be very light on their feet. It is very energetic and form-intensive. The quickstep is danced to 4/4 music of 48-52 measures per minute.

Source: Wikipedia

Quickstep

One of the most fun and energetic of all the Ballroom dances, the Quickstep! Learning how to navigate the floor, call floorcraft, is the most important part of this dance. This class is an intermediate/advanced level class, requiring knowledge of the basics of this dance or a strong foundation in Foxtrot or Waltz. We will br focusing on our dance frame and how we connect with our partner. Having strong sense of movement which will allow us to dive into some fun new moves! This class will be ongoing for the summer.

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$70.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Oct 09, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Oct 16, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Oct 23, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Oct 30, 2019 - 845pm

Quickstep

One of the most fun and energetic of all the Ballroom dances, the Quickstep! Learning how to navigate the floor, call floorcraft, is the most important part of this dance. This class is an intermediate/advanced level class, requiring knowledge of the basics of this dance or a strong foundation in Foxtrot or Waltz. We will br focusing on our dance frame and how we connect with our partner. Having strong sense of movement which will allow us to dive into some fun new moves! This class will be ongoing for the summer.

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$70.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Sep 04, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Sep 11, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Sep 18, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Sep 25, 2019 - 845pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

One of the most fun and energetic of all the Ballroom dances, the Quickstep! Learning how to navigate the floor, call floorcraft, is the most important part of this dance. This class is an intermediate/advanced level class, requiring knowledge of the basics of this dance or a strong foundation in Foxtrot or Waltz. We will br focusing on our dance frame and how we connect with our partner. Having strong sense of movement which will allow us to dive into some fun new moves! This class will be ongoing for the summer.

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$70.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Aug 07, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Aug 14, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Aug 21, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Aug 28, 2019 - 845pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

One of the most fun and energetic of all the Ballroom dances, the Quickstep! Learning how to navigate the floor, call floorcraft, is the most important part of this dance. This class is an intermediate/advanced level class, requiring knowledge of the basics of this dance or a strong foundation in Foxtrot or Waltz. We will br focusing on our dance frame and how we connect with our partner. Having strong sense of movement which will allow us to dive into some fun new moves! This class will be ongoing for the summer.

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$70.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Jul 17, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Jul 24, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Jul 31, 2019 - 845pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

One of the most fun and energetic of all the Ballroom dances, the Quickstep! Learning how to navigate the floor, call floorcraft, is the most important part of this dance. This class is an intermediate/advanced level class, requiring knowledge of the basics of this dance or a strong foundation in Foxtrot or Waltz. We will br focusing on our dance frame and how we connect with our partner. Having strong sense of movement which will allow us to dive into some fun new moves! This class will be ongoing for the summer.

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$70.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Jun 19, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019 - 845pm
  • Wed, Jul 03, 2019 - 845pm

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Quickstep

Have some fun learning the Quickstep! This upbeat and energetic dance is such a crowd pleaser. Perfect your leading and following as we work on technique, proper body alignment and more.
This is an intermediate/advanced class and you must have strong working knowledge of this dance or other smooth dances (foxtrot, waltz or tango)

Price: $70pp for all 4 weeks of class. Class length is 55 minutes.

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$20.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Mar 06, 2019 - 800pm
  • Wed, Mar 13, 2019 - 800pm
  • Wed, Mar 20, 2019 - 800pm
  • Wed, Mar 27, 2019 - 800pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

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.

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$20.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Dec 06, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Dec 20, 2017 - 800pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

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.

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$20.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Nov 08, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Nov 15, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Nov 22, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Nov 29, 2017 - 800pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

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.

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$20.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Oct 11, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Oct 18, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Oct 25, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Nov 01, 2017 - 800pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

Quickstep

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.

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$20.00

Quickstep

  • Wed, Sep 13, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Sep 20, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Sep 27, 2017 - 800pm
  • Wed, Oct 04, 2017 - 800pm

This group class already completed. View upcoming events on the Calendar.

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