How to dance Quickstep
Quickstep is a modern dance, it can be called the “dance of joy”, because its main figures are quite simple, and the tempo of the music and the mood of the dance seems to be inviting to a carefree interpretation of its bright rhythm. Beginners will see how easy it is to learn its basic steps and how simply they fit the music. The advanced dancer will discover that the music lends itself to an infinite variety of steps.Quickstep dancers are energetic and fast while appearing extremely light on their feet. It should appear that the feet of the dancers barely touch the ground.
Learn more about Quickstep and Ballroom dancing.
- What is Ballroom Quickstep
- History of Ballroom Quickstep
- Training options to learn Ballroom Quickstep
- Course for Ballroom Quickstep at Palais de Danse
What is Quickstep?
Quickstep is a modern dance, it can be called the “dance of joy”, because its main figures are quite simple, and the tempo of the music and the mood of the dance seems to be inviting to a carefree interpretation of its bright rhythm. Beginners will see how easy it is to learn its basic steps and how simply they fit the music.
The advanced dancer will discover that the music lends itself to an infinite variety of steps.
Quickstep dancers are energetic and fast while appearing extremely light on their feet. It should appear that the feet of the dancers barely touch the ground.
History of Quickstep:
The history of the Quickstep can be traced back to the 1920s, when the dance developed through the fusion of march, Foxtrot, Charleston, tap, and one-step. Initially regarded as a fast foxtrot, Quickstep later turned into a separate dance with its own style.
In the 1920s, many orchestras and jazz bands began to perform foxtrots at a fast pace, moving from the grand nineteenth century to the violent (raging) rhythm of the twentieth. Those who knew how to dance the foxtrot, at balls, were constantly dissatisfied with the fact that some movements could not be danced, and they had to invent new ones. Many popular newspapers at the time wrote about these problems.
In the program of dance evenings, to warn fans of the "real" foxtrot, they began to include dance called "quick-time-foxtrot", sometimes "quick-time-steps" and, finally, shortly - “quickstep”.
Training options for learning how to dance Quickstep
- Group dance lessons- (please, see our Group training schedule) or create your own Private group of friends, choose your own time and day.
- Private dance classes- one on one with the Instructor.
- Main Ballroom or separate cozy studio for private sessions and small groups.
There are the following Levels of dancing, defining proficiency levels, you can choose from based on your current dance skills:
- Beginner Tango class
- Bronze Tango class
- Silver Tango class
- Gold Tango class
- Scholarship Tango class
Each dance Level consists of different syllabus figures, which provide a training framework for the dancer. One does Bronze, then Silver, then Gold, and then the most advanced Level - Scholarship.
Your skill level as a dancer will increase the more you participate in training and practice the DanceSport.
Competitions for Quickstep and Ballroom dancing
You can simply enjoy dancing and get fit or take it to a higher level and take part in International and local UAE Dance Competitions.
You can participate with your dance partner or enter a dance competition with your instructor.
Instructors for Quickstep
All our Dance trainers are award winners in their home countries, specialists in 10 dances of International European dance program and other forms of Dance, will guide you through a variety of Dance styles and bring to the heights of the dancing skills.
To raise your dancing level to an even higher standard,- take part in dance workshops taught by top professionals in Ballroom dancing. At Palais de Danse dance studio you will have the opportunity to work with dance legends such as Nataliya Koliada, Stas Portanenko, Tony and Amanda Dokman.
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