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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 seem 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.

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Standard ballroom dance style



A deep dive into history

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 onestep. 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 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”.





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