Ballroom dance style
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.
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 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”.
Training Options Available
Groups - (please, see our Group training schedule) or create your own Private group of friends, choose your own time and day.
Private training - one on one with the Instructor.
M/F Instructors to choose.
Main Ballroom or separate cosy studio for private sessions and small groups.
There are following Levels of dancing, defining proficiency levels, you can choose from based on your current dance skills:
Each Level consists 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 will increase the more you participate in trainings and practice the Dance Sport.
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,- Isaia Berardi & Cinzia Birarelli, multiple International Dance champions , top 10 dancers in the World, mentors of our team, come to Palais de Danse from Italy on a regular basis.
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