The Quickstep originated in the ragtime period of the early 20th century. It is a combination of Foxtrot, Charleston, Peabody, and the One step. The dance was at first danced solo, away from your partner but it later became a partner dance.
Basically, Quickstep is a combination of walks and chasses. However, in an advanced stage, hops, jumps, and many syncopations are performed. The dance is elegant and glamorous where body contact is maintained throughout the dance. Quickstep music is written in 4/4 time and should be played at a tempo of about 48-52 measures per minute for examinations and competitions.
Not sure what all of this means? Don’t worry! The instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Raleigh take the time to teach you every aspect of the dance and tailor each lesson to your skill level.
Benefits of Learning to Quickstep:
- It is a great workout for your body and brain
- Dance classes and social dances are a great way to meet new people and make new friends
- Dancing is a healthy way to relieve stress
- Your self-esteem and confidence will get a boost
Take a look at some Fred Astaire students doing the quickstep:
Try Something New: Learn to Quickstep!
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