The Quickstep is a fun, lively party dance that originated as a fast version of the Foxtrot. Originally called Quicktime, it includes elements of the Charleston, though these characteristics are not visible in the basic figures.
This is a comprehensive course totaling nearly three hours. Though presented in video form, it’s the same program we teach in our six-week Intermediate Quickstep group class series. We’ve broken it down into 17 individual lessons to make it easy to study. Each group is also described in our downloadable comprehensive Choreography Guide.
You’ll learn Bronze, Silver and even some Gold figures, and you’ll learn how to put the different figures together to create interesting choreography for your dancing. Each group includes one new figure that we show you in considerable detail so that you understand the principles you’ll need to know to look great on the dance floor and to lead or follow the figure effectively.
Rather than teaching a routine, we focus on “groups” of step patterns. The reason is that when people learn a routine they quickly fall into a pattern where they only dance the routine the same way every time, which is not only boring but limits your ability to improvise and explore everything ballroom dancing represents.
Throughout the videos, we cover common issues that we see in teaching and in watching social dancers, providing useful insights to help you dance a more technically accurate and enjoyable Quickstep, yet without the burden of too much technique.
What makes this program different from others is that we don’t just show you the figures in isolation, but in sets of step groupings so that you can see how each figure can be used in a sequence with others. This helps you to better understand each figure, and gives you insight and experience in finding new ways to combine figures in different ways as you dance.