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The Quickstep is a fun party dance that originated as a fast version of the Foxtrot. Originally called QuickTime, it includes elements of the Charleston.

Normally we don't cover the Quickstep in our Beginner program, but it's not especially hard to learn.

In this 47-minute video dance class, you'll learn the basic elements of Quickstep with a common group of figures that you can use to dance around the room by simply joining the end of the group back to the beginning.

Curriculum

This course is 47 minutes long. The video includes chapter markers so that you can quickly jump to specific sections as you work on this dance.

Introduction (length 3:06)
We cover the music of Quickstep, which is made up of quick and slow actions. There are more Slows than Quicks in a normal piece of Quickstep choreography.

How to Move (length 2:04)
This section shows you how to move for the most efficient look in your dancing. The goal is to minimize wasted energy so that you look calm and smooth.

Dance Hold (length 8:11)
We show you how to connect with your partner to avoid common problems as you dance.

The Quarter Turn to Right (length 8:13)
You'll begin your dance with this common figure.

Chasse (length 4:46)
A Chasse is a group of steps where the feet close in the middle and you change from one foot to the other.

Forward Lock (length 10:00)
The Forward Lock (referring to the direction of the Lead) requires an understanding of how to lead properly in order for the lady to read the action and follow what was intended. We show you the details of proper leading for this figure.

Natural Pivot Turn (length 11:40)
This is classified as a Beginner step but isn't necessarily easy. We show you a number of aspects of this figure so that you can dance it beautifully in partnership.

Putting it Together (length 2:24)
The end of this lesson shows you how you join these figures together and repeat the group to dance all the way around the room.

Limited-time special offer!

This video, normally accessible only to Premium or VIP members, will be available to all Basic members until we are able to return to live classes, as a special gift to Delta Dance members.

Members-Only Content

This content is available to Delta Dance members only. There are several levels of membership providing access to different kinds of content. Choose the membership level that suits your needs! Your low-cost Basic membership grants you access to special content, as well as downloadable choreography and technical guides. Premium and VIP memberships adds on special access to comprehensive video courses covering entire dances. VIP membership also includes two free private lessons each month, delivered either through live streaming or as custom video solutions personalized for your needs. You can upgrade to a higher level at any time, and you may cancel at any time.

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George Pytlik

Author George Pytlik

Before turning pro, George achieved impressive results as an amateur competitor, holding the Senior (30+) Latin championship in BC, Canada for 7 consecutive years with his wife Wendy. The couple twice achieved a top-3 Canadian ranking in Senior Latin as well as a 3rd place Canadian ranking in 30+ Ten Dance. Today, George and Wendy are professional teachers with a vision of growing a strong dance community in Delta near Vancouver, BC.

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