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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. This dance evolved out of the Foxtrot and has similar types of movement, so 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.


Introduction (length 10:12)
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. We also teach how to move and the dance hold.

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 14:11)
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 2:31)
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.

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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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