Quickstep Lessons North York

Interested in learning the Quickstep? North York Quickstep lessons are available at Arthur Murray. Read on to learn more about North York Quickstep classes as well as other ballroom dancing classes offered in North York, Etobicoke (The Kingsway), Downtown Toronto (Yorkville), North York/Scarborough, and Vaughan (Woodbridge). As you study the Quickstep in your Quickstep classes you will soon understand why this speedy dance is the light-hearted favorite of all accomplished dancers. When this lively music is accompanied by a proficient understanding of acceleration and change of speed, the couple portrays the ultimate combination of agility and elegance.

History of the Quickstep

Those who are interested in North York Quickstep lessons often benefit from learning about the background of the dance. The Quickstep evolved in the 1920’s from a combination of the Foxtrot, Charleston, Shag, Peabody and One Step. It was standardized by the English in 1927 as a response to the energetic and lively dancing in America during the time.

Characteristics of the Quickstep Dance

The Quickstep has evolved into a dynamic dance with a lot of movement on the dance floor including hops, runs and steps with a lot of momentum and rotation. Advanced dancers can increase the speed of the dance even more by dancing patterns with split beats, such as “quick-and-quick-and-quick-quick-slow”. Even so, the Quickstep is an elegant dance and should be smooth and light.

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Quickstep Music

The tempo of the Quickstep dance is rather brisk as it was developed to ragtime era jazz music which is very fast paced. An example of a classic Quickstep song would be Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing”.