Learn how to Dance Quickstep with fun and easy Quickstep Dance Classes and Quickstep Dance Lessons in Los Angeles
Want to take a great Quickstep dance class in Los Angeles? Well you have come to the right place! By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable Quickstep dance lessons and Quickstep dance classes that improve your dance skills and make you look great on the dance floor!
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By Your Side Dance Studio provides you with the best Quickstep dance instructor in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal Quickstep dance instruction custom tailored to your particular needs. We also provide Quickstep dance lessons as group classes.
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A private lesson is the fastest, most efficient way to learn a new dance. (Offer applies to new students only.)
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We have a variety of fun group dance classes to choose from. No partner or dance experience necessary.
About the Quickstep
The Quickstep is probably the most lively of all the Standard Ballroom Dances and one of the most popular ballroom dances. The popular and elegant ballroom dance known as the Quickstep looks in many ways like a faster version of another dance, the Foxtrot. Although the two dances share similarities, the Quickstep has a history all its own, with roots dating back to the Ragtime era of the early 1920s.
The Quickstep was developed in the 1920s in England. During this time, many bands began playing the Foxtrot at a faster pace, earning the name Quick Foxtrot. The Charleston appeared after this, but lacked long-term potential. However, in 1927 the Charleston was combined with the Qucik Foxtrot resulting in a name that was much too long: the Quick Time Fox Trot and Charleston, so it became known simply as the Quickstep.
Elegant, smooth and glamorous, Quickstep dancers are energetic while appearing extremely light on their feet. It should appear that the feet of the dancers barely touch the ground. Much like the Foxtrot, dancers should strive for elegance. Upper body posture must be straight and strong throughout each movement.
The Quickstep usually follows a 4/4 time pattern. The basic feel of the Quickstep is slow-quick-quick, slow-quick-quick, with “slow” taking beats one and two, and “quick-quick” taking beats three and four. Most of the “slow” steps are taken on the heel, while most “quick” steps are taken on the balls of the feet.
While the basic figures are quite simple, the tempo of the music and the whole character of the quickstep dance seem to invite a carefree interpretation of its bright rhythm. The beginner will find the basic steps easy to learn and easy to fit the music. The advanced dancer will discover that the dancing the quickstep lends itself to an infinite variety of steps. The quickstep dancer who masters the fundamentals of the Quickstep will have command of a dance that can never grow stale, a dance that is unquestionably the most attractive expression of rhythm the world has ever known.