In honor of our April social dance, I thought it’ll be fun to post a quick tip on the Quickstep. When dancing the Quickstep, you have to think light on your feet. This form of dance is much like the foxtrot in terms of elegance; however, dancers must be fast on their feet so that it appears as if their feet are barely touching the ground. Usually, a basic Quickstep is comprised of the following footwork: slow-quick-quick…slow-quick-quick (with the slow counting for 2 counts and the quicks each counting as one).
The very basic steps for the leader are as follows (with the partner following in mirror movement):
1. Start by facing diagonally
2. Step forward with your right foot
3. Then step forward with your left foot
4. Next close your feet by bring your right foot into your left
5. Step out with your left foot again
Now repeat going towards the back
1. Step back with your right foot
2. Step back with your left foot
3. Then close your feet by bring your right foot into your left
4. Step out with your left foot again
When dancing the quickstep, usually faster music is recommended, such as that found in jazz and swing.