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The International Quickstep is a fun and energetic progressive dance. The quickstep originally evolved from the foxtrot, but has developed into a separate and lively dance with lots of movement across the dance floor. At higher levels, the quickstep has unique, advanced patterns including hops and runs. Quickstep music has the fastest tempo of all ballroom dances. Syncopated steps are also very common, giving the quickstep the appearance of being even faster.

Quickstep is often danced at ballroom parties and social events, ballroom dance competitions, and performances such as Dancing with the Stars.

How to Learn Quickstep at Arete Dance Center

​Quickstep is one of the ten dances we teach in our group class program, along with Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. We continue to teach the quickstep through all of our group classes as you move up the levels, giving more advanced routines and technique as you progress.

If you are just interested in learning the quickstep on its own, we recommend a private lesson with one of our professional dance instructors.

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