Quickstep Lessons Barrie

The Lively and Fun Quickstep

Quickstep was developed in England in the early 1920’s. To keep up, many bands started playing the popular Foxtrot songs at a much faster pace, naming this lively and fun dance the “Quick Foxtrot”. In 1927, the Charleston came about, but didn’t hold the same interest that the Quick Foxtrot did, so combining the two together we get the high-energy dance, the Quickstep.


Quickstep is an elegant and energetic dance with quick footwork. It appears as though the dancers are light on their feet with strong upper body posture throughout the entire dance. Generally, the Quickstep follows a 4/4 timing with the counting of slow-slow-quick-quick, or slow-quick-quick. Most “slow” steps are danced on the heel, while most “quick” steps are danced on the balls of your feet.

Popular Quickstep Songs

Mr. Pinstripe Suit – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Let’s Face The Music and Dance – Nat King Cole
Sing Sing Sing – Benny Goodman

Related Dances



The Foxtrot is the basis from which Quickstep dancing was derived. It is an essential dance for all those learning how to Ballroom dance.

Swing Dance Lessons in Barrie


The Swing is full of energy and fast movement like Quickstep. Both are often danced to big band music.

How to Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop

Lindy Hop is an explosive dance, full of agility and momentum much like the Quickstep. It is a more advanced style of dancing as well.

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