Developed during the World War I in suburbian New York, initially performed by carribean and African dancers. It eventually made its debut on the stage of American music-hall and immediately became popular in the ballrooms.

Foxtrot and quickstep have a common origin. In the twenties many bands played the slow-foxtrot too fast, which gave rise to many complaints. Eventually they developed into two different dances, slow-foxtrot tempo has been slowed down and Quickstep became clearly the fast version of Foxtrot, danced at 48 bars per minute tempo. The Charleston had a lot of influence on the development of Quickstep.


  • Backward lock step
  • Chasse reverse turn
  • Closed impetus
  • Double reverse spin (IDTA: silver)
  • Forward lock step
  • Natural pivot turn
  • Natural spin turn
  • Natural turn
  • Natural turn and backward lock (IDTA: silver)
  • Natural turn with hesitation
  • Progressive chasse
  • Progressive chasse to R
  • Quarter turn to R
  • Reverse pivot
  • Running finish
  • Tipple chasse to R


  • Closed telemark
  • Fishtail
  • Four quick run
  • Quick open reverse (IDTA: bronze)
  • Running right turn
  • Tipple chasse to L (IDTA)
  • V6


  • Cross swivel (IDTA: silver)
  • Hover corte
  • Rumba cross
  • Running spin turn (IDTA)
  • Six quick run
  • Tipsy to R and L

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