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Quickstep Technique

Quickstep Technique

See Also: Standard Technique page for general technique for International standard dances.

  • Quickstep is like a roller coaster. We go down on the "S" and pick up speed, and then go up on the "Q"s and slow down on "S" again.
  • The rise and swing in Quickstep is less than in Waltz, as there isn't time for the full swing and rise of Waltz.
  • Lady: dance with soft knees, track Man's right thigh.
  • How does lady know if a step is a lock step? 
    • QQ timing, step is elevated, and moving forward and back (as opposed to side-ways).
  • Don't rush the Slow's.