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Quickstep

It is all about moving energetically across the floor with hops, skips and flicks.

Quickstep developed from the original Foxtrot with its kicks fast pace and high spirits As Foxtrot slowed down and smoothed out its predecessor. "Quick Time Foxtrot’ (sometimes referred to as Quick Time Foxtrot and Charleston’) developed into “Quick Step Foxtrot" and eventually Quickstep.

The English continued to refine and develop Quickstep, including Waltz like elements and retaining its highenergy Charleston influences runs, skips and fast chassés, reminiscent of Harry Fox’s Trot.

Frank Ford and Molly Spain from England danced their version of the Quickstep at the 1927 Star Championships, as a couple's dance (rather than as a solo dance), without the Charleston leg action. The couple’s part stuck, yet, in competition today, the kicks. Charleston moves, and fast footwork have returned.

The late Alex Moore describes Quickstep as a dance that can never grow stale a dance that is unquestionably the most attractive expression of rhythm the world has ever known "