<br /><b>The Quickstep:</b><br />During the 1920s, many bands played the Foxtrot too fast and some couples couldn't keep up. Over time, a faster version was born, absorbing extra elements of ragtime such as the Charleston. This led to the creation of what we today call the Quickstep. <br /><b>Three Key Moves:</b><br />The characteristic motion of a quickstep is an up-and-down swing motion. This rise-and-fall motion must be done at a fast pace.<br />Two bodies moving in the speed of the quickstep require first of all a high level of synchronization and understanding about leg tension and use of the ankles. During execution of the "tricksteps," both dancers need the same tension of feet and legs.<br />Also watch out for Runs - quick little repetitive movements/steps.<br /><br />For more info, check out our <a href="shows/dancing-with-the-stars/dances/" about the dances section.