The Quickstep is elegant and graceful yet lively and energetic. It is often likened to the Foxtrot and has dance patterns similar to the Waltz, but danced to 4/4 time as opposed to 3/4 time. This dance has evolved into a very dynamic one with a lot of movement on the dance floor. There are many advanced Quickstep patterns including hops, runs, and steps with rotation. The tempo of Quickstep dance is rather brisk yet should be smooth and glamorous.
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