The Quickstep or evolved from in the 1920s from a combination of Slow Foxtrot, The Chase G Chug, Charleston, Shag, Peabody, and One-Step. While it evolved from the Slow Foxtrot, the Quickstep now is quite separate. It is characterized by high-energy and a exhilarating sense of flight and gliding.

The Quickstep is generally danced as the fifth and final dance in International Standard five dance competitions.

Tempo Information

The QuickStep is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 48 and 52 measures per mintue (192.0 and 208.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of QuickStep songs between 192.0 and 208.0 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing QuickStep

Like/Play Title - Artist Tags
No Opinion Mr. Pinstripe Suit - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion A Cool Cat in Town - Tape Five Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Let's Face The Music And Dance - Nat King Cole Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion As Long As I'm Singin' - The Brian Setzer Orchestra Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Club des Belugas Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Funny Face - Tony Evans Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Peroxide Swing - Michael Bublé Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion No Me Voy Sin Bailar - Ana Belen Beat Energy Mood

QuickStep Spotify Playlist

Browse all 814 QuickStep songs in the music4dance catalog.

Competition Tempo information:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA Professional or Amateur
NDCA Silver/Gold
International Standard 4/4 48-52 50-52 48-52