Modern folk dance with ballroom dance steps and latin dance steps

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Steps: quickstep

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Steps and figures




Our sailor has been to America and was inspired to use quickstep in a traditional Danish type folk dance.

We dance for the pleasure so you are free to select a relaxed informal hold etc.



Dance description


Start: big circle of couples (all the dancers of the ballroom)


Short description:


After an introduction with a big circle, the dance consists of 2 parts: couple dance and chain to a new partner:


intr     big circle clockwise and anti clockwise, quickstep walk

1        quickstep couple dance: zig zag basic step, left turn, promenade, right turn

2        chain with quickstep walk to a new partner for couple dance



Description in detail:


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1-6                Big circle, holding hands, quickstep walking steps: clockwise and anticlockwise (or simple walking steps).

7-8                Close hold, couple dance, zig zag with ¼ turns right and left basic steps: G: walk rf 1 chasse lf rf lf; L follows G.

9-10              Full left turn, close hold, 2 chasses (without the walk-step): G: rf lf rf ½ left turn chasse + lf rf lf ½ left turn chasse.

11                 Promenade (with or without lockstep): close hold walk, prom 1chasse: G: walk rf chasse lf rf lf; L the same mirror reflected.

12                 Promenade (to get ready to a right turn): walk 1chasse.

13                 Full right turn (spot turn): G steps rf in front of L walk(turn), G+L turn walk(turn) G: lf, L rf.

1-2                Chain with quickstep walk: G: rf, lf rf lf, L: lf, rf lf rf, passing own partner passing next, to next = new partner.

3-4, 5-6        Couple dance in zig zag.

7-                  Couple dance...


Alternative more simple couple dance, 7-8 and 9-10 unchanged:

1-6                Chain (now longer chain).

11-12            Couple dance zig zag.

13                 2 walk steps: G: steps a little back on rf slow, lf closes to rf slow. L steps a little back from G ready to chain.


11-12            Promenade start + prom end, i.e start with close hold walk and end with close hold side chasse.


The dance can gradually be expanded to contain:

A       Basic steps with zig zag + left turn

B       Basic steps with zig zag + left turn + promenade

C       Basic steps with zig zag + left turn + promenade + right turn



Dance steps and dance figures:


See dance 18 ”Quicksands”  for description of basic steps and promenade.




See dance 18 ”Quicksands”.




See dance 18 ”Quicksands”.