Quickstep is the English version of the Fast Fox Trot, which has quick hopping steps set in with smoother gliding figures. It is very popular in Europe as a competition dance, ranking among the “Big Five.”

Although the music for Quickstep sounds like a fast Foxtrot, it is actually considered to be a marriage between the Waltz and the Charleston. The dance features both the light, airy foot movements of the Charleston and the “floating through space” of the Waltz. Quickstep is an International style competitive dance.