Dance Class Rules You Should Follow

Dance Class Rules You Should Follow

Dance Class Rules You Should Follow

Nothing is more nerve-wracking than going to a dance lesson for the first time. There is always the worry that you might accidentally break some unspoken rule or ruin the class’s flow.  Besides the usual first-day jitters, we also understand how difficult it can be to attend adult dance lessons in the first place. For […]

Find Out What is the Most Romantic Dance Style to Share With Your Partner

Find Out What is the Most Romantic Dance Style to Share With Your Partner

Keeping romance alive in a relationship takes work. You and your partner need to carve out time to enjoy activities together. Sometimes it can be as simple as a dinner and a show. Other times it’s best to build intimacy with partnered activities.  Dancing has always been a top choice. As Elizabeth Bennet said in […]

Master the Dance Floor: Tips and Tricks for Club Dancing Success

Master the Dance Floor: Tips and Tricks for Club Dancing Success

By now, we all know that Adelaide is the place to be for ballroom and Latin dancing. With events every weekend, Adelaidians are never short of dance opportunities once they know how to partner dance. Even if you are more of a solo dancer, Adelaide has plenty of boutique clubs where you can strut your […]

How To Dance With Confidence: Tips To Boost Your Skills

How To Dance With Confidence: Tips To Boost Your Skills

People often ask their teacher how to become a better dancer or how to be a good dancer. There are three parts to being a good dancer: Etiquette, Proficiency, and Confidence.  Etiquette and Proficiency when you dance are two whole topics on their own! So, of course, we expect a good dancer to be polite, […]

Am I Ready for Specialist?

Am I Ready for Specialist?

So you think you might be ready to head into Specialist? Great! Members are required to do a ‘progress check’ with a teacher to ensure they are ready for this particular level. You will need to be checked on Waltz, Foxtrot and either Cha Cha or Swing (your choice!). These videos should help you to […]

Am I Ready for Dance Level 2?

Am I Ready for Dance Level 2?

Am I Ready for Level 2? Generally, after 3-6 months in Level Dance 1, members will start to ask themselves, ‘Am I ready for Dance Level 2’? If you’re attending private lessons, your teacher is the best person to answer this! If you’re not doing private lessons, you will want to book a lesson to […]

Self Levelling – Am I ready for Dance Level 3?

Self Levelling – Am I ready for Dance Level 3?

When am I ready to move to Level 3? This is a common question! Here are some videos to help show what we are looking for in dancers that are comfortable and ready to move to a Level 3 dance. Reminder: At QuickSteps our dance levels are: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Specialist   […]

Physical Contact Do’s & Don’ts For Social Dancing

Physical Contact Do’s & Don’ts For Social Dancing

Welcome to our guide on navigating “Physical Contact Do’s & Don’ts on and off the dance floor.” Whether you’re twirling on hardwood or strolling down the street, understanding these etiquettes is essential. Here are some tips on what is and isn’t appropriate in the world of social dancing so that you can dance with confidence […]

There’s Lots to Love About Online Learning

There’s Lots to Love About Online Learning

  I think we can all agree it’s been an interesting last few months. A lot of us have really had to change the way we think and the way we work! Here at QuickSteps we’ve had a great deal of fun attempting to move our group and private dance classes to an online platform […]

Waltz Technique Videos

Waltz Technique Videos

Let’s start with the Streamline When we use the term ‘Streamline we are referring to a continuous forward or backward movement where the ‘rise and fall’ technique is maintained.  This video will explain Streamline in more detail and give you a chance to dance along for pratice.  The Streamline technique is specifically used in Ballroom […]

Isolation and Styling Exercises to Improve Your Dancing

Isolation and Styling Exercises to Improve Your Dancing

Practice makes perfect. When your dance teacher tells you this for the millionth timethey are not just referring to dance through step patterns to music. Practising small elements and techniques outside of step pattern practise is paramount when it comes to becoming a good dancer.  This videos will give you some excercises to practise at […]

Isolation Exercises for Arms in Ballroom and Latin

Isolation Exercises for Arms in Ballroom and Latin

What is ‘Isolation’?  Isolation is a term you will hear again and again during your dance classes. We are referring to the practise of moving one body part at a time. This particular blog is designed to help you with isolation of the arms although you will also want to practise isolation of your hips, […]

Learn to Dance The Single Ladies Routine

Learn to Dance The Single Ladies Routine

Learn The Single Ladies Routine  The Single Ladies routine is one of the most well known dance sequences of the 2000’s.  In 2008, released as a Double A-Side track with ‘If I were a Boy’, Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) went to number 1 on the digital charts selling more than 204,000 tracks. […]

When Do I Move Up Levels in Dance

When Do I Move Up Levels in Dance

When Do I Move Up Levels in Dance?  One of the main questions we get from new members is ‘When do I go from Beginner 1 to Beginner 2?’ I’ve put this blog together to help you understand what your dance journey will look like and When Do I Move Up Levels in Dance?  I […]

Learning Step Patterns vs. Technique in Ballroom & Latin Dance

Learning Step Patterns vs. Technique in Ballroom & Latin Dance

Steps Vs. Technique  Where did the idea for this blog come from?  Well, it’s something I’ve wanted to get down on paper (or screen) for a while… It is not uncommon when teaching dance that we’ll hear these sorts of comments:  ‘Nah, I don’t want to learn any more technique, I don’t want to be […]

Do We Have To Swap Partners In Our Group Dance Class?

Do We Have To Swap Partners In Our Group Dance Class?

The short answer is no.  Group Class Structure  When you enter the ‘Baker Ballroom’ here at QuickSteps your teacher will greet you at the door.  Once inside they will introduce themselves to the class and ask that the leaders (normall men) stand on one side of the room and the followers (normally women) on the […]

Practise Videos for improving your Swing and Rock ‘N Roll

Practise Videos for improving your Swing and Rock ‘N Roll

Please Note the relevant arm positions in this video for Swing and Rock ‘n roll in the video below are;  Hammerlock  Sweetheart  Here is a little video to help you practise your Heel Toe Swivels in rock ‘n roll.  When anyone mentions salsa we think ‘hips’ but don’t be fooled! Hip movement is a big […]

Latin Dance Hacks – Tips and Tricks!

Latin Dance Hacks – Tips and Tricks!

Welcome to Latin Dance #Hacks!  Here are some little Latin Dance ‘life hacks’ to help you practise and improve your latin dancing. Keep coming back and checking as we will be slowly adding more and more little videos as we go along.  Banana Hands  Banana Hands is designed as a practical way to help leaders […]

Practise Videos for Latin Dances

Practise Videos for Latin Dances

We all know the old adage ‘practise makes perfect’ but practising on your own can be tricky. Allow me to give you some help.  Here are some videos we have made here at QuickSteps Dance Studio with mini routines to help you pratise at home. These are line dance style routines designed to guide you […]

How Can I Prepare For My Next Dance Exam?

How Can I Prepare For My Next Dance Exam?

Preparing for an exam is something we’re all familiar with it.  Here are some tips, and a bit of a checklist, to make taking an exam at QuickSteps a positive, productive, and ultimately successful experience. Know What’s Expected  Do you know what the exam will look like? Where it will be held?  How it will […]

What Will Happen During My Dance Journey?

What Will Happen During My Dance Journey?

Learning to dance is a journey, and we want to give you a bit of a roadmap of what lies ahead!  Year 1 Let’s see what this dancing thing is about, and lay the foundations so you can be a capable social dancer.  Foundations 1 & 2  You get to know your teacher well You […]

Do I Need A Dance Partner?

Do I Need A Dance Partner?

“Do I need a dance partner?” Whether you’re a solo dancer or interested in partner routines, we’ll explore the benefits and considerations of both to help you find your perfect rhythm on the dance floor. Let’s dive in and discover the joy of dancing, whether solo or with a partner! So you want to learn […]

Ballroom vs Latin Dances

Ballroom vs Latin Dances

Ballroom and Latin dance differ mainly in the following two ways: 1. The way they travel or rotate and 2. Techniques applied to them 1) Travel and Rotation Does the dance travel around the ballroom in an anti-clockwise direction or does it stay more or less on the spot and rotate? If it travels around […]

Private Lessons vs Group Classes

Private Lessons vs Group Classes

At QuickSteps we teach through a combination of private and group lessons. We are passionate about this combination, as it makes for the best learning experience. Private Lessons   During your private lessons your teacher will quickly see what type of learner you are. They can then personalize the way that leading, following, technique, timing […]