Everything You Need to Know About Dance Shoes

Everything You Need to Know About Dance Shoes

Everything You Need to Know About Dance Shoes

If clothes, as Shakespeare contended, make the man, then shoes certainly do make the dancer. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a competing professional or a total beginner, good dance shoes are an absolute necessity if you want to perform to your best and progress as a dancer. Dance floors come in many shapes, sizes and […]

A Look Into the Exciting World of Social Dancing: From History to Benefits

A Look Into the Exciting World of Social Dancing: From History to Benefits

Social Dancing –  Social media, zoom, and work-from-home setups mean that for the average Adelaidian, relationships are made and developed online. You could have a riveting conversation with friends across the world or your roommate on the other side of the couch at the same time. While that’s all well and good, sometimes you have […]

Where Can I Dance Bachata In Adelaide?

Where Can I Dance Bachata In Adelaide?

In the last couple of years Bachata has become the new ‘it’ dance so it’s no wonder you’re looking for places to go and shake your Bachata groove thang! Here is a list of all the places so that you can get your – Bachata dance in Adelaide whenever you need it. Where Can I […]

Why Is Bachata So Popular?

Why Is Bachata So Popular?

Let’s start with bachata facts , what Bachata is and Why Is Bachata So Popular? Bachata is a dance in the street Latin family along with merengue, salsa, kizomba, and cha cha cha. It has often been taught alongside salsa and, for the last 15 years or so, has somewhat been in salsa’s shadow. Always the […]

Get Ready to Move Your Feet with Mini Dance Groups at QuickSteps

Get Ready to Move Your Feet with Mini Dance Groups at QuickSteps

What are Mini Dance Groups? A Mini Group is a 6-week course of one certain style and level of dance. For example; Foundations 1 Rock n Roll – Monday nights at 7:45 pm (May 10th-June 14th). There are only 8 members in each group dance class, and this is divided into 4 leads, and 4 […]

Upcoming Ballroom Latin and Swing Dance Events and Opportunities in Adelaide

Upcoming Ballroom Latin and Swing Dance Events and Opportunities in Adelaide

We know there are plenty of opportunities to go out Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing in Adelaide but when and where are they all?!  Don’t worry! I am doing all the leg work for you. You just sit back, relax and get your diary out. Here we go…  Ryhtym Dance Events Multiple Sat nights throughout […]

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 […]

What is Rumba Dance? Discover the Sensuality of this Popular Dance Style

What is Rumba Dance? Discover the Sensuality of this Popular Dance Style

Before you start dance lessons you may not have even heard of rumba. You may have heard of it’s Latin cousins such as salsa and bachata but rumba is certainly the lesser known style. This is interesting as once you start dancing it could very well be the style you use the most often due […]

Are There Multiple Styles of Bachata?

Are There Multiple Styles of Bachata?

As bachata has continued to grow in Adelaide you may have noticed the diverse range of step patterns and styling within the social scene. Perhaps this has led you to the question…   Are there multiple styles of bachata?   Yes, there are! Bachata was born in the Dominican Republic but as it grew in […]

QuickSteps Dance Parties

QuickSteps Dance Parties

 How do QuickSteps Dance Parties work? Once a month the QuickSteps Dance Studio becomes a bustling hive of activity for 3 hours. The QS Bar is completely full of people mingling, drinking and swapping dance parties stories. Members dance shoulder to shoulder on the ballroom floor to a range of ballroom, Latin and swing styles.  […]

Dance With Me Friday at The QuickSteps Studio

Dance With Me Friday at The QuickSteps Studio

Dance With Me Friday – Beginners (DWMFri)  What Is Dance With Me Friday?  A very relaxed, casual social dance event held at the same time and day every week.  It is aimed at Beginners, to give them space to get comfy on the dance floor before jumping into a crowded floor like a Dance Party […]

The QuickSteps Bar

The QuickSteps Bar

The QuickSteps Bar  “Oh Wow!” This is generally what we hear when people walk up the stairs of the QuickSteps Dance studio Adelaide for the first time. This is not because our guests have never been to a cafe/bar before… Let’s face it they’ve been to many! It’s more that they weren’t expecting to see […]

QuickSteps at the Royal Oak Hotel with Reggae On

QuickSteps at the Royal Oak Hotel with Reggae On

QuickSteps at The Royal Oak  We have been to see Reggae On before, you may remember the salsa night we had at The Highway Hotel. It was such a great night that when I heard they were playing again, this time at the Royal Oak Hotel, I made sure QuickSteps went along.  A Unique Venue […]

Lucifer’s Lounge at The Irish Club

Lucifer’s Lounge at The Irish Club

Yes, July 20th 2019 was cold, wet and wintery but it didn’t stop the QuickSteps Crew invading the Irish Club for a dance!  Adelaide City Council was running their annual Umbrella City Sounds festival. Venues around the city invite musicians to play and entertain the crowds in an attempt to stop the whole of Adelaide […]

7 Day Dance Challenge

7 Day Dance Challenge

The Challenge: To go out dancing around Adelaide every day for 7 days straight. Yep.  Where Did This Come From? I was speaking to one of our newer members and she commented; ‘It’s a bit of a shame that there’s nowhere to really use this kind of dancing (ballroom/latin/rocknroll) in Adelaide these days’   My Reaction?  […]

The Tonsley Hotel with Groove Brothers and Soul Sister

The Tonsley Hotel with Groove Brothers and Soul Sister

Better late then never…  Heading to the Tonsley Hotel on Saturday night was a last minute idea… but that didn’t seem to affect attendance or enthusiasm! The Hotel was packed with QuickSteppers wining, dining and grooving well into the wee hours.  When Fra, Gabby and I first arrived the front bar was busy but calm […]

ANZAC Day Street Party

ANZAC Day Street Party

Every ANZAC Day we stop and remember the brave young Australians that served in our honour all those years ago.  After the dawn services we go on to celebrate and enjoy the country and the culture that they defended with their lives at BBQ’s, parties and social celebrations around the country.  What better way to […]

Kit Kat Swing Club

Kit Kat Swing Club

The Return of an Old Friend…  The latest in a line of events hosted by Eight Count Swing, Kit Kat Swing Club is our new favourite swing dance evening here at QuickSteps! I attended the opening night last Wednesday under the impression that this was a brand new event. After chatting with a few of […]

Brittish Working Men’s Club Wingfield

Brittish Working Men’s Club Wingfield

The Brittish Working Men’s Club is a large function situated in Adelaide’s North Eastern suburb of Wingfiled. It is not the most high brow of establishements but if your are looking for a cheap night out with a low entry fee, live music and a cheap feed, look no further.  You’ll find it here tucked […]

What Dancing Should I Learn Before My Cruise Holiday?

What Dancing Should I Learn Before My Cruise Holiday?

What Dancing Should I Learn Before My Cruise Holiday? Basically… All of them! But we’re biased.  The ‘big 3′ as we call them are’ Rumba Salsa  Rock n roll For Cruising i would also recommend the basis of waltz, swing and cha cha but of courae, this is dependant on how mcuh time you have […]

The Swing Ball at Adelaide Casino

The Swing Ball at Adelaide Casino

  Whilst after 2 fabulous years it was very sad to see the end of ArtHouse Swing it wasn’t long before the void was filled; enter Lucky Seven and DJ Curvella at Sky City adelaide for ‘Jumpin’ Rhythm and Blues Swing Ball at the Adelaide Casino! (now called the Swing Ball)       We […]

FAQs about Dancing

FAQs about Dancing

Which Dance style is the easiest for a Beginner to Learn?  There are a range of styles that are easy to learn at a beginner level. If you have never danced before Rumba and Waltz have a very simple pattern to start with and give you something from both the ballroom and the Latin category […]

Salsa Dancing with Reggae Band: Reggae On

Salsa Dancing with Reggae Band: Reggae On

This blog is now only a memory…  These guys aren’t playing regularly at The Highway anymore but now play at different pubs around Adelaide. To find out more follow them on Facebook.  The Highway Hotel has long been a staple on the Adelaide Pub scene. It’s always open, it’s always busy and there’s always something […]

QuickSteps Cruise 2018

QuickSteps Cruise 2018

It was another wonderful QuickSteps Dance Holiday as we cruised with P&O’s Pacific Eden to Papua New Guinea from Cairns. Here are just some of the highlights… The flight to Cairns was pleasant. When we touched down at 11am we were welcomed with sunny skies and 30 degrees! Just what we all needed 🙂 From […]

Rock ‘n Roll Afternoon at the Avoca

Rock ‘n Roll Afternoon at the Avoca

Rock ‘n Roll Afternoon at the Avoca Hotel  The weather was a sunny 27 degrees and we started arriving around 1:45pm. With the band playing at 2, we were keen to ensure we didn’t miss a single song! Ben was there early to make sure the QuickSteps crew a good spot in the beer garden. […]

Winter Ball 2019 – Tickets

Winter Ball 2019 – Tickets

We would like to invite you to our Winter Ball 2019. The night includes Canapes, Dinner, Drinks, A Live Band, Floorshow & dancing all night. Our Winter Ball theme is Casino Royal! See you on the dance floor! Get Tickets! When Saturday, August 3 2019 6:30pm – 11:30pm Where The Ellington by Epicure23 Hackney Rd […]

Generation Pop @ The Union Hotel

Generation Pop @ The Union Hotel

If you want to go out and cut up the dance floor to a huge variety of party tunes with a DJ that absolutely loves his job’this is the place to do it! Be warned though: You will need to be brave and forge your own dance floor! So it was another cold and wintery […]

Throw Back: Sunday Rock ‘n Roll @ Verve

Throw Back: Sunday Rock ‘n Roll @ Verve

Forget the Sunday Roast… Verve Bar started Sunday Rock n Roll! Nothing good can last forever. It’s very sad that this event is no longer running… But here’s a little flashback for you to sit, enjoy and remember the 6 years that Verve was THE place to go rock n roll dancing on a Sunday. […]

Top 10 Movie Dance Scenes

Top 10 Movie Dance Scenes

No movie scene can better capture the feel and emotion between two characters than a good dance scene. Whether it’s depicting a conflict of emotions, letting one’s hair down after hardship or falling in love, you can depend on a well choreographed and acted dance scene to really get the message across in a way […]

Rhythm Dance Events

Rhythm Dance Events

Where: 69 Briar Road, Felixstow When: One Saturday per month Type of dances: All Ballroom, Latin, Swing and street Latin Dress code: Neat Casual Music style: Old school classics and easy listening with a sprinkling of modern tracks throughout Drinks: Available at bar Entrance: $25 at door, free parking available Website: Rhythm Dance and Events – facebook page Established […]

Bachata by the Beach @ Bacchus Bar

Bachata by the Beach @ Bacchus Bar

Post-Covid Update: Cancelled. Quick Update: Friday 21.03.19 Due to the success of this event the owners are now going to be running it continuously year round rather than stopping during winter 🙂 Hooray! There’s something about Bacchus Bar… It doesn’t have the most modern décor or the latest light fittings but there is something about it […]