American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A march for accompanying quick time.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., a march in quick time—that is, at the rate of 110 steps per minute.
- n. Music adapted to such a rapid march, or in a brisk march rhythm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A lively, spirited march; also, a lively style of dancing.
- n. a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps
- v. perform a quickstep
- n. military march accompanying quick time
- quick + step. (Wiktionary)
“On my favorite dance show, "So You Think You Can Dance," they call the quickstep the "Kiss of Death" because it is intricate, quick and not necessarily as big a crowd pleaser as the more dramatic or romantic dances - so any couple who gets burdened with it usually ends up going home the next week.”
“The quickstep will be a thank you for all the opportunities we've received coming to America.”
“I think the quickstep will be a better dance for them and they'll both learn from the first week.”
“He believed the footwork required for the quickstep was a crucial ingredient of batting skill.”
“I think that their quickstep was the best so far tonight.”
“I was a bit afraid of the quickstep because everyone said it was challenging.”
“What my mother left me was not dancing shoes or diamond rings or bad luck with men it was the way she stood so straight barely reaching my shoulder but tall on days when life bends most people low and that quickstep of hers forward always to music only she could imagine”
“Yet once they start dancing, the effect is pure gold: the thumpy rhythms of their feet on the wooden floor of a park pavilion, the couple's shared power and mutual athleticism, their whizzing quickstep that feels like the Earth's been knocked off its axis and the effortless, ecstatic, romantic joy of it all.”
“Though the show judges praised his quickstep as his best performance to date, former NBA star Rick Fox got the hook on "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday during its bicentennial episode.”
“Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke get stuck re-doing Helio Castroneves's banana-suited quickstep.”
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