1A dance similar to a fast foxtrot.
- On Christmas Night you're invited to a night of social and ceilidh dancing, the emphasis being on old time dances, waltzes and quicksteps.
- Some of the better dancers among the youngsters are experts not only in folk and traditional dances, but also in ballroom dances like foxtrot, quickstep, waltz and tango, to say nothing of Latin dances such as rumba, samba, jive and salsa.
- Line Dancing classes, waltzing, jiving, quickstep, shoe the donkey etc are all being taught in Kennedy's Lounge every Thursday night from 9.30 to 11.30 pm.
2A step used when marching in quick time.
- By creating its own elaborate patriotic ballads, many of which were in fact adapted from popular operas of the day, Saxton's band quickly became famous for its quickstep marches throughout Kentucky, Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas.
- They wore sombre uniforms, with grey-blue trousers rather than the red of the line, drilled at the quickstep, used bugles rather than drums to transmit orders, and wore the hunting-horn badge.
verb (quicksteps, quickstepping, quickstepped)[no object]
Dance the quickstep.
- When I feinted to my left, he quickstepped to his right, gaze locked with mine.
- Mention ballroom dancing and most people think of smiling couples dressed in designer suits and glitzy dresses waltzing, quickstepping and foxtrotting across the hardwood.
- Lifelong dancing partners are quickstepping it out of Bolton to teach salsa in the sun.
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