Songs for Practice: Quickstep

Quickstep is a standard dance in 4/4 time. Music is generally an up tempo 200-208 bpm. The following are some songs you can use for practice.

Pop/Contemporary

  • Dry My Soul Amanda Jennssen
  • Movie Loves a Screen April Smith and the Great Picture Show
  • Mr. Pinstripe Suit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
  • Mahna, Mahna Cake
  • Glam Dimie Cat
  • Blue Suede Shoes Viva Elvis
  • Hit Me Up Gia Farrell
  • Swing With Me Jessica Simpson
  • Bounce With Me Kreesha Turner
  • Black Horse and the Cherry Tree KT Tunstall
  • Satellite Lena
  • Valerie Amy Winehouse
  • Can’t Touch It Ricki-Lee
  • Fancy Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox
  • Thrift Shop Scott Bradley & Postmodern Jukebox

Big Band/Traditional

  • Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen The Arthur Murray Orchestra
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Bette Midler
  • That Man Caro Emerald
  • Dr. Wanna Do Caro Emerald
  • Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
  • Christopher Columbus Dan Barrett
  • On the Street Where You Live Isabel Rose
  • Dance With Me Henry Jenny Boneja & the Ballroomshakers
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing Maria Williams
  • Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend Marilyn Monroe
  • Tell Him He’s Yours Michael Bublé
  • Air Conditioner Sutton Foster
  • Dixie Biscuits Tape Five

Broadway/Show

  • Friend Like Me Aladdin (Disney)
  • Hot Honey Rag Ballroom Dance Orchestra, Chicago
  • One Jump Ahead Aladdin (Disney)
  • Show Me How You Burlesque Christina Aguilera, Burlesque
  • Spiderman The Evolved, Spiderman
  • Puttin’ On the Ritz Irving Berlin and Marc Relf Orchestra
  • I Just Can’t Wait to Be King The Lion King
  • Run Llama Run John Debney, The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Cantina Band John Williams and London Symphony, Star Wars
  • Monsters, Inc. Randy Newman, Monsters Inc.
  • You’re the Top Stacy Kent

Instrumental

  • Chicago Ballroom Dance Orchestra
  • Victory Stride Dan Barrett
  • Russian Rag Dan Barrett
  • Sing, Sing, Sing New 101 Strings Orchestra
  • Can’t Touch It (Instrumental) Ricki-Lee
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