The Quickstep was developed in suburban New York during World War I. The Quickstep is the faster version of the Foxtrot.  In the twenties many bands played the slow Foxtrot music fast, which eventually created two different dances.

In 1925 the Charleston fever began and had a lot of influence in the development of the Quickstep.  The English developed the Quickstep from the original Charleston without kicks and mixed in the fast Foxtrot as a progressive dance.  This was called “The Quick Time Foxtrot and Charleston.” In 1927 Frank Ford and Molly Spain danced a version of the Quick Time Foxtrot and Charleston without the Charleston knee actions and made it a dance for two instead of a solo giving it the Quickstep look of today.