Foxtrot Dancing LessonsFoxtrot Dance Lessons

Foxtrot is a basic dance from which you can acquire a good foundation. Learning to combine steps easily and smoothly teaches variety and maneuverability. The Foxtrot posture is attractive in appearance and helpful to all other dances. Being able to dance to slow, medium and fast tempos will add confidence to your dancing and will assure fun and relaxation for your partner.

History

In 1913, Harry Fox, a vaudeville comedian, introduced a trot to a ragtime song in the 1913 Ziegfeld Follies that pushed other trots into the background. It became America’s most popular dance and remains so to this day as the standard of social dances.

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Schedule

for Foxtrot Dance Classes

 

Syllabus

Foxtrot Dance Class

*You can start with either (1a) or (1b) and a partner is not required.

Syllabus (1a)

Basic
Rock Turn to Left
Promenade
Promenade Underarm Turn
Zig Zag in Line
Twinkle
Promenade Twinkles
Grapevine
Promenade Twist
Running Steps in Basic Rhythm

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Syllabus (1b)

Basic
Rock Turn to Right
Sway Step
Sway Underarm Turn
Zig Zag Outside Partner
Twinkle
Fallaway Twinkles
Turning Twinkles to O. P.
Promenade
Promenade Pivot
Box Step
Running Steps in Box Rhythm

 

Music Selections

for the foxtrot

BPM

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111

118

124

132

136

142

156

165

191

 Song Title

Everything

Cherokee

Come On Strong

Summer Wing

You’ve Got Possibilities

Beyond The Sea

When I’m Sixty-Four

Hello Dolly

Swingin’ On A Start

The Best Is Yet To Come

 Artist

Michael Buble

Peter Cincotti

Vanessa Williams

Michael Buble

Matt Monro

Bobby Darin

The Beatles

Bobby Darin

Tony Bennett

Michael Buble