The Origins of Foxtrot
Harry Fox, a vaudeville comedian, introduced a new dance move to the song “Ragtime” in the 1913 edition of Ziegfeld Follies. This dance which became known as the Foxtrot quickly became the most popular dance in America and remains today a standard of social dancing.
How to Dance the Foxtrot
The basic components of Foxtrot are walking steps and side steps. In larger dance halls, it is possible to perform longer steps requiring great control of movements, which gives this dance an appearance of ease.
Learn the Foxtrot
The music that accompanies the Foxtrot is written in 2/2 or 4/4 timing. The first and third counts are accentuated during the 4/4. There are 3 Tempos in which the Foxtrot is danced: Slow Foxtrot, medium and fast, the latter being known as the social tempo.