The Foxtrot is one of the most deceiving dances. It looks very easy, but is one of the most difficult dances to do.
Believe it or not, the Foxtrot was not named after a furry little canine. The dance originated in 1913 when a vaudeville performer by the name of Harry Fox performed a little trot which appealed to the social dance teachers in New York and thus the Foxtrot was born. It has gone through many changes since that time, and is now comprised of more soft and fluid linear movements.
Foxtrot is danced to jazz or Big Band music, the same style of music that you would dance swing to. Speed is usually the deciding factor that makes a song better for Foxtrot (danced with a 4/4 rhythm and 110-150 beats/minute tempo) or for Swing (danced to 120-250 beats per minute), but you can usually dance a slow swing to any Foxtrot tune. In fact it is fun and not too difficult to go back and forth between Swing and Foxtrot in the same dance.
LEARN HOW TO FOXTROT DANCE
In this Foxtrot dance lesson, learn the basic step of how to dance Foxtrot.