Foxtrot

(Traveling Foxtrot, Magic Step)



Description

This is the classic, traveling slow-slow-quick-quick Foxtrot, which Arthur Murray called the Magic Step.


Variations

Basics
» Basic (Promenade)
» Basic (Follow Backing)

Turns
» Underarm Turn
» Free Spin
» Rollaway
» Rollaway, Underarm Turn

Pivots
» Pivot
» Continuous Pivots
» SSQQ Pivots, Pivot Turn

Zig Zag (Park Avenue)
» Zig Zag
» Zig Zag with Pivot
» Zig Zag with Pivot and Reverse Pivot

Rocking Steps
» Rocking Step (Chassé Molinete)
» Fred and Ginger Side Sway

Transitions
» Transition to and from Six Count Swing


Music

Here are a few of our favorite Foxtrot tunes, arranged by tempo.



Six Count Swing

All variations in Six Count Swing can be added to Foxtrot, using the transition above.


Quickstep

Quickstep is a faster version of Foxtrot.


Country Two Step

Country Two Step is a follow-backing version of Foxtrot done to faster country music. It starts on the quick-quicks.


Cross-Step Foxtrot

Cross-Step Foxtrot is Cross-Step Waltz in slow-quick-quick timing, and can be danced to Foxtrot music. All Cross-Step Waltz variations work.


Box Step Foxtrot

Box Step Foxtrot is a different kind of Foxtrot, done in slow-quick-quick timing to slower music.


Finnish Tango

Finnish Tango is Foxtrot done to Tango music.



If you or your community is interested in learning Foxtrot, .


For more, including descriptions of 25 different waltzes and hundreds of variations thereof, see Waltzing: A Manual for Dancing and Living a book by Richard Powers and Nick Enge.


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