Foxtrot

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Modified: December 3, 2020

The Foxtrot originated in the summer of 1914 by the vaudeville actor Harry Fox. The time signature is 4/4 with the first and third beats accented. Syllabus starts with Social Foxtrot and progresses to International style.

 

Figure

Timing

Feet Positions (man) / hints

Amt. of turn

1

Basic

SSQQ

LF forward, RF forward,
LF  Side,  RF Together

 

2

Promenade

SSQQ

LF fwd to the side
 RF across (fwd, side),
 LF side, RF close (together)

1/4 on 1
1/4 on 3

3

Promenade with ladies underarm turn

SSQQ

man leads underarm turn on first slow
lady does natural turn on next 2 steps

1/4 on 1
1/2 on 2
1/4 on 3

4

Rock Turn
(change direction 90◦)

SSQQ

LF forward, Transer back to Right
LF side , RF Together

1/4 turn
on 3rd step

5

Rock Spin Turn
(change direction 180◦)
(Cathy & Shaun
 May 2005)

SSQQ
S

LF forward,
RF back 1/8 turn to left, left arm up
LF side 1/8 (finishing 1/4 turn)
RF close
LF 1/4 turn
(last slow is the 1st slow of the next basic)

Lady:
1/8 Rt.on 2,
1/4 on 3
1/8 on 4

6

Twinkle
  
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S
Q
Q
S
QQ

LF fwd,
RF side w rise (good lead, she’s expecting fwd)
LF back (side) to RF (1/4),and settle
RF fwd (side & across like promenade)
LF side (1/4 to lod), RF close

1/4 on 3
 
1/4 on 5

7

Side steps

S
QQ QQ
QQ QQ

LF Fwd, RF side LF tap,,
 LF side, RF tap RF side, LF tap
LF side, RF close (change weight)

or end after
4 w RF close

8

Box Step

SQQ SQQ

LF forward,
RF side (less rise than twinkle)
LF close
RF back, LF side, RF close