Foxtrot

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Modified: February 26,2014

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

1/2 on 2
1/4 on 3

4

Side steps

QQ QQ QQ

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

 

5

Rock Turn
(change direction 90◦)

SSQQ

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

1/4 turn
on 3rd step

6

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

SSQQS

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

7

Twinkle

SQQ SQQ

LF fwd,
RF side w rise (good lead, she’s expecting fwd)
LF fwd (side)  having brushed to RF (1/4),
(that was fast: LF brush and place
across LOD all in a quick)
RF fwd (side & across)
LF side (1/4 to lod), RF Together

1/4 on 3
1/4 on 5

8

Box Step

SQQ SQQ

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