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Modified: January 23, 2021

The definitive book for international foxtrot is the ISTD “The Ballroom Technique”.
You can buy the book from the ISTD  international bookstore for 14 (about $30)
https://shop.istd.org/product/item-the-ballroom-technique/
The US-ISTD also has the book for $30 https://usistd.org/manuals-show_wp_shopping_cart/ .
The book is invaluable and covers waltz, foxtrot, quickstep & tango.
Can not emphasize strongly enough how important this book is to anyone interested in learning (about) these dances.
You will probably need professional instruction to help you understand how to understand them; we did.

International Foxtrot  PP3 - Winter 97     youTube (minute and 1/2)  and / or 17 minutes on just feather and three step

 

Figure

Timing

Feet Positions (man) / hints

Amt. of turn

 

 prep (optional)

S

LF fwd HT  (to start with man’s Left)

 

1

feather

SQQ(s)

RF fwd HT
LF fwd T(pr. to sp. OP, L s l)
RF fwd TH (in CBMP OP)
LF fwd H

 

2

reverse turn (incorporating feather finish)

SQQSQQS

LF fwd HT (DC)
RF side T (back DW)
LF Back (backing LOD)
RF back
LF side T (point DW)
RF fwd in CBMP OP TH (face DW)
LF fwd

Com to L
1/4
1/8
 Com to L
 3/8 (body less)

 

3

three step

QQ(s)

RF fwd HT
LF fwd TH
RF fwd H

 

4

natural turn

SQQSSS

RF fwd HT(face LOD)
LF side T (back DC)
RF back TH (back LOD)
LF back TH (back LOD)
RF side H small heel pull (face DC)
 LF fwd

Com to R
3/8
1/8
Com to R
3/8
body turn to L

 

feather

 

 

 

 

reverse turn

SQQSQQ(s)

 

 

5

change of direction

SSS

LF fwd (DW),
RF diag fwd,, close LF no weight (end DC)
LF fwd CBMP

M com to L
1/4 between 1&2
 

International Foxtrot  PP3 - Winter 98

 

Figure

Timing

Feet Positions (man) / hints

Amt. of turn

6

natural weave

SQQQQQQS

RF fwd facing LOD
LF side (backing almost DC)
RF back
LF back in CBMP (back DC)
RF Back
LF to side and slightly fwd (Point DW)
RF fwd in CBMP, OP 
LF fwd

Com to R
>3/8 b 1 & 2
slight t to R

Com to L
1/4 b 5 & 6
body t less