International Ballroom Slow Foxtrot

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International Ballroom Slow Foxtrot
Brief Description
Slow Foxtrot is a dance of long, gliding, smooth steps. 
Demanding ease of movement and control to give its 
effortless appearance. With 28 - 30 Bars or 112 - 120 
Beats per minute. The most beautiful music who 
couldn't be swept off their feet by Slow Foxtrot. 
The foxtrot made its first appearance in the States 
in 1914 and it was danced by the black population 
of New York for some time before it was popularised 
by white America. The lilt of the new foxtrot music 
was an overnight phenomenon and soon crossed 
over into England. The Slow Foxtrot needs a great 
deal of space and is a difficult dance to learn. 
For beginners, or on a crowded dance floor, 
I recommend dancing the Social Foxtrot. 
Time Signature - 4/4 (4 Beats to 1 Bar)
28 - 30 Bars Per Minute 
Basic Rhythm
Accented First and Third Beat (First being the Stronger)  
 eg 123123123
Music Style
Medium-Slow Jazz/Swing Music
The same hold is applied as for the Waltz. 
Gent's Right arm placed just below Lady's shoulder blade 
finding the Lady's bra strap. Gent's Left hand takes hold 
of Lady's right hand, arm raised with hand at Lady's eye 
level. Both elbows should be level on same line. Not too 
tight Gents. Lady needs to breathe. 
Lady will place her Left arm gently resting on the 
Gent's Right arm. Holding her own weight, not grasping 
or clawing at Gent's arm. Her Right hand should be 
placed into the Gent's Left hand. 
The Lady should be standing slightly over to the 
Gent''s Right hand side. Head to Left so she can 
see over Gent's Right shoulder. His head is up 
and to the Left so he can see over her Right shoulder.
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