American Smooth Foxtrot

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American Smooth Foxtrot
Brief Description
Foxtrot is a great foundation dance because it combines steps quickly and smoothly allowing even beginners to manoeuvre the dance floor with ease. Often called the “get-acquainted” dance, you should be able to dance and talk at the same time, making it great for social occasions like receptions and cruises. Foxtrot music can be slow, medium or fast tempos, so you instantly have a dance that fits a variety of circumstances. Foxtrot songs and artists include: 
“New York, New York” – Frank Sinatra; 
”It Had To Be You” – Harry Connick Jr.
Time Signature - 4/4 (4 Beats to 1 Bar)
30 - 34 Bars Per Minute 
Basic Rhythm
Accented First and Third Beat (First being the Stronger)  
e.g 1231231234
Music Style 
Medium-tempo 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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