American Smooth Foxtrot

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American Smooth Foxtrot
Brief Description
Foxtrot is a smooth progressive dance characterised 
by long, continuous flowing movements across 
he dance floor. The American style version of the Foxtrot 
takes many forms: The Bronze level Foxtrot, truest 
to the original Harry Fox version, is a simple combination 
of walks and chasses ideal for social dancing. 
Silver American Foxtrot adds continuity, taking 
on the quality of its International counterpart. And with 
the possibility of open, apart, and side by side movements, 
the Gold level Foxtrot resembles the signature styles 
of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
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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