American Style Smooth Foxtrot
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
Accented First and Third Beat (First being the Stronger)
e.g 1234 1234 1234
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.