FOXTROT For many, the ability just to get on to the dance floor and move around it comfortably and confidently is a worthy aim in itself. This smooth ballroom dance ‘foxtrot’ helps anyone who is starting to learn dance as a beginner to achieve that goal. There are two versions of foxtrot, the social foxtrot and the slow foxtrot.
The social foxtrot provides an easily repeatable basic movement which first time dancers can quickly enjoy. The other worthy reason to learn this dance as a beginner is, the social foxtrot has been designed to be enjoyed to a wide and varied range of music; from the blues to quickstep, from tango to rock and roll and even some current chart music, almost about 85% of the music in the world. this means you can dance the social foxtrot to almost any tune with a 2-4 or 4-4 time signature, which means virtually any dance music except that for waltz music.
With the experience of social foxtrot, the slow foxtrot will then be approached from a position of strength. The slow foxtrot maintains more intricate timing than social foxtrot and also involves more styling and technique. The slow foxtrot is usually used as the competitive dance in the international ballroom styles. At Rythemics School of dance, however, we teach both these versions and also train our students how to dance both with a mixture of these versions as one.