Looking for a dance that is brimming with romance? The Foxtrot may be exactly what you need. This popular ballroom dance–characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor–is the essence of elegance, sophistication, and, above all else, romance.
As you hold your partner close, the graceful forward, backward, and side steps of the Fox Trot create a rise-and-fall action similar to the waltz. It is easy to see why this intimate dancing experience is a popular choice for weddings.
A walking dance suitable for slow to medium tempo music, the Fox Trot is typically accompanied by big band and swing music. Pop, rock, country-western, R&B, and jazz may be used as well.
The slow Fox Trot is a favorite among many ballroom dancers…think about the smooth dancing of Arthur and Kathryn Murray. Because of its smoothness, it is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of the standard dances. Once you learn the Fox Trot, you really feel like a dancer.
“Distinctive to the Fox Trot,” writes Treva Bedinghaus, “dancers take long steps during the slower counts, and short steps during the faster counts. In order to maintain the “trot” of this dance, dancers should shorten their steps as the tempo of the music increases.”
You can learn the Fox Trot, as well as other ballroom dances, at the Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Charlotte and Lake Norman, NC. Schedule an appointment today and put some romance in your life.
“Slow Fox Trot” Treva Bedinghaus