International Foxtrot 2017-09-21T00:01:40+00:00


The Foxtrot was actually introduced into the mainstream by Harry Fox in 1913. The original Foxtrot was moderately fast, simple and unrefined. The popularity of the dance stemmed from its overall versatility and rhythmic variation. In the early 30s, Foxtrot began to take on a smoother and more flowing quality as the more exciting dances began to hit the scene. A modified version called the Slow Foxtrot was evolved by the English, and is the technical basis for the version we now have.
Foxtrot is similar to Waltz (long walking movements, rise and fall action, leg and body swing).

Musical Information

Tempo: 26-30 measures per min / 104-120 beats per min
Timing: 4/4
Rhythm: Slow-Quick-Quick



  • Feather step
  • Natural Turn
  • Reverse Turn and Feather Finish
  • Closed Impetus and Feather Finish
  • Three Step


  • Natural Weave
  • Change of Direction
  • Basic Weave


  • Closed Telemark
  • Open Telemark and Feather Ending
  • Top Spin
  • Hover Feather
  • Hover Telemark
  • Natural Telemark
  • Hover Cross
  • Open Telemark, Natural Turn and Outside Swivel
  • Open Impetus
  • Weave from Promenade Position
  • Reverse Wave


  • Natural Twist Turn
  • Curved Feather to Back Feather
  • Natural Zig Zag from Promenade Position
  • Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
  • Natural Hover Telemark
  • Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending