Ballroom Dance Category:American Smooth, International Standard
Fox Trot History
In 1913, Harry Fox, a Vuadeville comedian, introduced the a trot to a ragtime song in a 1913 Ziegfeld Follies that pushed other trots in the background. It became America's most popular dance and remains so to this day as the standard of social dances.
Fox Trot Characteristics
The basic components of the Fox Trot are the walking steps and side steps. Crowded dance floors or night club conditions require that all three tempos be expressed with short steps. In larger ballrooms the slow Fox Trot is characterized by longer smooth, gliding steps, demanding ease of movement and control in order to give this dance an unhurried appearance.
Fox Trot songs and artists include:
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