Foxtrot Dance Lessons
Want to take a great Foxtrot dance class in Los Angeles? Well, you have come to the right place! By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable Foxtrot dance lessons and Foxtrot dance classes that improve your dance skills and make you look great on the dance floor!
Learn To Foxtrot from the Best Ballroom Dance Teachers in LA
By Your Side Dance Studio provides the best Foxtrot dance lessons in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal Foxtrot dance instruction custom-tailored to your particular needs. We also provide ballroom dance group classes.
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Get an Introductory Private Lesson
A private lesson is the fastest, most efficient way to learn a new dance. (Offer applies to new students only.)
Try a Group Class
We have a variety of fun group dance classes to choose from. No partner or dance experience necessary.
Dancing Fox Trot
Foxtrot is a very glamorous dance possessing a smooth and sauntering style and is danced to a 4/4 time signature. Foxtrot originated in 1914 by a Vaudeville actor named Harry Fox. the Foxtrot is one of the most versatile of the dances because it can be danced to a variety of music styles and tempos. Visions of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers come to mind when one thinks of the Foxtrot.
Because of the smooth dance style, the Foxtrot is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of the standard dances. Once you learn the Foxtrot, you really feel like a ballroom dancer.
When dancing the Foxtrot, 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. Some of the steps create attractive zig-zag patterns on the dance floor.
The Foxtrot is typically danced to big band swing-style music, but may be danced to many other types of music. In the Foxtrot, the first and third beats are accented more strongly than the second and fourth beats. The foxtrot is typically danced to big band swing-style music written in 4/4 time, with tempo around 120 to 136 beats per minute.