Foxtrot

The foxtrot takes its name from its inventor, the vaudeville actor Harry Fox. According to legend, Fox was unable to find female dancers capable of performing the more difficult two-step. As a result, he added stagger steps (two trots), creating the basic foxtrot rhythm of slow-slowquick- quick. The foxtrot was originally danced to ragtime but it is a versatile dance and can be performed to a variety of musical styles and tempi. Foxtrot is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.