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.



  • Change of Direction
  • Feather Step
  • Impetus Turn
  • Natural Turn
  • Open Telemark Feather Ending
  • Reverse Turn
  • Reverse Weave
  • Three Step
  • Weave


  • Hover Feather
  • Hover Telemark
  • Natural Telemark
  • Natural Twist Turn
  • Natural Weave
  • Open Telemark Natural Turn Outside Swivel Feather Ending
  • Top Spin at a Corner
  • Weave from P.P.


  • Back Feather
  • Curved Feather
  • Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot
  • Hover Cross
  • Natural Hover Telemark
  • Natural Zig-zag from P.P.