OUT to Dance offers ballroom dance classes and more at West Roxbury
School of Dance:
Foxtrot is a smooth American dance introduced to the public
in 1913 by Harry Fox, noted for being the first dance to incorporate
into the rhythm a combination of Slows and Quicks. Foxtrot is
characterized by elegant walking-style movements danced to silky
or upbeat jazz tunes by artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella
Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, even Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Michael
Buble and the new crop of contemporary jazz artists.
is one of the most elegant and sophisticated of the ballroom dances;
think Fred and Ginger, top hats and tails! (Jeans and sneakers are fine, too.) Foxtrot is not a slow
dance; although it's smooth, good foxtrot music is mid-tempo,
and is therefore easy for beginning dancers to keep their balance
while learning. Jazz and pop music perfect for dancing the foxtrot is ever-popular
and is prominently featured at so many events, so this is
one of the most useful ballroom dances to learn.
When joining our foxtrot or ballroom dance classes or private
dance lessons, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations, West
Roxbury and Roslindale, are within twenty minutes of downtown
Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston,
Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood,
Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville,
Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton,
Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns.