Foxtrot is the topic for our Monday Ballroom Group Class at the 1st Presbyterian Church.
There are just so many combinations of SLOW-SLOW-QUICK-QUICK basic timing to learn in the Foxtrot, and so, for the next 3 weeks we will look at all of them. Tonight we created some choreography using the Foxtrot Forward and Backward basic to a Promenade and finishing up with a Left Rock Turn – all of those patterns use the S,S,Q,Q musical signature.
I also discussed my ‘Posture Project’ with the group class and we defined a few different styles of posture – the Military posture, the Classic Ballet posture, and a good look at the woman’s posture and frame for the smooth dances (Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep). Ballroom dancers need to have a clear understanding about all the choices of posture that they can use – its not just about standing up straight – for us, its about shaping, and, doing that intentionally.
About halfway through the class we changed subject to the Rumba 5th position break, really checking out the finish to the pattern and even getting a little fancy with the arm styling.
WoW! That looks like a really fun and interesting subject – how can I learn how to Foxtrot?
Click on the pic below and let’s get started.