||112 - 120
beats per minute
Forward driving steps are taken with the heel first in
contact with the floor, with the toe lowering as the body
moves over it. With body flight or rise, or on
"weave" actions, forward steps are taken with the
toe. Backwards walks are almost always taken with the toe
first, with the heel lowering as the body moves over it. At
the same time, the toe of the forward foot should release
from the floor as the body moves away. Side steps normally
use the toe first.
& Fall: The rise & fall action is present in a
majority of patterns using a consistent 3-step cycle,
although it is still more subtle than in Waltz, owing to the
continuous passing of the feet in a lengthwise manner.
Movement: Typical of the smooth and standard ballroom
dances, contra-body movement is used to commence most
Sway is defined as the inclination of the body to the left
or right, usually accompanying movements to the side.
the steps of the Foxtrot.
advanced Foxtrot steps