Hello ladies and gentlemen! Thank you for joining us today. My name is Matt Moore and this is Chelsea Cherie; we are two instructors here at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Youngstown, OH.
What we would like to do today is introduce you to one of the six main dances which is Foxtrot. We will begin with a demonstration.
slow, slow, quick, quick x5
Now that we have demonstrated the basic step, what we are going to do is separate and show each part individually. We will start with the man’s part.
The gentleman always starts with his left foot first. He will take two full strides forward. Starting with his left he steps forward, forward then side/ together side- together, stepping to his left. Again it is forward, forward, side, together.
The lady is going to do the exact opposite. She will be starting with her right foot. She will take two steps back; she’s going back, back, side, together .
Now that we have demonstrated the basic step individually, we are going to dance together. When you assume dance position, the guy’s left hand will take the ladies right hand and hold it approximately parallel with her nose. The guy’s right hand is going to go on the ladies back on her shoulder blade; the ladies left hand rests on the guys right arm.
slow, slow, quick, quick x2
Today we have demonstrated for you the basic step for Foxtrot, as well as the “closed dance position.” Thank you for joining us today and we look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.