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May 28 - June 18, 2024

Ballroom Dance - Advanced - Foxtrot (SSQQ)

CERA Recreation Complex • 3300 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort WorthTX  76109 Organized by Corporate Employees Recreation Association
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The Slow Foxtrot is a favorite among many ballroom dancers...think about the smooth dancing of Fred and Ginger. Because of its smoothness, it is often referred to as the Rolls Royce of the standard dances. Once you learn the Foxtrot, you really feel like a dancer. (The quicker version of the Foxtrot developed into the Quickstep.)

A beautiful, romantic dance, the Foxtrot is composed of fairly simple walking steps and side steps. The dance combines slow steps, which use two beats of music, and quick steps, which use one beat of music. The footwork timing is usually "slow, quick, quick" or "slow, slow, quick, quick." The Foxtrot must be danced very smoothly, with no jerking of the body. Timing is also a very important component of the Foxtrot. As the Foxtrot is more challenging than other styles of dance, it is usually recommended to master the Waltz and Quickstep prior to attempting it.The Foxtrot was developed in the United States in the 1920?s. Named after its inventor, entertainer Harry Fox, the Foxtrot is often associated with the smooth dancing style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It has become one of the most popular ballroom dances in history.The Foxtrot is typically danced to big band swing-style music, but may be danced to most music types. In the Foxtrot, the first and third beats are accented more strongly than the second and fourth beats. The foxtrot is typically danced to big band swing-style music written in 4/4 time, with tempo around 120 to 136 beats per minute.

Age Category

Adult

Prerequisites

Ballroom Dance Associate Membership
or Ballroom Dance Guest Membership
or Staff Member - CERA - Annual
or Staff Member - CERA - Lifetime

Instructor

Maghen Garrett
Multiple Instructors

When

May 28 - June 18, 2024

8:00 PM to 8:45 PM

Tuesday

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Age and Gender

Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed

Location

CERA Recreation Complex

3300 Bryant Irvin Rd Fort WorthTX  76109

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