Foxtrot Dance History


Foxtrot Dance History

The Foxtrot originated in 1913 by Vaudeville actor Harry Fox (the adopted stage name of Arthur Cranford), was born in Pomona, California, in 1882.
This dance was the most important development in all of ballroom dancing. The Foxtrot was born in Jardin DE Danse, on the roof of New York Theater. The Foxtrot dance was part of his act downstairs, Harry Fox "trotted" steps to ragtime music, and people referred to his dance as "Fox's trot."

The mixture of quick and slow steps allows more flexibility and gives much greater dancing enjoyment than the one-step and two-step which it has replaced. The foxtrot is featured by smooth, gliding steps that development around the ballroom floor. Foxtrot music can be smooth or swingy, Big Band style or contemporary.

The dance was presented to the public with Oscar Duryea, a recognized choreographer of the epoch. His dance group introduced the Foxtrot as a rolling smooth slide that moved in large steps across the room.

Fox-trot has more diversity than any other dance. Faster foxtrots turn into Swing and Jitterbug. A fast Foxtrot known as a One Step is today the Quickstep, and faster adaptation of the original set to waltz music. The Foxtrot itself can be known as the Peabody, the Quickstep and the Roseland Foxtrot. The foxtrot gave place to some dances such as the lindy and the hustle.
The Foxtrot has a reputation for being an extraordinarily social dance, because of these diversities and their popularity.

A brief history of some styles of dance:

History of Argentine Tango
Breakdance History
Cha Cha Dance History
 History of Argentine Tango
The precise origins of tango are lost in the time and an unrecorded history.
 Breakdance History
Breakdance is a street dance style, this dance has hip hop dance.
 Cha Cha Dance History
The scraping and shuffling of the feet generate a sound that sounds like "Cha Cha Cha".
Flamenco Dance History
Foxtrot Dance History
History of Jazz Dance
 Flamenco Dance History
Appeared from the expression of a pursued people, the Gypsies of Southern Spain.
 Foxtrot Dance History
This dance was the most important development in all of ballroom dancing.
 History of Jazz Dance
The Jazz dance was originated from the African American vernacular dance.
History of Polka
History of Salsa
Samba History
 History of Polka
Polka is defined as a lively couple dance of Bohemian source in duple time.
 History of Salsa
Salsa refers to a combination of informal dance styles having origins the Caribbean.
 Samba History
It was and is danced as a festival dance throughout the street festivals.
Disco & Hustle History
History of Merengue
History of Waltz
 Disco & Hustle History
In the 1970s the Hustle originated among Hispanic Communities in New York City.
 History of Merengue
The Merengue is the national dance of the Dominican Republic.
 History of Waltz
The waltz was originated in the suburbs of Vienna and in the alpine region of Austria.