FOXTROT DANCE LESSONS HOUSTON
The story of the Foxtrot begins at the turn of the century when African American musicians such as Scott Joplin began composing syncopated ragtime music. A smooth dance like the Waltz would not do for this fervent new music. One of the first dances to evolve for ragtime music was the Turkey Trot, a one-step that included flapping the arms like a turkey. Ragtime demanded dances with jerky steps, emulating the walk and wild abandon of animals.
In 1914, a young dancer named Harry Fox did his version of trotting on stage of the Ziegland Follies. Fox’s fast and jerky trot became the hot new thing in New York. When the Foxtrot travelled to England, the jumps and high jinx of the original were ironed out. What remains is a smooth, elegant dance reminiscent of the Waltz.
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