OUT to Dance offers group dance classes in West Roxbury
and private lessons in Roslindale. Join us!

About Foxtrot

Foxtrot is characterized by elegant walking-style movements danced to silky or upbeat jazz tunes by artists including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, even Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé and the new crop of contemporary jazz artists.

Foxtrot is one of the most elegant and sophisticated of the ballroom dances; think Fred and Ginger, top hats and tails! (Jeans and sneakers are fine, too.) Foxtrot is not a slow dance; although it’s smooth, good foxtrot music is mid-tempo, and is therefore easy for beginning dancers to keep their balance while learning. Jazz and pop music perfect for dancing the foxtrot. It’s ever-popular and is prominently featured at so many events, so this is one of the most useful ballroom dances to learn.

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History of Foxtrot

Foxtrot is a smooth American dance introduced to the public in 1913 by Harry Fox, noted for being the first dance to incorporate into the rhythm a combination of Slows and Quicks.

Music for Dancing

Our foxtrot playlist on Spotify
Frank Sinatra- Fly Me To The Moon, The Way You Look Tonight
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett- Anything Goes, I Won’t Dance
Michael Buble- Come Fly With Me, Moondance, I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Bobby Darin- Beyond The Sea
Michael Feinstein- At Long Last Love
Ella Fitzgerald- Cheek To Cheek, The Lady Is A Tramp, and so much more!
Harry Connick Jr.- It Had To Be You
Madeleine Peyroux- Dance Me To The End Of Love
Jane Monheit- I Won’t Dance
Sarah Vaughan- Baubles, Bangles, And Beads
Dean Martin- Just In Time, You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
Judy Garland- For Me And My Gal
Nat King Cole- L-O-V-E

When joining our Foxtrot and other dance classes, note that our OUT to Dance studio locations, West Roxbury and Roslindale, MA, are within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton, Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.