Beginner Foxtrot

This routine is designed to be used for competition by dancers who have been learning to dance for less than a year, and are just being introduced to the most basic figures. Although the routines may seem simple, perhaps even to the point of being uninteresting, remember that a perfectly pronounced sentence in a foreign language is more impressive than a poorly spoken speech. It is the quality of the little things that matter, and if dancers perform these figures correctly with good posture and a smile, they are more likely to do well than if they were to attempt more difficult figures and complex routines.

In addition to posture, smiling, and looking to the left, dancers should make an effort to gradually turn their upper bodies to the right during the Feather Step, and then gradually to the left during the Three Step.

N.B. The Commencing Alignments given are those of the Man. From this alignment and the figure itself, the Lady's alignment can be inferred.

Figure Commencing Alignment Rhythm Timing
Prep Step Facing LOD S(S)SS 1234.56.78
Feather Step Facing LOD SQQ 12.3.4
Three Step Facing LOD SQQ 56.7.8
Repeat from Feather Step      

Round the corner by gradually turning to the left.