American Foxtrot Beginner 1 Class

3 Week Series Commencing Monday August 30th from 7pm-8pm

(No Class Sept 6th)


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1532 Taraval Street San Francisco, CA 94116 / 415.752.5658


Beginning 1 American Foxtrot 7pm-8pm (3 Weeks Only)

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This dance is great for weddings and social events. It can be danced to contemporary artists such as John Legend and Ed Sheeran and Classics like:

At the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing American Foxtrot Beginning 1 class you can learn how to lead or how to follow this nostalgic dance with figures like the forward and back basic, hesitation, sway and promenade.

Who hasn't dreamed of being a Fred or a Ginger on the dancefloor... smoothly gliding across the wood like you're on ice!

The Foxtrot is a ballroom dance in 4/4 time, encompassing a variety of slow and fast steps.

The exact origin of the Foxtrot is lost in history but one theory often cited is that took its name from the vaudeville actor Harry Fox.

When the dance premiered in 1914, it caught the eye of the talented husband and wife team, Vernon & Irene Castle who have given it the signature style we know today further enhanced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. (Incidentally, Fred and Ginger played the famous Castles in a 1939 movie called "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle".)

Originally danced to Ragtime music, today it is danced to the same Big Band music that we associate with Swing dances.

Join us for this romantic and fun dance and learn to Foxtrot! This dance is also perfect for weddings and can be incorporated into choreography for many contemporary songs.