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fox′ trot`

1. a ballroom dance in duple meter characterized by various combinations of slow and quick steps.
2. a pace, as of a horse, consisting of a series of short steps.
[1870–75, Amer.]


v.i. -trot•ted, -trot•ting.
to dance a fox trot.


A twentieth-century American ballroom dance that consists of easy walking steps to syncopated rhythms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a ballroom dance in quadruple timefox-trot - a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
ballroom dance, ballroom dancing - any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
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Ballroom is offered in Standard (waltz, tango, fox-trot, Viennese waltz and quickstep) and Latin (cha-cha, samba, rumba, paso doble and jive) styles, taught in bronze, silver and gold levels.
He said that he had dance lessons, asserting that they did the fox-trot, and he was really struggling with it, and the dance teacher said, 'You know what you need to do?
Dances include the quickstep, fox-trot, Charleston, cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive.
MIAMI, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Amateur Ballroom dancers from throughout the United States will cha-cha, fox-trot, quick step and hustle their way to Bermuda this fall for the USA Dance's Fifth National Dance Cruise, September 29-October 6, aboard Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas.
It was, in fact, a slow fox-trot, He said, sheepishly, "Er, I forgot.
Donovan's brush with the axe came as a surprise after he and dance partner Kristina Rihanoff put on a stunning Singing in the Rain fox-trot that judges had placed third on the leaderboard, seven points ahead of Savage.
The couple will compete in three heats, performing dances such as the waltz, fox-trot, tango and quickstep at 7:15 p.
Fox-trot, waltz or tango, give them a whirl before deciding.
She decided to open a gay dance studio and have Jason and De Vries run it-before long the guys were teaching the fox-trot on Santa Monica Boulevard.