Slow Foxtrot

The Foxtrot or Slow Foxtrot is characterized by long continuous flowing movements across the dance floor and is customarily danced to the same big band music as swing. In the ballroom this dance is generally referred to as Foxtrot but here at music4dance, we are going to consistently use the modifier Slow to distinguish this dance from other dances in the Foxtrot family, such as the Quickstep and the Castle Foxtrot as well as allowing us to use the term Foxtrot to cover the entire family.

Slow Foxtrot is generally danced third in American Smooth four dance and fourth in International Standard five dance competitions.


Tempo Information

The Slow Foxtrot is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 28 and 34 measures per mintue (112.0 and 136.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Slow Foxtrot songs between 112.0 and 136.0 beats per minute.

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music4dance's top 10 songs for dancing Slow Foxtrot

Like/Play Title - Artist Tags
No Opinion It Had To Be You - Harry Connick, Jr. Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Enter Sandman - Paul Young Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Fever - Michael Bublé Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Why Don't You Do Right? - Sinéad O'Connor Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion I've Got You Under My Skin - Michael Bublé Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Comin' Home Baby - Emilie-Claire Barlow Beat Energy Mood
No Opinion Everybody Wants to Be a Cat - Psapp Beat Energy Mood

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Browse all 2147 Slow Foxtrot songs in the music4dance catalog.

Competition Tempo information:
Name Meter MPM Dance­Sport NDCA A (*)
NDCA B (*)
American Smooth 4/4 30-34 30-32 30
32-34
International Standard 4/4 28-30 28-30 28-30
28-30

(*) A short explanation of the NDCA (National Dance Council of America) columns: For American style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Silver and Gold levels while the "B" column contains Tempi for Bronze level. For International style dances the "A" column contains Tempi for Professional and Amateur couples while the "B" column contains Tempi for Pro/Am couples.


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