"My favourite dance is the Foxtrot. It's a proper dance with proper music. It has class." - Anton du Beke
Foxtrot Dance Style & Trends
Foxtrot is known as the only American ballroom dance, and certainly holds a unique flavor. It is a graceful, yet somewhat difficult dance to master and has grown in popularity from the early 1900’s until the present. Not uncommonly, the history of Foxtrot is not exactly set in stone. There are some indications that the initial development of this dance can be attributed to Vernon and Irene Castle and before them to African slaves. However, there is another story that seems a little more solid, as the dance is likely named for the man who brought it to life.