Over the coming week we’re releasing a First Wedding Dance style per day as part of our guide to helping to choose a style for you. Today we’re looking at Foxtrot!
Foxtrot is quite a common wedding dance style – a classic, romantic and smooth ballroom dance, couples can take their time and feel confident on the dance floor. Some types of Foxtrot can be a little more up-tempo depending on the song. Think ladies gliding around in their beautiful ball gowns, led by dapper gents in their coats and tails. Classy.
Karina and Theo wanted to dance to John Legend’s All Of You. They didn’t want anything too adventurous, just needing some dance lessons for some pointers on the floor. The song is nice and relaxed at a gentle 4/4 tempo. They had some basic social Slow Foxtrot dance lessons and a simple structured routine using just the basic steps and a few ‘generic partner moves’ (see below) that allowed them to move calmly around the floor, whilst having a little flourish of moves to offer those photo worthy moments; opening out toward the audience and finishing with a classic dip (groom leans bride backwards). They looked so chilled during their routine which meant they could just really enjoy the moment. Watch Karina and Theo here:
Other songs to suit Foxtrot:
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Here Comes The Sun – Nina Simone
You & I (Nobody In The World) – John Legend
The Way you Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Let There Be Love – Nat King Cole
Caroline & Tim’s First Wedding Dance (c) Jackson & Co Photography 2015