Dance

How to Swing Dance

A very basic description of how to do one step from two types of swing dances, This is just a taster if you want to learn to dance see our dance page

Foxtrot (not Slow Foxtrot)

Leaders steps

  • Step forward with the left foot.
  • Step forward with the right foot.
  • Step to the side with the left foot so that foot is parallel to right foot.
  • Close the right foot to the left foot.
  • Step back with the left foot.
  • Step back with the right foot.
  • Step to the side with the left foot so that foot is parallel to right foot.
  • Close the right foot to the left foot.

Followers steps

  • Step back with the right foot.
  • Step back with the left foot.
  • Step to the side with the right foot so that foot is parallel to left foot.
  • Close the left foot to the right foot.
  • Step forward with the right foot.
  • Step forward with the left foot.
  • Step to the side with the right foot so that foot is parallel to left foot.
  • Close the left foot to the right foot.

Swing Dance

Leaders Steps

  • Step backwards with the left foot.
  • Replace the weight ( rock forward) onto the right foot.
  • Step to the side with the left foot so that the foot is parallel to right foot
  • Step to the side with the right foot so that the foot is parallel to left foot

Followers steps

  • Step backwards with the right foot.
  • Replace the weight ( rock forward) onto the left foot.
  • Step to the side with the right foot so that the foot is parallel to left foot
  • Step to the side with the left foot so that the foot is parallel to right foot