Foxtrot refers to two dances which are set to the same style of music, one suitable for beginners, the other suitable only for experts. The first has several names: Social Foxtrot, Slow Rhythm, American Smooth, Smooch. The second is called Slow Foxtrot. Both dances are characterised by slow, leisurely looking, movements.

Social Foxtrot is the first Ballroom dance we teach. It is the ideal point entry to Ballroom dancing: it gets you going and it illustrates some important points of general applicability. The tempo is slow, with only modest amounts of turn in the basic figures.