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date: 15 August 2020


The Oxford Companion to Music
Peter GammondPeter Gammond

A ballroom dance that developed from the one-step, becoming known as the foxtrot about 1914. By 1924 the original smooth, gliding dance was labelled the slow foxtrot to distinguish it from the simplified and faster foxtrot, which became known as the quickstep. It is danced to music in common time at about 30 to 32 bars a minute. The foxtrot became popular in England when it featured in ... ...

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