Ballroom dance from the 1920
's. In the Fox Trot, the first and third beats
of every measure are more strongly accented than the second and fourth. It is danced with slow and quick steps combined, the most popular rhythms being slow-slow-quick-quick
. Each slow step counts for 2 beats while each quick step counts for one.
Fox Trot music is written in 4/4 time. The slow step is long and graceful, and the quick step is short and lively.