The Delta Dance Bronze Smooth Foxtrot video dance course is the exact same program we teach in our live group classes. This is a comprehensive program covering a total of about two hours of instruction, broken down into different parts to make it easier for you to learn.
Smooth is a beautiful dance style that has a lot of similarities to International style Ballroom, but with the partners separating. Instead of being continually joined with body contact, the partners break apart to create individual actions where they are only joined together by one or two hands. This provides wonderful creative freedom. Technique for movement is pretty much the same as it is for International Ballroom.
This course consists of most of the entire Bronze syllabus. We have put it together in the form of a routine.
While we normally don't like routines for teaching (since people usually lose track of how individual figures are linked together), it works in this dance because most of the figures start and end the same way, giving you the freedom to combine them differently. In Smooth Foxtrot (at least at this level), all figures start with the man's left foot and lady's right foot, making it easy to put together step patterns in different combinations. So this routine is a suggested routine, but feel free to change it up any way you like.
Throughout the video, we cover common issues that we see in teaching and in watching social dancers, providing useful insights to help you dance a more technically accurate and enjoyable Foxtrot, yet without the burden of too much technique.
Bronze Smooth Foxtrot Demonstration
George and Wendy demonstrate the Smooth Bronze Foxtrot routine so that you can see how it moves around the floor and so that you can identify where the individual figures take place.
This is a comprehensive course that totals about two hours in length. We've broken it down into multiple videos to make it easy to digest and to find the individual figures that you'll want to learn. If you are brand new to Foxtrot, please go through our Social Foxtrot video program first to understand the basic step patterns and technique of this dance.
1. Introduction (length 2:41)
A brief introduction to Smooth Foxtrot and this program.
2. The Box Step (length 7:30)
We review the Box Step in Foxtrot, which is identical to the one used in Waltz, except for the timing.
3. The Running Step (length 9:33)
The Running Step is similar to the Feather Step in Slow Foxtrot. It can be danced using one of two timing options. We use the Basic Rhythm.
4. Promenade (length 2:19)
The Promenade is one of the most basic steps. It's covered in more details in our Social Foxtrot video.
5. Sway Underarm Turn (length 7:55)
We fancy up the Sway with a fast underarm turn for the lady, creating some visual variety and contrast.
6. Zig Zags Inside Partner (length 5:58)
The Zig Zag is a basic Foxtrot figure that can be danced either inline with your partner our outside partner. We use both versions. The first Zig Zag is inline.
7. Turning Twinkle with Lady's Underarm Turn (length 13:35)
The official name for this figure is "Turning Twinkles to Outside Partner with Lady's Underarm Turn." It includes a checking action followed by the lady's turn.
8. Left Rock Turn (length 6:19)
This is a basic figure also covered in our Social Foxtrot program. The figure is typically used to turn a corner. We've reached the end of the first long wall in the routine and use it to turn to the short wall.
9. Promenade Twinkles (length 6:07)
We begin the first short wall with a figure where the couple separates to Promenade Position in one-hand hold, then comes back together again.
10. Twinkle & Weave with Grapevine (length 16:07)
This is the most challenging figure in the Bronze Smooth Foxtrot syllabus, but it isn't hard once you understand the leg actions. We cover it in detail to help clarify all the issues. This figure takes up the rest of the short wall, taking us right to the start of the second long wall.
11: Zig Zags Outside Partner (length 5:06)
We begin the second long wall with a version of the Zig Zags where the partners step outside each other's feet.
12: Promenade Underarm Turn (length 4:44)
Another basic figure also covered in our Social Foxtrot program.
13: Promenade Pivot (length 11:39)
We combine a couple of different figures here because the Sway is such a basic step that it doesn't need any extra instruction. The Promenade Pivot can be challenging because the partners need to understand their balance points before they can successfully perform this figure.
14: Promenade Twist (length 8:29)
This figure is quite different from figures with similar names in other dances. In this step pattern, the lady moves around the man to his left side, then both pivot to Closed Position. The figure concludes with a Left Rock Turn action. We add another Left Rock Turn to turn the corner from the long wall to the final short wall
15: Grapevine (length 9:23)
We finish the routine with a Grapevine and another Left Rock Turn to turn the corner from the last short wall back to the starting position. The Grapevine takes up the entire short wall.
This content is available to Delta Dance members only. Membership grants you access to special content, our members-only videos, and downloadable choreography and technical guides. You may cancel at any time.
Click here to register or login below with your membership credentials.