Terry DeanTerry is the owner and principal male dance instructor of Terry Dean’s Dance Studio, in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has been teaching ballroom dancing for 30 years and opened his own successful studio following a 19 year career with Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Terry has received accolades for his choreography and has been honored as Virginia State’s Top Studio and Top Teacher twice. He and his staff teach students of all levels, whether they are interested in social dancing, exhibition dancing, or competitive ballroom dance sport. He has led many of his students to win top level gold medal competitions, and he is pleased to share his expertise with you today.
Terry Dean: Hi! I am Terry Dean, Terry Deans Dance Studio. So, glad you can join us.
Today were going to be teaching you the Foxtrot. Foxtrot is one of my favorite dances. Its one of the nicest, smoothest dances, the memory of kind of like Fred and Ginger. Everybody loves a nice Foxtrot, the music is so wonderful. Ive been teaching this for 30 years and its one of the favorites of most of my students. Once you get so, you can do a Foxtrot, you really feel like you are a dancer.
Remember though, all of the dancing is physical, so you have to train your body, and you have to get in shape to be able to do all of the different dances. So, getting stretching, and basic good exercise is one of the most important things to do.
Remember also, when youre going to really do the Foxtrot that the costuming, and the way you look because all of the ballroom dancings are very classy. So, its very important that you have the look that goes along with the steps.
So, today were going to start with the basic fundamentals of the Foxtrot, the components that make up the dance.