Five, Six, Seven, Eight...LLC


Our Ballroom classes cover Westchester Foxtrot & Waltz. This allows student the opportunity to focus on two smooth styles of Ballroom dance.
Ballroom can be danced to a wide variety of music styles, from very classical, to retro classics, on up to Rock, Rhythm & Pop and are considered to be the most widely danced styles for weddings & special events.
Periodically we offer a variation of the Foxtrot called Freestyle Foxtrot. This class is offered on it's own and is open to student who have already taken Ballroom I.


  • Westchester Foxtrot...
    Although often associated with the style of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, the Foxtrot was actually introduced into the mainstream by Harry Fox in 1913. The Foxtrot is a Progressive Smooth dance, traveling around the line of dance (the perimeter of the room in a counter clockwise direction). Foxtrot is a lot like walking or strolling . The basic rhythm of Foxtrot is danced Slow-Quick-Quick. Musically it is very easy to hear the rhythm. It is an extremely useful dance socially and can be danced to a variety of musical styles. The Westchester Foxtrot has a fun "theatrical" quality because it covers a lot of ground gracefully and the couples can open up to allow for turns & dips.
  • Freestyle Foxtrot...
    Similar to the Westchester Foxtrot, the Freestyle Foxtrot opens up the box into a very smooth flowing dance. This dance can also be turned into a blues style of dancing which is very sultry and has Tango-like qualities.


  • Like the Foxtrot, the Waltz is a Progressive Smooth dance. The first time the Waltz was danced in the United States was in Boston in 1834, as a more sedate form of the fast Viennese Waltz. It evolved in America around 1870 and by the 1920s had slowed down even more. With a strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of Quick-Quick-Quick, this slower version of the Waltz retained the characteristic lilt using a rise and fall technique  giving the dance a floating quality. It is popularly known as the "traditional American wedding dance" and is often used for Father/Daughter & Mother/Son dances.

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Dress Code

It is important to be comfortable in dance class and be able to move through your steps without your clothes getting in the way. Dress is everything from suits men wear at work to very casual. You want to make sure that your clothing is not too tight, especially through the back and arms. You also want to avoid very draped clothes like bell sleeves or loose long sweaters.
You certainly do not need to go out & buy shoes for your first SD class. Bring a pair from home. Do not wear the shoes you came to If this is something you plan on doing regularly then I do recommend you make the investment at some point. Until then here are some pointers.
· Do not wear open back shoes such as thongs or sandals.
· Do not wear big chunky shoes
· Do not wear shoes that are too sticky (rubber soles)
· Do not wear shoes with too high of a heel or a spiked heel.
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