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Foxy – Backward Walk

Learn how to dance the Backward walk in Foxy.

How to dance the Foxy – Backward Walk


This step can start facing down line of dance, but you really can use it any direction.


This Foxy step can be danced in Rhythm timing – Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick or it can be done using all Slows or all Quicks.

Leader’s Footwork:

  • Backward Walk left foot leading: Left foot back, Right foot back, Left foot side rock and replace weight to Right foot. (count: slow, slow, quick, quick)

Follower’s Footwork:

  • Forward walk right foot leading: Right foot forward, Left foot forward, Right foot side rock and replace weight to left foot. (count: slow, slow, quick, quick)

Foxy Technique

Foxy is a fun social dance. It is a very easy to learn dance and is popular for wedding dances. With foxy you can do it with a formal frame or a more relaxed frame.

Heel leads

In this case the follower is going in the forward direction and will be taking a heed lead with any forward step. 

Rocking Step

This step uses a rocking action. The rocking action is what differentiates the Foxy from the Foxtrot. In foxtrot the feet come together to change weight whereas in Foxy there is the rocking action. Most steps in Foxtrot can be translated into Foxy by doing a rocking action instead of the feet coming together and changing weight.

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