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Foxy – Cradle Step or Stationary Basic

Learn how to dance the Cradle step or stationary basic in Foxy.

How to dance the Foxy – Cradle Step or Stationary Basic

Alignment

This step is more of a stationary step that doesn’t travel around the dance floor and can be used at any time.

Timing

The cradle step or stationary basic generally uses box timing – Slow, Quick, Quick, Slow, Quick, Quick. However, Foxy can also be danced in all slows or all quicks. 

Leader’s Footwork:

  • Forward half of Stationary Basic: Left foot forward. Right foot side rock and replace weight to left foot. (count: slow, quick, quick)
  • Back Half of Stationary Basic: Right foot back, Left foot side rock and replace weight to right foot. (count: slow, quick, quick)

Follower’s Footwork:

  • Back half of Stationary Basic: Right foot back, Left foot side rock and replace weight to right foot. (count: slow, quick, quick) 
  • Forward Half of Stationary Basic: Left foot forward. Right foot side rock and replace weight to left foot. (count: slow, quick, quick)

Foxy Technique

Heel leads

When taking a step forward you want to make sure that you are using a heel lead. 

Dance Frame

Foxy can be danced in either a more formal ballroom frame or in a more relaxed frame.

Rock Step

What differentiaties the Foxy from the Foxtrot is the use of a rock step. In Foxtrot the feet general close and change weight whereas Foxy uses a rocking step to change weight. 

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