Ballroom Dance > Contemporary foxtrot music?

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  1. waltzguy

    waltzguy Active Member

    Luca Baricchi teaches the idea of dancing to off-music. Slow foxtrot to cha cha music, etc.
  2. One day, I would love to do a Foxtrot/Quickstep routine to "Chop Suey" by System of a Down. Suburbaknght and I danced to this at a social function last year. It was one of the highlights of my weekend.
  3. katandmouse

    katandmouse New Member

    This is an excellent exercise for getting you out of your left brain obsession with form instead of function. It's akin to turning a picture upside down before you draw it which is recommended in "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." It gets you in your right brain. For more on that, check out
  4. eclipse

    eclipse New Member

    contemporary foxtrot

    My faves are the swingy ones.

    Cherry poppin daddies - Pink elephant, shake your money maker
    Squirrel nut zippers
    Pink Martini has a few - Symphatique, something about a tomato

  5. Rumbalicious

    Rumbalicious New Member

    Contemporary Foxtrot Music

    Don't you get tired of hearing the same foxtrot music all the time?
    Here's some songs I enjoy dancing to:

    This Business of Love - Fats Domino
    The Cat - New 101 Strings
    The Maddest Kind of Love - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Razzle Dazzle - Tony Evans
    I Want Love - Elton John
  6. klyns01

    klyns01 New Member


    Hi, I'm looking to update my foxtrot music list. I am especially interested in recent top 40 songs that can be used for foxtrot or very jazzy/funky/blues-y style foxtrots (similar in style to Capone where you can feel a character). Do any of you have suggestions? Thanks!
  7. asdepique

    asdepique Member

    Here 2 contemporary Fox Trot (2007-2008):

    Wade in the Water by Eva Cassidy
    It's a Beautiful Day by Club des Belugas
  8. gracie

    gracie Active Member

    Tainted Love- not sure who's version
  9. Laurie

    Laurie New Member

    Hmmmm. Maybe "You're the Boss" by Brian Setzer and Gwen Stefani? Have not heard or danced to it in a while.
  10. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Oh no...but I've actually found that chachas are quite adaptable to foxtrots and vice versa, with a little tweaking...Call Me Irresponsible and a ton of other tracks...
  11. coolcallalily

    coolcallalily New Member

    Hi everyone! Any new ideas for a foxtrot? I'm tired of hearing the same old foxtot music... but I've been asked to do a foxtrot routine for our next Showcase. I *prefer* dancing to songs I can feel an emotional connection to, although I do realize that cannot always be the case. But does anyone have any new, fresh ideas for perhaps a modern foxtrot???
  12. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to DF coolcallalily!
  13. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member


    bon jovi
  14. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    solitude city by les forbans
  15. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

  16. coolcallalily

    coolcallalily New Member

    Thanks, you all! Those are great suggestions. :) This has become like a new game for me, haha, to figure this out!
  17. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    I'm a big fan of "Feeling Good" by Muse. Not a new song at all, but a very up-to-date take on it.
  18. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    Bunch of covers by Paul Anka, including the aforementioned Bon Jovi song. I think it's called "Rock Swings".
  19. asdepique

    asdepique Member

    Come fly with me by Michael Bublé

    If not up-to-date, by ABBA has great hits with Foxtrot tempo:
    I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do
    I Have A Dream

    Also, a big French hit from 1989:
    Mademoiselle chante le blues Patricia Kaas
  20. leee

    leee Well-Known Member

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