Jo Ann Foxtrot
source: USARS NEW PREMIER TEAM DANCE DIVISION - Effective with the 2001-2002 skating season, establish a new Premier Team Dance Division
Music: Foxtrot 4/4, Counting 1-2-3-4 Tempo: 92 Beats Per Minute Position: Side “B”
Axis: 45 to 60 Degrees
The dance starts on count 1 of a measure of music. The first step skated must be step #1. The opening steps must be either 8 or 16 beats of music.
Every step must take the floor in the “parallel and” position unless otherwise noted. Steps #4 and #9 are raised chassés.
Step #10 (ROF Swing) begins at the top of the center lobe.
Step #14 (XB-RIF) and step #17 (XF-LIB) are crossed chassé steps. The takeoff for each of these steps must be crossed-foot, crossed-tracing, close and parallel. The aim is out so the arc of the pattern will not be disturbed.
Step #14 (XB-RIF) and step #15 (LIB) comprise an open held mohawk turn. This turn must be executed heel to heel. During the execution of step #14 the woman must increase the depth of her edge to allow a tracking relationship to exist before the beginning of step #15. During this type of a turn the male must retain a constant arc.
Step # 20 (ROB) and step #1 (LOF) constitute an open dropped mohawk turn. At the end of step #20, the man deepens his edge to cross tracing with the woman before executing step #1. There should be no deviation in body lean when stepping from step #20 to step #1. The takeoff for step #1, when repeating the dance, should be from behind the heel of the tracing skate.
The baseline for this dance starts with step #6 and ends with the completion of step #10. The first count of step #10 (ROF Swing) begins at the top of the center lobe. Step # 20 begins at the top of the continuous barrier lobe.