Find foxtrot lessons, classes, and instructors on HeyKiki and learn how to foxtrot. With a name like "foxtrot," what could this be? The form of ballroom dance is characterized by its long strolls across the dance floor. It's like an elegant version of a 6th grade dance and is done in 4/4 rhythm, setting it apart from the waltz. Foxtrot became extremely popular during the Big Band era in the 1920s and 1930s. And, with the recent knack for nostalgia, it is a perfect time to pick up the foxtrot and dance the night away.