Learn to Dance Fox Trot Online

Fox Trot is a fun and flowing traveling dance that can be danced to a wide variety of music.

In this mini-course, we'll teach you the basics of Fox Trot, as well as many of our favorite variations. You'll learn three different forms of Fox Trot, including Magic Step Fox Trot, Box Step Fox Trot, and Vintage Fox Trot (based on Two Step).

What You Will Learn

    1. Welcome to Fox Trot!

    1. How We Teach

    2. Lead and Follow

    3. Dance Positions

    1. Music

    1. Magic Step

    2. Outside Turn

    3. Zig Zag

    4. FUNdamentals: How to Pivot

    5. Pivots

    6. Rocking Turn

    1. Box Step

    2. Turning Box

    3. Box Step Inside Turn

    4. Extended Box

    5. Trapezoid Box

    6. Medialuna Puntana

    1. Zig Zag Two Step

    2. Turning Two Step

    3. Walk and Zig Zag Two Step

    4. Walk and Turning Two Step

    5. The Two and One / Texas Two Step

About this course

  • $49.00
  • 25 lessons


Here's a preview of some of the music this course will teach you to dance to:

You'll also be able to adapt the steps you learn to dance to Nightclub Two Step music as well:

Your Instructors

Nick & Melissa Enge

Nick & Melissa Enge are social dance instructors at the University of Texas, where they teach hundreds of students how to dance every semester. They are known for their relaxed, fun-loving approach to dancing, which puts even the most terrified students at ease. Given that their in-person classes are always full, with a waitlist, they created this site so that anyone, anywhere can learn from them at any time, and experience the joy of dancing!

Misty Enge

Misty, Nick and Melissa's Siberian Forest Cat, is named after the early 20th century dancer Mistinguette, inventor of the Apache dance. Whenever she graces a lesson with her presence, she is always sure to steal the show.


  • What will I learn in this course?

    In this course, you'll learn the basics and several variations of three different forms of Fox Trot. Whether you choose to learn to lead or follow, after taking this course, you'll have a good understanding of how to dance Fox Trot.

  • Why should I learn Fox Trot online?

    In our online classes, everyone gets the best view, instead of having to crane their neck to see what the teacher is doing. In addition, when learning online, you can watch the lessons over and over again (now, and any time in the future), as well as rewinding or slowing down the video if you need more help with a particular step.

  • Why should I learn Fox Trot from you?

    Unlike many other sites that offer online classes, where you might only get a quick demonstration of the steps, in the detailed instruction you will receive in this course, you'll actually get a step-by-step breakdown of each variation as well as many specific tips about the finer points of leading and following them. In addition, in developing this course, we thought carefully about how to arrange the variations so that each lesson builds on what you've learned in the previous lessons, so you'll always know exactly what's going on.

  • Do I need a partner?

    No! In addition to teaching the variations in a partnered context for students who are learning with a partner, in each lesson, we virtually dance the steps with you so that even if you're learning solo, you'll have us to dance with.