In 1913, Harry Fox, introduced a trot to a ragtime song, which pushed other trots way into the background. It became America’s most popular dance, and remains to this today as the standard of socials dances. Fox Trot music is written to a 2/4 or 4/4timing. The basic components are walking steps, and side steps. The dance is characterized by smooth, gliding steps, and ease of movement, which give the dance an unhurried appearance.