Vernon and Irene Castle were early ballroom dancers who were strongly associated with the Foxtrot. The Foxtrot evolved over time and the modern variations danced in a ballroom settings range from a medium tempo (Slow Foxtrot) to very fast (Quickstep).
At music4dance our use of the term Castle Foxtrot as a proxy for Foxtrot-like dances that are danced more slowly even than the Slow Foxtrot. This is particularly interesting in the context of first dances at weddings which are often danced to songs in this tempo range and called generically Slow Dance.
The Castle Foxtrot is generally danced to music in a 4/4 Meter between 15 and 25 measures per mintue (60.0 and 100.0 beats per minute) . Click here to see a list of Castle Foxtrot songs between 60.0 and 100.0 beats per minute.
|Like/Play||Title - Artist||Artist||Tempo (BPM)||Tags|
|From This Moment (69 BPM) - Shania Twain / Bryan White||Shania Twain / Bryan White||69||Country First Dance Smooth Wedding||Country First Dance Smooth Wedding|
|Amazed (140 BPM) - Lonestar||Lonestar||140||4/4 Contemporary Country Country First Dance Last Dance Pop Rock Wedding||4/4 Contemporary Country Country First Dance Last Dance Pop Rock Wedding|
|Unforgettable (74 BPM) - Nat King Cole||Nat King Cole||74||3/4 4/4 Blues Easy Listening Father Daughter First Dance More Mother Son Pop Rhythm And Blues Soundtrack Wedding||3/4 4/4 Blues Easy Listening Father Daughter First Dance More Mother Son Pop Rhythm And Blues Soundtrack Wedding|
|Me and You (143 BPM) - Kenny Chesney||Kenny Chesney||143||4/4 Country First Dance Wedding||4/4 Country First Dance Wedding|
|Faithfully (130 BPM) - Journey||Journey||130||4/4 Contemporary Faithful First Dance Pop Rock Wedding||4/4 Contemporary Faithful First Dance Pop Rock Wedding|
|Because You Loved Me (Theme from "Up Close and Personal") (120 BPM) - Céline Dion||Céline Dion||120||4/4 Father Daughter First Dance Last Dance Mother Son Pop Wedding||4/4 Father Daughter First Dance Last Dance Mother Son Pop Wedding|
|As Time Goes By (Schlaflos in Seattle) (81 BPM) - Jimmy Durante||Jimmy Durante||81||4/4 Easy Listening First Dance Jazz Pop Soundtrack Vocal Wedding||4/4 Easy Listening First Dance Jazz Pop Soundtrack Vocal Wedding|
|The Keeper Of The Stars (76 BPM) - Tracy Byrd||Tracy Byrd||76||4/4 Country First Dance Pop Wedding||4/4 Country First Dance Pop Wedding|
|Truly Madly Deeply (168 BPM) - Savage Garden||Savage Garden||168||4/4 First Dance Forever Pop Rock Wedding||4/4 First Dance Forever Pop Rock Wedding|
|Could Not Ask for More (135 BPM) - Edwin McCain||Edwin McCain||135||4/4 First Dance Pop Soundtrack Wedding||4/4 First Dance Pop Soundtrack Wedding|