Also called disco wing, is a partner dance and is mainly danced to pop and disco music.


The Discofox originated around 1973, when at the classic foxtrot, elements of swing, boogie woogie, and the two-step were added. In the United States (and Germany?) this was also called the hustle. The European discofox was incorporated into the German welttanzprogramm (world dance program) in 1979, so dance schools also went to offer discofox in their lessons. This was mainly in the German speaking part of Europe the case.

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In Germany and Switzerland is the discofox after salsa the most popular dance. This is probably largely due to the ease with which the steps can be taught. Also in Australia, France, Italy, Austria, Russia and Sweden has now been given discofox. In the Netherlands it is less frequent danced, and in Belgium, he is hardly taught.

Switzerland is since the late 90s the world's most successful discofoxland. The dance is known under the name disco swing. Almost all European and world titles went to Switzerland. This is the active discofoxscene, where can be danced discofox in various cafes daily on contemporary music. This created many new styles and much new moves and variants are developed.


The discofox is a mix of different elements from other dances. The steps and dance attitude are very similar to those of the foxtrot or quickstep. The improvisational freedom he derives from the swing. The turning techniques are common in the Latin American dances. The acrobatic figures can be found in the rock 'n' roll and boogie woogie. And the figures in which men and women dancing around each other are derived from the samba.


In principle, any kind of music with a regular 4/4-telling is suitable to dance the discofox. One condition is that the numbers have a rate of about 120 BPM, such as contemporary dance music in discos.

 A good example is the number Inferno From Paris to Berlin, or Ch!pZ with Waikiki Beach.