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Hover Cross

Foxtrot Hover Cross

The Hover Cross is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; steps diagram; a list of figures that may precede or follow the pattern; and videos providing instruction and demonstration of the figure, techniques and practice routines that include it.

Leader

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
RF fwd
Facing DW
HT
start to turn R
S
CBM
rise e/o 1
Use CBM sending Lady to inside of turn. Stretch through diagonal. Rise to lead Lady heel turn
2
Q
LF to side
Backing DC
T
1/4 between 1-2
R
Up Really a forward step, then transfer weight and then turn.
3
Q
RF to side
Pointing DW of new LOD T 1/2 between 2-3. Body turns less
S

Up
Dissolve sway and changing sway direction
Base (feet) swivel more than body. (3 different alignment points)

Allow body to slide to the other side.

Contact point is light, brushing past partner.
4
Q LF fwd in CBMP, OP, on L side
Facing DW of new LOD T
slight body turn to R L
Up
5 Q Transfer weight back to RF in CBMP Backing DC against LOD T start to turn L S CBM Up  
6 LF to side and slightly fwd Pointing DC T 1/4 turn between 5-6. Body turns less R
Up Body slides back to basic position.
7 Q RF fwd in CBMP, OP Facing DC  TH -- R   Up. Lower e/o 7  
8 S LF fwd Facing DC  H   S CBM    

Note -- A slight lowering may be used on step 4, but the L heel should not touch the floor. Do not allow body to overturn on 4.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S
LF back
Backing DW
TH
start to turn R
S
CBM
rise slightly e/o 1, NFR

2
Q
RF closes to LF (Heel Turn)
Facing LOD
HT
3/8 between 1-2
L
continue to rise on 2

3
Q
LF to side
Backing new LOD
T
1/4 between 2-3
S

Up
Keep body light, think about "up and over" Man's arm.
Think about taking the step fwd (not side).
4 Q RF back in CBMP
Backing DW of new LOD T
1/8 between 3-4. Body turns less R
Up Let hip turn to R. shoulder and head really doesn't change position. Can shape head to right. Slightly lift left side.

It's all lower body. Do not turn shoulder, do not pull shoulder away from Man.

Allow arms to stay as still as possible.

Lady keeps her head to left (when first learning this figure), stretch left side.

Lady slides from Man's R side to his L side.
5 Transfer weight fwd to LF in CBMP, OP, on Man's L side Facing DC against LOD T start to turn L S CBM Up. NFR. Lower e/o 5 Keep head to R
6 Q RF to side Backing LOD TH 1/8 between 5-6 L
-- Lady side back to Man's R side.
Head returns to normal position.
7 Q LF back in CBMP Backing DC TH 1/8 between 6-7. Body turns less L      
8 S RF back Backing DC T -- S CBM