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Hover Telemark

Foxtrot Hover Telemark

The Hover Telemark 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

CBM
Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S LF fwd
Facing DW
HT
Start to turn L
S
CBM Start to rise e/o 1 Compress right shoulder (hip and foot), use CBM sending Lady to inside of turn, stretch abdominal muscle through strong diagonal to the left
2
Q
RF to side LF brushes towards RF
Facing LOD
T (RF), then IE of T of LF
1/8 between 1-2
L
Continue to rise on 2 Swing motion.
3
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing DC TH
1/8 between 2-3. body turns less
S
Up. Lower e/o 3 When landing on LF, small range of motion to recover from sway.
4
S RF fwd in CBMP, OP
Facing DC H
--
S CBM --

Note unusual type of rise

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM 
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
S RF back
Backing DW
TH
Start to turn L
S
CBM Start to rise e/o 1 NFR Small CBM through the hip allowing L hip to release back. Step RF back, anchor right shoulder. R hip is moving across inside of right foot which will allow the hip to swing. Body is picked up through strong diagonal.
2
Q
LF to side RF brushes towards LF
Backing LOD
T (LF) then IE of T of RF
1/8 between 1-2
R
Contiue to rise on 2 When traveling backwards, never turn shoulders so you don't cross center line. When going back, upper body is not a rotary motion, body should be stretching diagonal.

Lengthen left side. Keep elbows in front of body. Pick up stomach back to spine. Then dissolve the sway.
3
Q
RF to side and slightly back
Backing DC TH
1/8 between 2-3, body turns less S
Up. Lower e/o 3
4 S LF back in CBMP
Backing DC T
-- S CBM --

Hover Telemark can finish in Promenade Position. See Hover Telemark to PP.