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Back Corte

Tango Back Corte

Back Corte is a Newcomer 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 CBM Notes
1
S
LF back, L side leading
Down new LOD
IE of BH


strong frame turning to R, wind up.
Though books says "L side leading", most competitors do CBM and wind up a lot.
2
Q
RF back in CBMP
BDC
BH

CBM
Mirko Gozzoli lifts the heel and then the toe last. Marcus Hilton lifts the whole foot.
But Mirko, and contemporary dancers, take much longer steps than Marcus did.
3
Q
LF to side and slightly fwd
Pointing DW
IE of foot
1/4 to L btwn 2-3


4
S
RF closes to LF slightly back
Facing DW
WF



Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Alignment Footwork Turn CBM Notes
1
S
RF fwd, R side leading
Down new LOD
H


keep shoulder flat, keep head to L
More bending back, create a line.
For styling: ok to turn head to R, but keep to Man's R side.
Head flick: same as Rock Turn.
2
Q
LF fwd in CBMP
DC
H

CBM
Lift LF at very last moment, make it sharp and quick.
Stay left, do not get into Man's space.
Step straight forward, not step sideways.
Stronger drive through Man, do not veer to side, anticipating turns
3
Q
RF to side and slightly back
BDW
IE of BH
1/4 to L btwn 2-3


4
S
LF closes to RF slightly fwd
BDW
WF




As described above, the figure is danced in corner. This can also be danced at side of room, i.e. starting man DW, at step 1, man turn 1/4 to R, BDC. Then tango close, turning 1/4 to L again, ending DW.

Resources

Connecting Figures