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Reverse Corté

Waltz Reverse Corte

The Waltz Reverse Corte is a Bronze 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
1
RF back
BLOD
TH
start to turn L
S
CBM
--
Do not step side ways, straight back, use CBM
2
2
LF closes to RF without weight
BDC against LOD
(or BDC on new LOD)
H(LF) then toes both feet
3/8 between 1-2
R

rise on 2
Track foot. Drag LF in with heel.  No rondes. Keep feet flat, keep knees flexed. Do not pop up both toes too early. Stay down till lady gets on her RF, then rise. 
3
3
Position held
BDC against LOD
(or BDC on new LOD
TH(RF)
--
R

up, lower e/o 3
Lower down through the right foot.

Step 1 of all following figures would be CBMP, Lady OP.
  • On step 2 turn may be made on ball of RF with foot flat. Footwork would then be 1. THT; 2 Toes both feet; 3 TH(RF)
  • Note: Other alignments (between steps 1-2) are the following, with different ending alignment:
    • backing LOD, 1/2 L between 1-2, ending LOD
    • backing LOD, 5/8 L between 1-2, ending BDC
    • backing DC, 1/4 to L between 1-2, ending BDW

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Alignment Footwork Turn Sway CBM
Rise & Fall
Notes
1
1
LF fwd
Facing LOD
HT
start to turn L
S
CBM
Start to rise e/o 1 This is the same footwork as second half of Reverse Turn.
Use CBM to help with the turn and stay together with Man.
Do not drive using upper body. Connect shoulder with hip joint, release hip joint forward which starts the motion.
2
2
RF to side
Facing Center
T
1/4 turn between 1-2
L

Continue to rise on 2 and 3
Track RF.
Do not step too big, it will pull man off his feet.
Stay very left. If spine travels to the right, it will pull weight over to right and off balance.
Show off extension between 2 and 3.
3
3
LF closes to RF
DC against LOD
TH
1/8 between 2-3
L

lower e/o 3
Gracefully collect and get back (especially when extensions last extra measure.)
Step 1 of all following figures would be CBMP, Lady OP.

Note: When alignments above are used, the Lady will turn:

  1. Just over 1/4 to L between 1-2, just under 1/4 to L between 2-3
  2. 3/8 to L between 1-2, 1/4 to L between 2-3
  3. 1/8 to L between 1-2, 1/8 to L between 2-3