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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
DW (or BDC on new LOD)
H(LF) then toes both feet
3/8 between 1-2
R

rise on 2
Track foot. No rondes.
3
3
Position held
DW (or BDC on new LOD TH(RF)
--
R

up, lower e/o 3
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.
2
2
RF to side
Facing Center
T
1/4 turn between 1-2
L

Continue to rise on 2 and 3
Track RF.
Show off extension between 2 and 3.
3
3
LF closes to RF
BDW
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