Hover Corte

Quickstep Hover Corte

The QuickStep Hover Corte is a Gold 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.


  1. S: RF back | BLOD | TH | Start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o 1. NFR

  2. S: LF to side and slightly fwd | Pointing DW | T | 3/8 to L between 1-2. Body turns less. Continue to turn body on step 2. | Sway(R) | - | continue to rise on 2.

  3. S: Transfer weight to RF; side and slightly back | Backing DC against LOD | TH | -- | Sway(S) | -- | Up. Lower e/o 3.

  4. S: LF back in CBMP | Backing DC against LOD | T | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --


  1. S: LF fwd | Facing LOD | HT | Start to turn L | Sway(S) | CBM | start to rise e/o1

    • Be aware of Man's center. Drive toward the Man, but not shaping too early.

    • This figure has delayed reaction to Man's body. Man takes head to the foot and then develops the shape out of standing leg.

  2. S: RF to side, LF brushes towards RF | Facing center, end facing DC against LOD | T | 1/4 to L between 1 and 2. Continue to turn 1/8 on step 2. | Sway(L) | - | Continue to rise on 2

    • To be stable, right shoulder, hip and leg need to be all lined up, weight on RF

    • R side (ribs) to Man (which will pull hip forward and collect the legs), R hip/middle to Man. Then turn head, stretch/extend.

    • Connection is lower (hips, upper legs is pressing with Man), allowing even more extension.

    • Think of the shape coming from lower part of abdominal first, then taking the curve up to upper body.

    • Don't just bend back from waist and fall back.

    • The side connects to arm. When giving right ribs/side, the tone extends to R arm and give that toned arm/hand to Man forward.

    • At beginning: head can still kept left throughout the figure. When more comfortable, head can be more free, open to the right at end of 1st S, then close and turn to L when developing shaping.

  3. S: LF diag fwd | Facing DC against LOD | TH | -- | Sway(S) | - | Up. Lower e/o 3.

    • After lowering at e/o step 3, hips turn R, makes space to move legs in between. Typically, you breathe out when coming down.

  4. S: RF fwd in CBMP; OP | Facing DC against LOD | H | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

Preceding Figures

  1. Chasse Reverse Turn

  2. Closed Impetus

  3. Natural Spin Turn

  4. Quarter Turn to Right

  5. Quick Open Reverse

Following Figures

  1. Tipple Chasse To Right

  2. Tipsy To R

  3. Running Finish

  4. Tipsy To L

  5. Four Quick Run (At corner)

  6. V6 (At corner, 2-12 of V6)

  7. Six Quick Run (At corner)