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.


  1. S: LF fwd | Facing DW | HT | Start to turn L | Swau(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 | Sway(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 | Sways(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 | -- | Sway(S) | CBM | --

Note unusual type of rise


  1. S: RF back | Backing DW | TH | Start to turn L | Sway(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 | Sway(R) | Continue 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.

  3. Q: RF to side and slightly back | Backing DC | TH | 1/8 between 2-3, body turns less | Sway(S) | Up. Lower e/o 3

    • Then dissolve the sway.

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


Preceding Figures

  1. Basic Weave

  2. Bounce Fallaway with Weave Ending

  3. Closed Impetus and Feather Finish

  4. Fallaway Reverse and Slip Pivot

  5. Feather Step

  6. Hover Feather

  7. Natural Hover Telemark

  8. Natural Telemark

  9. Natural Twist Turn

  10. Natural Weave

  11. Natural Zig-Zag from PP

  12. Open Telemark and Feather Ending

  13. Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel and Feather Ending

  14. Reverse Turn

  15. Top Spin

  16. Weave from PP

Following Figures

  1. Feather Step (step 1 in CBMP OP)

  2. Basic Weave (LF fwd in line with partner on toe into overturned Basic Weave)

  3. Hover Feather (steps 1-2 counted SS can be followed by Hover Feather)

  4. Natural Turn (at corner)

  5. Natural Weave (at corner)

  6. Natural Telemark (at corner)

  7. Open Telemark, Natural Turn, Outside Swivel and Feather Ending (at corner)

  8. Natural Twist Turn (at corner)

  9. Natural Zig-Zag from PP (at corner)

  10. Natural Hover Telemark (at corner)

  11. Curved Feather to Back Feather (at corner)