G106 Memories of Figure Names 33 – Forward Corte (English & Japanese)

投稿者: | 2022年11月16日

Where on earth can we find “Forward Corte”?


“Memories of Figure Names No.33  Forward Corte”

It is natural to think that if there is the Back Corte in Tango, there must also be a Forward Corte, just as there is a Backward Lock Step for the Forward Lock Step in Quickstep. However, there is no Forward Corte in teacher’s textbooks, so for a long time I wanted to confirm its existence.


So, when I found “Forward Corte” in “Self-Tutor of Ballroom Dancing” (by Santos Casani, translated by Jiro Takimoto, published 1930), which I introduced last time, I was overjoyed. However, as a matter of course, the Forward Corte written there was the Back Corte for Lady danced by Man.


As you can see from the foot patterns of Back Corte (last post) and this time’s Forward Corte, the way of dancing that Mr. Casani explains is straight, and there is no rotation as seen in the modern Back Corte. And when I try to use it with a rotation (i.e. today’s Lady’s Back Corte dance by Man), I find myself getting confused and cannot dance along the LOD nice and smooth.


I don’t know if that’s the reason, but it seems that the Forward Corte with rotation has not been included since the Ballroom Dance textbook came out.


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「フィガー名の思い出33 フォワード・コルテ」