Cha Cha Cha

ISTD International Latin - Cha Cha Cha Syllabus

Newcomer
  1. Basic Movements (Closed, Open, In Place)
  2. New York (to Left or Right Side Position)
  3. Spot Turns to Left or Right (including Switch and Underarm Turns)
  4. Shoulder to Shoulder (Left Side and Right Side)
  5. Hand to Hand (to Right and Left Side Position)
  6. Three Cha Cha Chas (Forward and Back)
  7. Side Steps (to Left or Right)
  8. There and Back
  9. Time Steps
Bronze
  1. Fan
  2. Alemana
  3. Hockey Stick
  4. Natural Top
  5. Natural Opening Out Movement
  6. Closed Hip Twist
Silver
  1. Open Hip Twist
  2. Reverse Top
  3. Opening Out from Reverse Top
  4. Aida
  5. Spiral Turns (Spiral, Curl, Rope Spinning)
  6. Cross Basic
  7. Cuban Breaks (including Split Cuban Breaks)
  8. Chase
Gold
  1. Advanced Hip Twist
  2. Hip Twist Spiral
  3. Turkish Towel
  4. Sweetheart
  5. Follow My Leader
  6. Foot Changes

Choreography

See Cha Cha Cha choreography page for more practice routines.

Music Timing and Tempo

  • 4/4 timing (4 beats in a bar of music), Accent on 1
  • Figures start on count "2". 2-3-4-&-1.
    • fro-cuban dances break on two so that the hip action is emphasized on "1".
  • Tempo: 30-32 bars per minute.

General Technique

See Cha Cha Cha technique page for notes on general Cha Cha technique, applicable to all figures.

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