Chase

Cha Cha Cha Chase

Cha Cha Chase is a Silver Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the dance steps, including timing, and movement, technique; 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.

Chase commences in Open Position. No hold.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
LF fwd in line with RF or LF as appropriate, then turn to end LF back in Tandem Position, Lady behind. 1/2 to R This figure uses visual lead.
2
3
Close RF to LF without weight -
3 4 5
4 & 1
Fwd lock RLR -
6
2
LF fwd in line with RF or LF as appropriate, then turn to end LF back in Tandem Position, Lady in front. 1/2 to R
7
3
Transfer weight to RF -
8 9 10
4 & 1
Fwd lock LRL following Lady -
11 2 RF fwd in line with RF or LF as appropriate, then turn to end RF back in Tandem Position, Lady behind. 1/2 to L
12 3 Transfer weight to LF -
13-15 4 & 1 Fwd lock RLR -
16 2 LF fwd in line with RF or LF as appropriate, then turn to end LF back in Tandem Position, Lady in front. 1/2 to R
17 3 Close RF to LF without weight  -
18-20 4 & 1 Fwd lock RLR. End in Open Position. -

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1
2
RF back - .
2
3
Transfer weight to LF in Tandem Position, Man in front -
3 4 5
4 & 1
Fwd lock RLR, following Man -
6
2
LF fwd in line with RF or LF as appropriate, then turn to end LF back in Tandem Position, Man behind. 1/2 to R
7
3
Transfer weight to RF -
8 9 10
4 & 1
Fwd lock LRL -
11 2 RF fwd in line with LF or RF as appropriate, then turn to end RF back in Tandem Position, Man in front. 1/2 to L
12 3 Transfer weight to LF -
13-15 4 & 1 Fwd lock RLR, following Man -
16 2 LF fwd in line with RF or LF as appropriate, then turn to end LF back in Tandem Position, Man behind. 1/2 to R
17 3 Transfer weight to RF -
18 4 Close LF near to RF 3/8 to R Turn is commenced at end of previous beat (for sharper action, can finish full turn at end of "3", then do chasse in place, crossing knees, then LF back)
19 & Replace weight to RF 1/8 to R  Turn is commenced at end of previous beat
20 1 LF back No turn