Cha Cha Choreography

Unless otherwise stated, choreography is described from leader's perspective.

Cha Cha Cha Newcomer Practice Rountine #1

  1. Basic Movement In Place  (234&1 234&1)  
  2. Open Basic Movement  (23)  
  3. Three Cha Cha Chas Back  (4&1 2&3 4&1)  
  4. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1)  w/ quarter turn
  5. New York LSP  (234&1)  
  6. New York RSP  (234&1)  
  7. Spot Turn To R (Lady to L)  (234&1)  
  8. Hand To Hand LSP  (234&1)  
  9. Hand To Hand RSP  (234&1)  
  10. Underarm Turn To R  (234&1)  
  11. Shoulder To Shoulder Left Side  (234&1)  
  12. Shoulder To Shoulder Right Side  (234&1)  
  13. Spot Turn To R  (234&1)  Lady: does time step.
  14. Spot Turn To L (Lady to R)  (234&1)  Man: does time step
  15. There And Back  (234&1 234&1)  
  16. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1 234&1)  last measure do quarter turn.
  17. Open Basic Movement  (234&1 23)  
  18. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (4&1 2&3 4&1)  
[Repeat from step #2]

Cha Cha Cha Bronze Practice Routine #1

Start with Man LF free, Lady RF free.
  1. Basic Movement In Place  (234&1 23)
  2. Open Basic Movement  (4&1 234&1) lock step
  3. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1) quarter turn to L
  4. New York LSP  (234&1)
  5. Underarm Turn To R  (234&1)
  6. Fan  (234&1 234&1)
  7. Hockey Stick  (234&1 23)
  8. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (4&1 2&3 4&1)
  9. Open Basic Movement  (234&1)
  10. Natural Top  (234&1 234&1 234&1)
  11. Natural Opening Out Movement  (234&1)
  12. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1)
  13. New York LSP  (234&1)
  14. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)
  15. New York RSP  (234&1)
  16. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1) facing partner
  17. Spot Turn To R  (234&1) Lady does time step
  18. Spot Turn (Lady to R)  (234&1) Man does time step
  19. There And Back  (234&1 234&1)
  20. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1)
  21. Underarm Turn To R  (234&1)
  22. Side Step To Right commenced with LF  (234&1)
  23. Fan  (234&1)
  24. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)
  25. Closed Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1) end in open position
  26. Open Basic Movement  (234&1)
Repeat from step 3.
     

    Cha Cha Cha Bronze Practice Routine #2

    1. Open Basic Movement  (234&1 234&1)
    2. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)
    3. Closed Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1)
    4. Hockey Stick  (234&1 234&1)
    5. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)
    6. Open Basic Movement  (234&1)
    7. Natural Top  (234&1 234&1 234&1)
    8. Natural Opening Out Movement  (234&1)
    9. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1) quarter turn
    10. New York LSP  (234&1)
    11. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)
    12. New York RSP  (234&1)
    13. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)
    14. Spot or Switch Turn To R  (234&1) Lady: timestep
    15. Spot or Switch Turn To L (Lady to R)  (234&1) Man: timestep
    16. There And Back  (234&1 234&1)
    17. Side Step To Right commenced with LF  (234&1)
    18. Side Step To Right commenced with RF  (234&1)
    19. Hand To Hand RSP  (234&1)
    20. Spot or Switch Turn To L (Lady to R)  (234&1)
    21. Spot or Switch Turn To R (Lady to L)  (234&1)
    22. Fan  (234&1)
    23. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)
      CONTINUE WITH #3

      Cha Cha Cha Bronze Practice Routine #3 (*)

      Technique note for the routine
      1. Basic Movement In Place  (234&1 23)  feet together for all steps
      2. Open Basic Movement  (4&1)  Man: fwd, Lady: back [could add another Open Basic]
      3. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)  last 4&1 should be fwd lock
      4. Closed Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1)
      5. Hockey Stick  (234&1 234&1)  - Lady: do checked chasse, Man: ronde chasse; at the end, switch to patty cake hold
      6. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)  Man: fwd; Lady: back
      7. Open Basic Movement  (234&1)  - Man: does side step at the end to enter Natural Top.
      8. Natural Top  (234&1 234&1 234&1) 
      9. Closed Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1) ending in closed position. [or it could be Natural Opening Out Movement  (234&1) and Turning Basic Movement  (234&1)]
      10. New York LSP  (234&1)  At the end "1&", Man turn 1/2 to L, Lady, turn 1/2 to R to RSP
      11. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)  On "4&1", Man turn 1/2 to R, Lady, turn 1/2 to L to face partner.
      12. Spot Turn To L (Lady to R)  (234&1)  At the end "1&", Man turn 1/2 to R, Lady, turn 1/2 to L to LSP
      13. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)  On "4&1", Man turn 1/2 to L, Lady, turn 1/2 to R to face partner.
      14. Spot Turn To R (Lady to L)  (234&1) 
      15. New York RSP  (234&1)  
      16. Man does Spot Turn To R  (234&1) Lady does Time Step RF (together in place, side chasse)
      17. Man does Time Step RF  (234&1)  Lady does Spot Turn, Lady to R 
      18. There And Back  (234&1 234&1)  
      19. Side Step To Man's Left commenced with LF  (234&1)  (side-together-side-together-side)
      20. Hand To Hand LSP  (234&1)  
      21. Lady: Underarm Turn to L  (234&1)  [or do not turn to face partner in Hand to Hand and do switch turn.]
      22. Lady: Underarm Turn To R  (234&1) [or do spot turn]
      23. Fan  (234&1 234&1)  Basic fan: Man: hip twist chasse, Lady: step straight.
      24. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)  Man: slip chasse Lady: fwd lock pass Man, then sharp turn for Alemana.
      25. Shoulder To Shoulder Left Side, Right Side  (234&1 234&1). after last shoulder to shoulder, separate with arms out
      26. repeat from #1

      Cha Cha Cha Bronze Practice Routine #4 (**)

      1. Basic Movement In Place  (234&1 23)  feet together for all steps
      2. Open Basic Movement  (4&1)  Man: fwd, Lady: back
      3. Open Basic Movement  (234&1 234&1) Turning basic (to L).
      4. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)  
      5. Closed Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1)
      6. Hockey Stick  (234&1 234&1)  - Lady: do checked chasse, Man: ronde chasse; at the end, switch to patty cake hold
      7. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)  Man: fwd; Lady: back
      8. Open Basic Movement  (234&1)  - Man: does side step at the end to enter Natural Top.
      9. Natural Top  (234&1 234&1 234&1)  
      10. Natural Opening Out Movement  (234&1)  
      11. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1) - turning basic
      12. New York LSP  (234&1)  At the end "1&", Man turn 1/2 to L, Lady, turn 1/2 to R to RSP
      13. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)  On "4&1", Man turn 1/2 to R, Lady, turn 1/2 to L to face partner.
      14. Spot Turn To L (Lady to R)  (234&1)  At the end "1&", Man turn 1/2 to R, Lady, turn 1/2 to L to LSP
      15. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)  On "4&1", Man turn 1/2 to L, Lady, turn 1/2 to R to face partner.
      16. Spot Turn To R (Lady to L)  (234&1) 
      17. New York RSP  (234&1)  
      18. Man does Spot Turn To R  (234&1) Lady does Time Step RF (together in place, side chasse)
      19. Man does Time Step RF  (234&1)  Lady does Spot Turn, Lady to R  
      20. Hand To Hand RSP  (234&1)
      21. Hand To Hand LSP  (234&1)  
      22. Lady: Underarm Turn to L  (234&1) 
      23. Lady: Underarm Turn To R  (234&1)
      24. Shoulder To Shoulder Left Side  (234&1)
      25. Shoulder To Shoulder Right Side  (234&1)
      26. Fan  (234&1 234&1)  Basic fan: Man: hip twist chasse, Lady: step straight.
      27. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)  Man: slip chasse Lady: fwd lock pass Man, then sharp turn for Alemana.
      [Repeat from #3]

      Cha Cha Cha Silver Pratice Routine #1


      Start Man RF back, weight on LF; Lady LF front, weight on RF
      1. Open Basic Movement  (234&1) step 6-10 of Open Basic
      2. Open Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1) ending in Open Position
      3. Closed Basic Movement  (234&1)
      4. Time Step LF  (&34&1) Guapacha Timing. Man Time Step, Lady: Cuban Break
      5. Split Cuban Break RF  (&34&1) Guapacha Timing. Man: Split cuban Break; Lady: Time Step
      6. Cuban Break RF  (2&3&4&1)
      7. New York LSP  (234&1) change side chasse to run-run-run
      8. Underarm Turn To R  (234&1)
      9. Closed Hip Twist  (234&1 234&1) Finish in Fan Position
      10. Hockey Stick  (234&1 234&1)
      11. Three Cha Cha Chas Forward  (2&3 4&1)
      12. Chase  (234&1 234&1 234&1 234&1)
      13. Open Hip Twist  (234&1 23)
      14. Reverse Top  (4&1 234&1) Lady spiral on last count "1", into Aida
      15. Aida  (234&1 234&1 234&1) Rock and Spot Turn Ending
      16. Cross Basic  (&34&1 &34&1) Guapacha Timing, Lady does Spiral on step 5, then side chasse to finish in Open Position.
      17. Hand To Hand RSP  (234&1)
      18. New York RSP  (234&1)
      19. Curl  (234&1 234&1) (in double hand hold) Finish in Fan Position
      20. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)
      21. Rope Spinning  (234&1 234&1) Finish in Open two hand hold position
      22. Cuban Break LF  (2&3&4&1) Finish: Lady turn 1/2 to R, Man turn 1/2 to L, ending side by side position for next cuban break.
      23. Cuban Break RF  (2&3&4&1) Finish back to open facing position.
      24. Split Cuban Break LF  (2&3)
      25. Split Cuban Break RF  (4&1)
      26. New York LSP  (234&1), spiral at the end into Aida
      27. Aida  (234&1 234&1 234&1) Underarm turn to R ending. ("Elvis" move)
      Repeat from Open Hip Twist

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