Cha Cha Cha Gold Routine Technique Notes

General Notes:
Start: Man weight on LF, Lady on RF
  1. Time Step RF  (234&1) moving to Man's R, Lady's L
    • 23: ankles touch, thighs touch, butt muscle tight, switching legs very fast, sharp, twisting hips to maximum.
    • 4&1; to side, last side step: L hip (Lady) settle right away to side.(For side step, finish hip to side; when finishing with a back step, hip rotates more.)
  2. Split Cuban Break LF  (2&34&1)  Knees fast, shoulder opposition.
  3. New York  (234&1) 
    • 1: Lady spiral to L.
  4. Aida  (234&1 234&1 234&1) Finish: rock, fwd lock, half turn spot turn Lady to R, Man to L
    • After spiral, 23: both fwd steps, sharp turn at end 
    • Keep arm lower.
    • 4&1: back lock, See Back Lock Technique
    • 23: rock: showing off hip rotation, keep where body/spine is, not moving body fwd to front foot
    • 4&1: fwd lock, See Forward Lock Technique
      • turn fast at end of 1; turning shoulder first. needs to be more compact and fast.
    • 234&1: spot turn ending.
  5. Cross Basic  (2a34&1 234&1) 2 turns for Lady
  6. Open Basic Movement  (234&1) to get into Natural Top
    • Focus on hip movement, fast switching.
  7. Natural Top  (234&1 234&1 234&1) ending in Fan position
    • 234&1: going into Natural Top
    • 23 (Lady left turn/spiral) 4&1
    • 2 (Lady's L turn) 3 4&1: finish in Fan position.
  8. Alemana  (234&1 234&1)
    • 2: Knee switch needs to be very fast. Knee drape over the other knee.
  9. Open Basic Movement  (234&1 234&1) moving fwd and back lock
    • 2 (R hip back finish) 3& (LF fwd, rotate, collect R leg, knee), 
    • 4&1 fwd lock: R hip needs to finish (diagonal fwd)
  10. Man Foot Change Lady Time Step RF  (234&1) to RSP
    • 23 Lady feet together
    • 4&1: small steps to R side.
  11. Cuban Break LF  (2&3&4&1)
  12. Cuban Break RF  (2&3&4&1)
  13. Spot Turn To R  (234&1)
  14. Side step w/ Guapacha timing  (2a34&1)
  15. Basic w/ Ronde Chasse and Hip Twist Chasse   (234&1 234&1)  
  16. Split Cuban Break LF  (2&34&1)
  17. Open Basic Movement  (234&1 234&1)
    • 234&1: Man offers arm, Lady hooks her left arm to Man's R arm.
    • 234&1: basic forward chasse
  18. Man Foot Change Lady Time Step LF in place  (234&1) 
  19. Cross Basic  (234&1 234&1)
    • With turn. When turning, eyes need to have target, which makes turn look a lot sharper and with intention.
  20. Lady's Underarm turn to R (234&1 234&1)
Repeat from Split Cuban Break LF