Curl

Cha Cha Cha Curl

Cha Cha Curl 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.

Curl is one of the Spiral Turns. It commences in Open Position.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
LF fwd --
Slightly extend L arm fwd
2
3
Transfer weight to RF --
Contract L arm.
3 4 5
4 & 1
Compact Chasse LRL --
Gradually raise L hand to above Lady's R shoulder to circle counterclock wise on step 5.
If preferred, Man can keep his fingers lightly in contact with Lady's waist as Lady does her Spiral on step 5. Man is shaping left.
6-10
234&1
Continue with 6-10 of Spiral As 6-10 of Spiral

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1
2
RF back --

2
3
Transfer weight to LF --

3 4 5
4 & 1
RF fwd lock to chasse RLR, then turn allowing LF to cross loosely in front without weight (Spiral turn) 5/8 to L on step 5 turn is made on ball of RF with foot flat (T of LF)
6-10
234&1
Continue with 6-10 of Spiral As 6-10 of Spiral

Notes
  • Alternative finishing positions are the same as Spiral.