Hand to Hand

Cha Cha Cha Hand to Hand

The Cha Cha Hand To Hand is a Newcomer Level figure. This online reference gives a detailed description of the different variation of the dance steps, including timing, footwork, alignment, and movement; 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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
LF back in RSP
1/4 to L, then step LF
This is Hand to Hand to Right Side Position.
* Start rotating shoulders at the end of previous "1".
* The 1/4 turn happens at the end of preceding step "&".
2
3
Transfer weight to RF

on "&" turn 1/4 to R
3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side (after 1/4 to R) to chasse LRL
1/4 to R over 3-5
(Hand-toHand to RSP could end in Open PP.)
1
2
RF back in LSP
1/4 to R (on preceding &)
This is Hand to Hand to Left Side Position.
2
3
Transfer weight to LF


3 4 5
4 & 1
RF to side to chasse RLR
1/4 to L (preceding &) over 3-5
Hand-to-Hand to LSP could end in Open CPP.

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
RF back in RSP (after 1/4 to R)
1/4 to R
This is Hand to Hand to Right Side Position.

The 1/4 turn happens at the end of preceding step "&.

After rotating, stay positive forward into the front (R) foot, do not lean all the way back, maintain forward energy.
Then, release R foot and o backward walk action, RF back.

Body design: R arm extend out to side
2
3
Transfer weight to LF

"&" twist and turn 1/4 to L, elbow in (bend) on plane
3 4 5
4 & 1
RF to side (after 1/4 to L) to chasse RLR
1/4 to L over 3-5
Body design: "4": wheel down shoulder; "&": wheel down elbow; "1": wheel out arm
(Hand-toHand to RSP could end in Open PP.)
1
2
LF back in LSP
1/4 to L
This is Hand to Hand to Left Side Position.
2
3
Transfer weight to RF


3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL
1/4 to R over 3-5
Hand-to-Hand to LSP could end in Open CPP.
  • Start in Closed Position. Like reverse New Yorker.
  • Man take R to L hand hold at end of previous figure, simultaneously releasing L to R hand hold when needed.
  • This figure can start with normal hold. Man allows R hand to slide further around Lady's back on step 1, releasing hold with L land. Lady slide L hand across Man's shoulder.
    • For LSP: Man places L hand on Lady's back, releasing R hand hold at end of step 5, while Lady rests R hand lightly across Man's L shoulder. Man's  hand on Lady's back is just below her shoulder blade.
  • Take required hold at end of figure. This may end in Open PP for Hand To Hand RSP, or Open CPP for Hand to Hand LSP.

Videos