Shoulder To Shoulder

Cha Cha Cha Shoulder To Shoulder

The Cha Cha Shoulder To Shoulder 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.

This is danced in Closed Position, usually double hand hold.

Preceding step ends with Man's RF side and slightly forward, Lady's LF side and slightly back. Then, step outside partner. Lady is always stepping diagonally back.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
LF fwd to Lady's L side
Nil
Body has no turns, fame is facing partner. Only lower body turns to step Outside Partner.
This is Left Side Shoulder to Shoulder.
2
3
Transfer Weight to RF


3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL, Ending LF side and slightly fwd
1/4 to L over 3-5
(feet turn only)
1
2
RF fwd towards Lady's R side
Nil
This is Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder.
2
3
Transfer weight to LF


3 4 5
4 & 1
RF to side to chasse RLR, ending RF side and slightly fwd
1/4 to R over 8-10


Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
RF back
Nil
Body has no turns, fame is facing partner. Only lower body turns to step Outside Partner.

Foot position is in CBMP. Also called Latin Cross.
When foot is stepped cross the line, it's strong CBMP.

CBM: take shoulder of free leg to standing leg.

This is Left Side Shoulder to Shoulder.
When Man is doing Shoulder to Shoulder, Lady's steps are actually time step.
2
3
Transfer weight to LF towards Man's side


3 4 5
4 & 1
RF to side to chasse RLR, ending RF side and slightly back
1/4 to L over 3-5
Focus on transferring spine, proper leg actions.
1
2
LF back
Nil
This is Right Side Shoulder to Shoulder.
2
3
Transfer weight to RF towards Man's R side


3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL, ending LF side and slightly back
1/4 to R over 8-10


Videos