Side Step

Cha Cha Cha Side Step to Left

These are Newcomer Level figures. 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 to side
--
Side Step to Left Commenced with LF
When preceding figure ends with feet apart, brush LF to RF towards end of preceding count "1"
2
3
Close RF to LF
--

3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL
--
Could end in Open PP
1
2
Close RF to LF
--
Side Step to Left Commenced with RF
2
3
LF to side
--

3
4
Move RF towards LF (or close)
--

4
&
LF to side
 --  
5
1
Move RF towards LF (or close)
 --

Follower

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
RF to side
--
Side Step to Left Commenced with LF
When preceding figure ends with feet apart, brush RF to LF towards end of preceding count "1".

This figure keeps moving toward one direction, feet repeats "open" then "close" multiple times. 
2
3
Close LF to RF
--

3 4 5
4 & 1
RF to side to chasse RLR
--

1
2
Close LF to RF
--
Side Step to Left Commenced with RF
2
3
RF to side
--

3
4
Move LF towards RF (or close)
--

4
&
RF to side
 --  
5
1
Move LF towards RF (or close)
 --  
  • Closed Position. L to R hand hold may be used, in which case, step 5 may be turned to end in Open PP. (Man 1/8 to L, Lady 1/8 R).
    Step may be curved to L or R.
  • These figures can be dances in pieces, e.g. only dance step 1 to 5, not the whole 10 steps.

Cha Cha Cha Side Step to Right

Same as Side Step to Left except moving toward Man's Right. (Man/Lady reverse roles).

Videos