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".
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)
 --  
  • These figures can be dances in pieces, e.g. only dance step 1 to 5, not the whole 10 steps.
    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.

Cha Cha Cha Side Step to Right

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

Videos