Sweetheart

Cha Cha Cha Sweetheart

The Cha Cha Sweetheart is a Gold 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.

Leader

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
LF fwd --
After ending preceding figure, taking R to R hand hold at the end.

Slightly extend R arm fwd
2
3
Transfer weight to RF --
Slightly contract R arm
3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL. End in RSP --
Gradually raise R arm to R side. On step 5, take L to L hand hold, both arms raised, hands at eye level.
6
2
RF fwd in RSP, toe turned out Slight body turn to R Lower L arm slightly fwd
7
3
Transfer weight to LF No turn Retain arm position
8 9 10
4 & 1
RF to side to chasse RLR, moving behind Lady's back to end in LSP. Return body to previous position Return L arm to previous position
11 2 LF fwd in LSP, toe turned out Slight body turn to L Lower R arm slight fwd 
12 3 Transfer weight to RF No turn Retain arm position 
13-15 4& 1 LF to side to chasse LRL, moving behind Lady's back to end in RSP  Return body to previous position  Return R arm to previous position. Retain rSp for steps 16-26.
16 2 RF back   Starting the runs 
17 3 Transfer weight to LF No turn   
18 29 20 4& 1 Fwd Runs or Fwd locks RLR --  
21 2 LF fwd --   
22 3 Transfer weight to RF --   
23 24 25 4& 1 Backward Runs or Backward Lock LRL --   
26 2 RF back --   
27 3 Close LF to RF --  slightly extend L arm to L side and release L to L hand hold 
28 29 30 4& 1 RF to side to chasse RLR, End in Fan Positioin --  Move R arm slightly across body. Change to L to R hand hold on last step 30. 

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1
2
RF back No turn
2
3
Transfer weight to LF Start to turn to L
3 4 5
4 & 1
Fwd lokc RLR to end RF back and slightly to sdie in RSP 1/2 to L over steps 3 to 5.
6
2
LF back in RSP, toe turned out slight body turn to L
7
3
Transfer weight to RF No turn
8 9 10
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL to end LF back and slightly to side in LSP Return body to previous position
11 2 RF back in LSP, toe turned out Slight body turn to R   
12 3 Transfer weight to LF No turn   
13-15 4& 1 RF to sdie to chasse RLR to end RF back and slightly to side in RSP Return body to previous position   
16 2 LF back No turn   
17 3 Transfer weight to RF --   
18 29 20 4& 1 Fwd Runs or Fwd Lock LRL --   
21 2 RF fwd --   
22 3 Transfer weight to LF --   
23 24 25 4& 1 Bwd runs or Bwd Lock RLR --   
26 2 LF back --   
27 3 RF fwd and slightly across LF Start to turn to R   
28 29 30 4& 1 LF to side and slightly back to chasse LRL. End with LF back in Fan Position 1/4 to R over steps 28 - 20.  

Notes
  • R Shadow Hold can be used on step 5 (L to L  hand hold, Man's R hand on Lady's back)