Time Step

Cha Cha Cha Time Step

The Cha Cha Time Step 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.

Left Foot Time Step

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
LF behind RF (Cuban Cross)
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Feet are in 3rd position. R knee bent (not straight leg as in other patterns)
2
3
Replace weight to RF
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3 4 5
4 & 1
LF to side to chasse LRL
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Right Foot Time Step

Step Timing Movement
Turn Notes
1
2
RF behind LF (Cuban Cross)
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Feet are in 3rd position, Latin Cross position, really wrap twist hip around the core to the right, while maintaining straight body line.
Option 1: L knee bent (not straight leg as in other patterns)
Option 2: Knee L leg straight.
2
3
Replace weight to LF
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3 4 5
4 & 1
RF to side to chasse RLR
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  • Time Steps can be danced any time in Closed or Open Position without hold, or having released hold at end of previous figure.
  • There is no physical lead, typical connecting figures:
    • Man dances a Spot or Switch Turn, or LF Cuban Break, while Lady dances RF Time Step.
    • Man dances a RF time step while Lady does Spot or Switch Turn, or LF Cuban Break.

Videos