Turkish Towel

Cha Cha Cha Turkish Towel

The Cha Cha Turkish Towel 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
1-7
2 3 4& 1
2 3
Same as Alemana from Open Position No turn R to R hand hold.
8-10 4 & 1 Compact Chasse RLR. End RF to side in L Shadow Position, Lady behind Man. 1/4 to L over steps 8-10 Lower R arm, slowly taking it behind back. On Step 10, take L to L hand hold, slightly to L side at hip level.
11
2 LF back in LSP, toe turned out. --
L arm slightly forward
12 3 Transfer weight to RF --
R arm slightly to R
13-15 4& 1 LF to side to chasse LRL. End in R Shadow Position, Lady behind. --
Slowly reverse arm positions to L arm behind back, R hand slightly to R side
16 2 RF back in RSP, toe turned out -- R arm slightly forward
17
3 Transfer weight to LF --
L arm slightly to L
18-20 4& 1 RF to side to chasse RLR. End in L Shadow Position, Lady behind. -- Slowly reverse arm positions to R arm behind back, L hand slightly to L side
21-25 2 3 4& 1 Same as steps 11-15. End in RSP -- Same as steps 11-15. Release L hand hold on count "4". On count "1", R arm down and fwd, then release R to R hand hold.
26-30 2 3 4& 1 Same as steps 6-10 of Hockey Stick, end in Open Position. Same as steps 6-10 of Hockey Stick Take required hold at the end.

Follower

Step Timing Movement 
Turn Notes
1-7 2 3 4& 1
2 3
Same as Alemana from Open Position No turn on steps 1-5. 1/2 to R on step 6, 3/8 to R on step 7.
8-10 4& 1 Forward Lock LRL, moving behind Man's back to end LF side and slightly fwd in L Shadow Position, Man in front 3/8 to R over steps 8-10
11 2 RF fwd in LSP, toe turned out. --

12 3 Transfer weight to LF --

13-15 4& 1 RF to side to chase RLR, moving behind Man's back to R Shadow Position, Man in front. --

16
2 LF fwd in RSP, toe turned out. --

17 3 Transfer weight to RF --  
18-20 4& 1 LF to side to chasse LRL, moving behind Man's back to L Shadow Position, Man in front --  
21-24 2 3 4& Same as steps 11-14 Same as steps 11-14  
25 1 RF fwd and slightly to side in RSP, then turn on RF allowing LF to cross in front without weight (Spiral Turn) 3/4 to L Another option: Do normal RF side. Then, follow with alternative ending below.
26-30 2 3 4& 1 Same as steps 6-10 of Hockey Stick, end in Open Position. Same as steps 6-10 of Hockey Stick Alternative ending: "2": LF fwd, "3" RF fwd, spiral, then a three step turn on "4&1".

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