Reverse Top

Cha Cha Cha Reverse Top

Cha Cha Reverse Top is a Silver 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.


  • 2: RF to side and slightly fwd | Up to three complete turns over 1-15

    • Man's L toe remains in same place.

  • 3: Swivel on ball of LF, ending LF in front of RF (Cuban Cross)

    • Maintain frame all the time and keep LF in about same place.

  • 4: RF to side and slightly fwd

  • &1 234&1 2 4&1 Repeat 2 & 3 six times


  • 2: LF behind RF (Cuban Cross) | Up to three complete turns over 1-15

    • The turning action is continuous.

    • Body keeps turning, and then stepping. Foot keeps turning.

    • Knees will not straighten fully until last step 15.

    • Only slight natural hip movement is used.

  • 3: RF back and slightly side

    • Lady rotates around Man's L toe which remains in place.

    • Lady: maintain shoulders, body center and hipos facing Man.

  • 4 & 1: LF back, toe turned out, to chasse LRL

  • 2: RF back and slightly to side

  • 3: LF behind RF (Cuban Cross)

  • 4 & 1: RF back and slightly to side to chasse RLR

  • 2 3 4& 1 Repeat steps 1-5

Preceding Figures

  1. Advanced Hip Twist

  2. Basic Movement In Place

  3. Closed Basic Movement

  4. Closed Hip Twist

  5. Curl

  6. Natural Opening Out Movement

  7. Open Hip Twist

  8. Spiral

Following Figures

  1. There And Back

  2. Closed Basic Movement

  3. Open Basic Movement

  4. Fan

  5. Opening Out From Reverse Top

  6. Aida

  7. Spiral (after leading Lady into her spiral on step 10 of Reverse Top, follow with 6-10 of Spiral)