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American Style Cha Cha
Crossover with Double Rock
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4. Crossover with Double Rock

This is, exactly as the name implies, a Crossover Break with two consecutive rock steps (per side). It is popular as a social variation, and useful as a tool to learn how to lead and follow using one-hand connections in open position.

The Crossover with Double Rock is typically the first pattern one learns that represents a departure from the normal 2,3,4&1 rhythm. It is, in fact, the only pattern in the beginning bronze syllabus that uses anything other than the basic 2,3, 4&1 Cha Cha timing.

Following a chasse to right (4&1), man and lady turn to left side-by-side position to dance a Crossover Break to left, taking two consecutive forward rock steps (2,3,4,1). This is followed by a chasse to left in open facing position (2&3), then turning to right side-by-side position to dance a Crossover Break to right (4,1,2,3). Partners then turn once again to open facing position to finish with a chasse to right (4&1).

Note the unusual timing of the chasse to left which occurs between the two Crossovers -- 2&3. This makes it necessary to always dance the Crossovers with Double Rock in pairs: The first double rock will offset the timing, and the second will set it straight. (To dance just one double rock would leave the remainder of the dance in 4,1,2&3 timing). Although they should be danced twice, the order could be reversed, with the Crossover to right being danced first.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Open facing position.
 
Prep1Right foot side.Release RH-LH hold. 
 
12Left foot forward in side-by-side position.1/4 turn to right between prep and 1. 
23Transfer weight back to right foot, in place. 
34Transfer weight forward to left foot, in place. 
41Transfer weight back to right foot.Begin to turn left. 
5-72&3Chasse to side, LRL.1/4 turn to left between 4-5 to face partner. Take RH-LH hold, then release LH-RH hold. 
 
84Right foot forward in side-by-side position.1/4 turn to left between 7-8. 
91Transfer weight back to left foot, in place. 
102Transfer weight forward to right foot, in place. 
113Transfer weight back to left foot.Begin to turn right. 
12-144&1Chasse to side, RLR.1/4 turn to right between 11-12 to face partner. End in open-facing position. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Open facing position.
 
Prep1Left foot side.Release RH-LH hold. 
 
12Right foot forward in side-by-side position.1/4 turn to left between prep step and 1. 
23Transfer weight back to left foot, in place. 
34Transfer weight forward to right foot, in place. 
41Transfer weight back to left foot.Begin to turn right. 
5-72&3Chasse to side, RLR.1/4 turn to right between 4-5 to face partner. Take RH-LH hold, then release LH-RH hold. 
 
84Left foot forward in side-by-side position.1/4 turn to right between 7-8. 
91Transfer weight back to right foot, in place. 
102Transfer weight forward to left foot, in place. 
113Transfer weight back to right foot.Begin to turn left. 
12-144&1Chasse to side, LRL.1/4 turn to left between 11-12 to face partner. End in open-facing position. 
Cha Cha Basic Movement>> Crossover with Double Rock
Progressive Basic>> Crossover with Double RockDancing a chasse to side over steps 8-10 of Progressive Basic.
Underarm Turn to Left>> Crossover with Double Rock
Crossover Break to Left>> Crossover with Double Rock
Crossover with Double Rock>> Crossover with Double Rock
Cross-Body Lead>> Crossover with Double Rock
Progressive Cross Triples>> Crossover with Double RockDancing a chasse to side over steps 20-22 of Progressive Cross Triples.
1-5 Cha Cha Basic Movement>>Crossover with Double Rock to LeftPartners releasing to open position with two-hand hold over 3-5 of Basic Movement.
Open Break>>Crossover with Double Rock to Left
1-5 Underarm Turn to Left>>Crossover with Double Rock to Left
Crossover Break to Right>>Crossover with Double Rock to Left
Crossover Back Break to Right>>Crossover with Double Rock to Left
Crossover Turn to Right>>Crossover with Double Rock to Left
Offset Break to Right>>Crossover with Double Rock to Left
1-11 Progressive Cross Triples>>Crossover with Double Rock to LeftProgressive Cross Triples taken in open facing position, dancing a chasse to side over steps 9-11.
Crossover Back Break to Left>>Crossover with Double Rock to Right
Crossover Turn to Left>>Crossover with Double Rock to Right
Offset Break to Left>>Crossover with Double Rock to Right
Crossover with Double Rock>> Cha Cha Basic Movement
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>6-10 Cha Cha Basic MovementWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>6-10 Progressive BasicWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
Crossover with Double Rock>> Progressive Basic
Crossover with Double Rock>> Open Break & Underarm Turn to Right
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>Underarm Turn to R.When 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
Crossover with Double Rock>> Underarm Turn to Left
Crossover with Double Rock>> Crossover with Double Rock
Crossover with Double Rock>> Fifth Position Breaks
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>6-10 Fifth Position BreaksWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
Crossover with Double Rock>> Crossover Back Breaks
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>6-10 Crossover Back BreaksWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>6-10 Crossover TurnsWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
Crossover with Double Rock>> Crossover Turns
Crossover with Double Rock>> Offset Breaks
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>6-10 Offset BreaksWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
Crossover with Double Rock>> Cross-Body Lead
Crossover with Double Rock>> Progressive Cross Triples
1-7 Crossover with Double Rock>>12-22 Progressive Cross TriplesWhen 1-7 of Crossover with Double Rock is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.
Crossover with Double Rock>> Stop and Go
Crossover with Double Rock to Left>>Crossover Break to Right
Crossover with Double Rock to Right>>Crossover Break to LeftWhen Crossover with Double Rock to Right is taken on counts 4,1,2,3, 4&1.


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