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American Style Cha Cha
Cha Cha Basic Movement
1a. Cha Cha Basic Movement
Fact Sheet
Official Name:Cha Cha Basic Movement
Dance / Level:Beginning Bronze American Style Cha Cha
Aliases:Closed Basic, Side Basic, Turning Basic

The Cha Cha Basic Movement consists of 10 steps, which are a combination of alternating rock steps and chasses danced in closed or open facing position, to the rhythm of 2,3,4&1. Each rock step is danced on counts 2,3, each chasse on counts 4&1.

The rock steps of a Cha Cha Basic Movement alternate forward and backward, the left foot taking the forward rock, the right foot taking the back rock.

The chasses can be danced sideways (side-together-side), or as a "Compact Chasse" in place by shifting weight from foot to foot with feet together (together-together-together).

Chasses can also be danced forward and backward. For more information, see Cha Cha Progressive Basic Movement.

The basic movement can be taken with or without turn. When turning, most of the turn is taken between the two steps of the rock step and the first step of the chasse. Partners turn equally at the same time. Up to 3/4 turn can be taken over the 10-step pattern.


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