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Cha Cha Variation #1 (5:45)
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Cha Cha Combination (2:25)
All 4 Cha Cha variations shown together.

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STYLE:
American or Int'l Style Cha Cha

LEVEL:
Intermediate

DESCRIPTION:
Open Break, Man's Fake to Sweetheart, 4 Cross Chasses, Check & Ronde to Cha Chas In Place, Slip Pivot & Underarm Turn.

STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position.
 
Prep1Left foot side. 
 
12Right foot back. 
23Replace weight to left foot. 
3-54&1Chasse to side, RLR.Release right hand from lady's back and take RH-RH (handshake) hold. 
 
62Left foot back, away from partner. 
73Replace weight to right foot.Begin to lead lady to turn to her left. 
84Close left foot to right foot.Continue leading lady to turn left, towards your right side. 
9(&)No step.Continue leading lady to turn left, towards your right side. 
101Step in place with right foot.Continue leading lady to turn left, towards your right side, ending in sweetheart position. 
 
112Left foot back. 
123Replace weight to right foot. 
 
134Left foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
14&Right foot side.1/8 turn to left between 13-14. 
151Left foot closes to right foot. 
 
162Right foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to right. 
17&Left foot side.1/4 turn to right between 16-17. 
183Right foot closes to left foot. 
 
19-214&1REPEAT STEPS 13-15.1/4 turn to left. 
 
22-242&3REPEAT STEPS 16-18.1/4 turn to right. 
 
254Left foot forward in CBMP (checked action). 
261Replace weight completely to right foot, then ronde left foot on floor. 
272Left foot back in CBMP.1/4 turn to left between 26-27. 
28&Close right foot to left foot. 
293Left foot side.1/8 turn to right between 28-29. 
 
304Close right foot to left foot. 
31&Transfer weight to left foot in place. 
321Right foot side. 
 
332Left foot back in CBMP.1/8 turn to left between 32-33. 
343Right foot side.1/4 turn to right between 33-34. Release lady's left hand and begin to lead her to turn to her right using RH-RH hold. 
354Close left foot to right foot.Continue leading lady to turn right under raised RH-RH hold. 
36(&)No step.Continue leading lady to turn. 
371Right foot side & slightly forward.End in open facing position. Resume normal LH-RH hold. 
STEP#COUNTDESCRIPTIONNOTES
Begin Closed facing position.
 
Prep1Right foot side. 
 
12Left foot forward. 
23Replace weight to right foot. 
3-54&1Chasse to side, LRL.Release right hand from lady's back and take RH-RH (handshake) hold. 
 
62Right foot back, away from partner. 
73Replace weight to left foot.Begin to turn to left. 
8-101Chasse to side, RLR, ended back.1/2 turn to left over 7-10, ending in sweetheart position on man's right side. 
 
112Left foot back. 
123Replace weight to right foot. 
 
134Left foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to left. 
14&Right foot side.1/8 turn to left between 13-14. 
151Left foot closes to right foot. 
 
162Right foot forward in CBMP.Begin to turn to right. 
17&Left foot side.1/4 turn to right between 16-17. 
183Right foot closes to left foot. 
 
19-214&1REPEAT STEPS 13-15.1/4 turn to left. 
 
22-242&3REPEAT STEPS 16-18.1/4 turn to right. 
 
254Left foot forward in CBMP (checked action). 
261Replace weight completely to right foot, then ronde left foot on floor. 
272Left foot back in CBMP.1/4 turn to left between 26-27. 
28&Close right foot to left foot. 
293Left foot side.1/8 turn to right between 28-29. 
 
304Close right foot to left foot. 
31&Transfer weight to left foot in place. 
321Right foot side. 
 
332Left foot back in CBMP.1/8 turn to left between 32-33. 
343Right foot side & slightly forward.1/4 turn to right between 33-34. 
35-374Three-step turn to right, LRL, ended back.1 & 1/2 turns to right over 34-37. End in open facing position. 
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