Basic Step

     1. Sidestep to the left with your left foot
     2. Step backward & left with your right foot
     3. Left foot in place, weight shifts to it
     4. Sidestep to the right with your right foot
     5. Move your left foot to your right foot
     6. Sidestep to the right with your right foot
     7. Step forward & right with your left foot
     8. Right foot in place, weight shifts to it
     9. Sidestep to the left with your left foot
   10. Move your right foot to your left foot

     

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The Cha Cha is a true Latin dance, which originated in Cuba. The Cha Cha includes a triple step that replaces the slow step in Mambo/Rumba.  Cha cha is widely recognizable by its catchy rhythm – one, two, cha, cha, cha. It's easy to learn and fun to dance.

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The basic rhythm is 4/4 timing however for each bar of music there are 2 slow and 3 quick steps, which may be counted as – one, two, cha, cha, cha or step, step, quick step, quick step, quick step.  Shift your weight as you take each step.

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Basic Step

      1. Sidestep to the right with your right foot
      2. Step forward & right with your left foot
      3. Right foot in place, weight shifts to it
      4. Sidestep to the left with your left foot
      5. Move your right foot to your left foot
      6. Sidestep to the right with your left foot
      7. Step backward & left with your right foot
      8. Left foot in place, weight shifts to it
      9. Sidestep to the right with your right foot
    10. Move your left foot to your right foot