Let's enjoy this upbeat music by Chelo. If we have time we can also do Mei Ling's new dance Zang Sheng. If not we shall do it on Wed.
This is a SAMBA beat BUT the song lyrics is about cha cha. I have 2 good dances here. Which one shall we do?
This 1st dance is by the same choreographer as for Waka Waka that we did last year.
DO THE CHA CHA
Choreographed by: Esmeralda v.d. Pol, NL (Mar 11)
Music: Cha Cha by Chelo
Descriptions: 32 count - 4 wall - Beginner level line dance
32 counts Intro
1 Charleston Step, Rock &, Kick-Ball-Step, Pivot ½ Turn L
1-2 Step R fwd, Touch L fwd
3-4& Step L back, Rock R Back, Recover on L
5&6 Kick R fwd, Step R next to L, Step L fwd
7-8 Step R fwd, ½ Turn Left
2 Chasse R, Cross Rock, Chasse ¼ Turn L, R Shuffle Fwd
1&2 Step R to R side, Step L next to R, Step R to R side
3-4 Cross Rock L fwd, Recover on R
5&6 Step L to L side, Close R next to L, Make ¼ turn L-stepping L fwd ****
7&8 Step R fwd, Step L next to R, Step R fwd
3 Pivot ½ Turn R, Shuffle Fwd, 1/8 Turn L X2
1-2 Step L fwd, Make ½ turn R
3&4 Step L fwd, Step R next to L, Step L fwd
5-6 Step fwd on R, Make 1/8 Turn L
7-8 Step fwd on R, Make 1/8 Turn L
4 Cross, Side, Behind, Touch, Cross, Side, Behind, Touch
1-2 Step R Across L, Step L to L side
3-4 Step R behind L, Touch L to L side
5-6 Step L Across R, Step R to R side
7-8 Step L behind R, Touch R to R side
****TAG: In the 3rd wall, dance up to count 6 from section 2. Replace the shuffle fwd into:
7 Step fwd on right
8 Step L next to right.
Choreographed by: Barry Durand & Raymond Crum (USA) Oct 06
Music: Cha Cha by Chelo (104 bpm)
Descriptions: 32 count - 4 wall - Beginner/Intermediate level line dance
Intro: 32 counts
Note: The feel of the song is a Samba, but the song sings about doing the cha cha.... so voila... Sambacha.
Voltas, Bota Fogo (cross ball change)
1&2&3&4 Weight starts on L, do Volta steps which are cross and cross and cross and cross by crossing R in front of L and step on flat (or almost flat) of R
while bending knee (1) step side L on ball of foot with a slight rise (&), repeat both steps until ending on 4 with weight on R. This step seems to feel like drop, &drop, &drop etc.
5&6, 7&8 Do two Bota Fogos by crossing L over R and stepping on L bending knee slightly (5), step side R on Ball of foot (&), turning to a left diagonal
step in place L bending knee slightly (6), do the Bota Fogo on the other foot by crossing R over L and stepping on R bending knee slightly (7),
step side L on ball of foot (&), turning to a right diagonal step in place R bending knee but when finished turn body back to front at end of 8.
Mambo, Pivot Turn, Cha Cha Triple
1&2, 3&4 Mambo forward starting with L by rocking forward on L, recover R, step in place L.Mambo backward starting with R by rocking backward on R, recover L, step in place R.
5,6 Do a stationary Pivot by stepping forward with L, turn ½ turn to R stepping on R
7&8 Step forward L,R,L (cha, cha, cha)
Cha Cha Crossover Break, Side Shuffle, Cross Rocks, Side Shuffle
1,2,3 Step side R, cross L over R and rock L, recover R
4&5 Side shuffle left by stepping side L, together R, side L (cha cha cha)
6&7& These are fast cross rocks. Cross and rock R over L, recover L, rock R to side, recover L and turn L foot out to initiate a turn.
8& Turning ½ turn to the left step side R, together L (back to 12:00 wall)
Heel Jack, ¼ Turn, Press Arm, Back Crossing Shuffle
1 Step side R
2&3&4 Heel Jack (vaudeville) cross L behind R, side R, kick L, step in place L,cross in front R
5, 6 Step side L, turn ¼ turn right and press into the ball of the R foot while stretching right arm up and out on an angle.
7, 8 & Step side L, cross behind R, side L
Repeat and have fun. No tags or restarts.