How to Dance the Cha-Cha: Cross Body Lead Steps

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When doing cross body lead steps in Cha-Cha, the gentleman will give the lady an indication that she's going to go forward. Work on your cross body lead steps in Cha-Cha with help from a professional dancer and instructor in this free video on Cha-Cha dance.

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Hello, my name is David Alvarez from Santa Barbara Dance Center and now, I'm going to show you cross body lead in cha-cha-cha. Rock, step, chasse side. Forward, back and a chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side; forward, back and a chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side; rock step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side; rock, step, chasse side. In order for he to know that we're going into the cross body lead, the gentleman will take a side step to his left; rock, step to open up the door for her to feel that she can follow him off to the side. Now, what he's going to do with his right hand, he will give her an indication that she's going to go forward, for her forward in a back step. Now, he take her to her side. So, I indicate to her rock step by opening up so she can follow me to the side. She goes forward, she goes back and we go chasse to the side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, side together side. Rock, step, chasse side. I open my body, she follows my body. I open her body, she follows my body. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Rock, step and a chasse side. Rock, step, chasse side. Forward, back and a chasse side. I'm David Alvarez from Santa Barbara Dance Center and that's how you do the cross body lead.

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