How to Take Dance Position

Learn how to take dance position in this Howcast video about how to dance the cha-cha.

Aaron: Hi guys, I’m Aaron.

Christina: And I’m Christina.

Aaron: And we’re joining you today again, from Dance Times Square here in New York City. And today we’re going to be talking about how to get into the cha-cha dance frame. So what we’re going to do to start with, the man is going to initiate this by inviting the lady, in with his left hand.

Christina: And the lady will take her right hand and accept his invitation to dance, and both people will close their fingers, so that our fingers aren’t in a knot position; where we’re holding each others’ hands comfortably.

Aaron: We’ve got a nice, warm hold. We actually want to dance with each other, yes. And the gentleman is going to place his right hand on the lady’s left shoulder blade.

Christina: And the lady’s left hand will go in the indent of your gentleman’s, very big bicep.

Aaron: And if we turn this just slightly, you can see again from behind. The gentleman’s right hand is right here on the lady’s left shoulder blade and what we’re going to do now is, we’re going to actually bring our weight forward slightly, over the balls of our feet to our partner, so that we actually give them our weight.

So we’re not leading them around with this frame all over, and jerking her around all over the floor, and that way she can feel exactly where I want her to go at any given moment. And I just lead her from my body, and that’s how you get into cha-cha dance frame.