How to Dance Cha-Cha Crossover Breaks

Learn how to dance cha-cha crossover breaks in this Howcast dance video.

Aaron: Hi, guys, I’m Aaron.

Christina: And I’m Christina.

Aaron: And we’re joining you today from Dance Times Square, in New York City. And today, we’re going to be talking about one of the craziest, coolest, my most favorite element in the cha-cha, what we call a crossover break. Very popular element that some of you guys may have seen on television, Dancing with the Stars, maybe. This is a really cool one.

So what we’re going to do today, is we’re going to start by getting into dance frame with our partner. Extending that left hand out for the gentleman and inviting the lady in. We’re going to start again with our cha-cha basic to the side, on one, two, three, side, together, side.

As we gradually lower our left hand for the gentleman and bring the lady’s right arm across, and extend as we step forward, replace, side, together, side, and we repeat the same action to our left side for gentlemen, our right side for the ladies. Extending our arms, two, three, side, together, side, and forward, replace, and that’s how you do the crossover break.

Christina: Let’s try that with some music.