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How to Dance a Cha-Cha Cross Body Lead

Learn how to dance a cha-cha cross body lead in this Howcast dance video.

Aaron: Hi guys, I’m Aaron.

Christina: And I’m Christina.

Aaron: We’re coming at you today from Dance Times Square here in New York City and today we’re going to be talking about the cha-cha cross body lead. We’re going to start with the man’s part. Now, for the gentleman, we’re going to start with our basic action. We’re going to be starting to our left. One, two, three, side, together, side. Two, three, opening ourselves to our left and inviting the lady to come across, side, together, side. Back, replace, turning the lady to face us, cha-cha one, two, three. Opening out, side, together, side, back, replace and facing our partner, cha one and one, two, three. Cha-cha one, two, three. Cha-cha one, back, replace. Cha-cha one, two, three. Cha-cha one, two, three. Cha-cha one.

Christina: All right, so now I’ll talk about the lady’s part. Girls, we’re going to start on our right foot going to the side in our basic. One, two, three, four, and one, two, three. The gentleman’s going to bring us across. We’re going to do three runs, run, run, run. We’re going to step on our left foot pivoting to our left, two, three. Cha-cha one, two, three. Again, for that cross body lead, run, run, run. Stepping on the left foot pivoting left, two, three, four, and one. One, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four and one.

Aaron: Now, let’s try that with a partner and getting into our dance frame. One, two, three. Cha-cha one, two, three. Opening out and inviting the lady across, cha-cha one, two, three. Cha-cha one, two, three. Again, cha-cha one, two, three, cha-cha one, and that’s how you dance the cha-cha cross body lead.

Christina: Now, let’s try that to some music.

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