How to Dance a Cha-Cha Spot Turn

Learn how to dance a cha-cha spot turn in this Howcast dance video.

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Add a little Latin flair to your ballroom dancing by learning how to do the cha-cha-cha, a sexy dance that originated in Cuba. All you need is a willing partner and these online dance lessons from Howcast. The step-by-step instructions make it easy to pick up quickly.

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Aaron: Hey guys, its Aaron. Christina: And I'm Christina. Aaron: From Dance Times Square, here in New York City. Today, we're going to be talking about the cha-cha spot turns. So we're going to start this, again with our left foot, and we're going to move into our basic action. One, two, three, cha-cha one. Now instead of a break forward on our left foot, Christina and I are going to take our left foot and step directly to our right. Forward, pivot, forward, turning the face to front again, cha-cha one. Now repeating that same action with our right foot. Forward, pivot, forward, side, together, side, two, three, side, together, side, two, three, side, together, side. And that's how you do the cha-cha spot turn. Now let's try that with a partner. And one, two, three, side, together, side, two, three, side together, side, two, three, side together, side, two, three, side together, side. One, two, three, cha-cha one, two, three, cha-cha one, two, three, cha-cha one, two, three, cha-cha one. Now let's try that with music.

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