How to Dance a Cha-Cha Open Break

Learn how to dance a cha-cha open break in this Howcast dance video.

Aaron: Hey, guys. It’s Aaron.

Christina: And I’m Christina.

Aaron: From Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin’s Dance Times Square, here in New York City, and today, we’re going to be talking about the Cha-Cha Open Break. We’re going to take dance frame. We’re going to start with our basic step, one, two, three, cha-cha one. We’re going to lower the hold and we’re going to rock away. Instead of rocking forward on our left foot, this time for the gentleman, we’re going to be rocking back away from the lady, sending her away.

Christina: Ladies, we are rocking with our right foot.

Aaron: Two, three, cha-cha one. Back into our basic action. Now this is a really great step, because it’s going to allow us to take a two handhold, and get a little more space between us and our partner, so that we can move into some of these other great steps, such as our forward and back basic action. Cha-cha one, two, three, cha-cha one, two, three and back to the side. And one, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one.

Christina: Let’s try that to some music.