How to Dance Cha-Cha Syncopated Cuban Breaks

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

Aaron: Hey, guys. It’s Aaron.

Christina: And I’m Christina.

Aaron: Here with Dance Times Square, in New York City. And today, we’re going to be talking about the Cha-Cha Syncopated Cuban Breaks. We’re going to start side by side here. We’re going to start again with our basic action, starting with our left foot to the side. One, two, three, cha-cha one.

Now we’re going to take our left foot and step across our right, syncopating as we go. Two and three, and four and one. And repeating that now with our right foot across to our left. Two and three, and four and one, two, three, back into our basic action.

Let’s take a look at that one more time with the counts, starting with our left foot. One, two, three, cha-cha one, two and three, and four and one, two and three, and four and one, two, three, four and one. Now just to clarify again our footwork in that syncopation, we’re changing weight with each beat value there.

So it’s going to look like this again; two and three, and four and one. Now we’re not actually going to take our feet up off the floor, once we get comfortable with that timing and that rhythm. It’s going to look a little smoother and a little more like this as we go; two and three and four and one. A lot more hip action and just keeping our weight in the balls of our feet, right there on the floor. And that’s how we do the Syncopated Cuban Break.