How to Dance and Lead an Advanced Cross Body Lead for the Man

Learn how to dance and lead an advanced cross body lead for the man in this Howcast dance video about how to do the cha-cha.

Aaron: Hi guys, it’s Aaron.

Christina: And I’m Christina.

Aaron: Here again with Dance Times Square in New York City. Today, we’re going to be talking about how to dance an advanced cross body lead for the gentlemen n cha-cha. So we’re going to start with the gentlemen’s part separately.

So guys, what we’re going to be doing again is, we’re going to be starting with our left leg and our basic action. Side, back, replace, side, together, side, forward, replace. Now I’m just going to rotate this so you can see it, side, together, side. Two, three, cha-cha one. Now as we rock forward, two, three we’re going to open to our left. Side, together, side.

And on this third step we’re going to lunge into our left leg, leading away from the lady and replacing two, three, cha-cha one. Coming back into closed position two, three. Just so you can see that again. Cha-cha, lunge, two, three, cha-cha one, two, three, side, together, lunge, two, three, four and one.

Now let’s take a look and see what that actually looks like with a partner, guys. So you can get an idea of what it is we’re doing here. So I’m going to invite Christina in. We’re going to start with our basic again.

One, two, three, four and one, two, three, opening up for the cross body lead, side, together, lunge, replace, three, four and one, again two, three, four, and one, two, three, four, and one, and just like we had talked about before, two, three, leading our frame with the lady giving to her, three, four and one, okay?

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